Dear Members and Friends,
September 10, 2017, 9:30 AM: Peering outside through a tiny window of my friend’s home where I have been staying since arriving in Naples, the wrath of Hurricane Irma begins to descend upon Naples. Our power is out - the silence is only pierced by fierce winds, driving rain and an eerie howling whistle at the front door. Inside the air is starting to become stagnant. I can’t imagine what it will feel like in the days ahead when we don’t have power or water. Six weeks ago I was ‘safe’ at home in Cleveland, and now the thought of a Category 5 hurricane directly hitting my new home is almost too difficult to fully comprehend.
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