Tropical Storm Tammy
Typical St. Simons: some folks were cracking jokes about the last two days being 'like a hurricane.' When I informed them that what we had was, in fact, a tropical storm named Tammy, they were astounded.
"We knew something was different!" They'd say.
I guess that's what you get when your main source of news is the vitriolic and tabloidesque St. Simons Tribune.
Things over in Brunswick were a little different, and apparently a lot more dangerous. Though, the quote of the day is this one from the Brunswick News: "Schools report some increase in absenteeism Thursday, particularly at Brunswick High School." That just may have been the results of the hurricane parties...but we'll chalk it up to atmospheric convection anyway.
Its been decades since a major storm crossed the Island. There is standing water outside my office (but that happens with any big thunderstorm), several houses flooded in the heart of Brunswick (again, that happens with any big thunderstorm, it was just deeper this time) and the worst damage was over at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Define ironic? Several Department of Homeland Security vehicles were flooded out and had to be towed away. We lost power several times, and there are big chunks of trees down, but nothing we can't clean up before watching Georgia vs Tennessee on Saturday.
The one drawback is the beach. Ophelia did some damage earlier this year, and now this. I haven't been there yet, but I bet the topography has completely changed.
Today? The weather is great.