I am writing this at 35,000 feet aboard a Southwest Jet headed to Tampa. The plane is packed. Partly because Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on the east coast of Florida and flights into Miami and Ft Lauderdale have been cancelled.
While waiting at Love Field in Dallas I read that nearly two million people are evacuating Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas as Matthew approaches. Since the storm has already devastated Haiti, hit eastern Cuba and pounded the Bahamas, this is a prudent response. Continue reading