FFA Prepares Relief for Double Hurricane Victims

Dave Drago, Journalist

Hurricane Michael was one of the strongest storms in Florida history, resulting in 74 fatalities and $25 billion in damage. Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

14th of September, 2020.
The other day we held the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks committed by the radical Salafist group al-Qaeda, and as of September 8th, the 120th anniversary of the Galveston Hurricane, also called “The Great Storm of 1900”, lasting from The 27th of August, 1900, to the 15th of September, 1900, and making landfall on the 8th. Today, a new threat challenges us.

As you read the print on this page, The States of the South- especially Louisiana -prepare and repair, Hurricane Laura having damaged them significantly, and the second part of the first ever Double Hurricane has yet to come. Hurricane Laura in the end, caused billions in damage and is responsible upwards of 15 deaths. To add onto the worsening conditions, a tropical storm, named “Sandy” is supposed to hit Louisiana in the coming days with winds upwards of 80 mph. Once more residents of Texas and Louisiana brace for the inevitable. Meanwhile, another hurricane, Hurricane Paullete, races towards The Bermuda Islands and may even hit Miami along with other parts of Southern Florida. These hurricanes bring bad memories for local residents, in Florida they are reminded of Hurricane Michael, the strongest hurricane in Florida history, killing 74 people and doing 25.1 Billion dollars in damage, in Louisiana they remember Hurricane Katrina, which has only begun a few years prior, it ended up killing 1,833 people. and in Texas we are reminded of the Storm of 1900, which killed over 12,000 people and is labeled as the worst natural disaster in American history,

The economic strain from these events, not to mention the millions that are now put in harm’s way, shall burden our nation for a great deal of time, but we, through our resilience, we shall bound not just back, but forward having learned from these dreaded disasters.

Mrs. Strickler and her agriscience class in partnership with FFA are sending supplies to aid those in need, if you have something you wish to give, we are in need and non-perishables foods, Infant care items, and objects for children’s entertainment (things like coloring books or Etch A Sketches).
There is no exact deadline but everything given will leave as soon as Mrs. Strickler is able, which will be this week. So bring them as soon as possible, preferably within the next one or two days if you are able.