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Hurricane Irma from A to Z, a guide to laughing in the face of adversity

Hurricane Irma from A to Z, a guide to laughing in the face of adversity

Florida doesn’t have the friendliest history with hurricane names ending in A? Donna, Katrina, Wilma … and now Irma? We’ve had so many calm years and a few overblown near misses lately to falsely believe Florida is coated in hurricane-proof Teflon. But every once in a while, a storm comes along that rattles longtime South Floridians to the core. Category 5 Irma is such a storm.

Hurricane Matthew threw us a scare last year but went wide right. Now, Hurricane Irma is at our doorstep, and we all have a queasy feeling. And I’m dropping my dining critic’s fork and going back to the world of hard news again for the storm’s duration.

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