Hurricane Awareness - Why Is Mother Nature So Pissed Off?

Hurricane Sandy

This hub comes with no bells and whistles. It comes at the request of my good friend Linda and her undying love for humanity. She has reached out to the HubPages community and has asked us to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. I am here to do my part.


At the tail end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy beat her path up the eastern coast of the United Stated with a vengeance. She bypassed the usual stomping ground of her kind; the good ole FLA of USA, as did all of her predecessors after that bitch Katrina came knocking on America’s unsuspecting door.

I feel negligent to the rest of the American east coast because they don’t know how to prepare for a hurricane and I never thought to pass on the information. Nor do their meteorologists know how to prepare those who can hear their voice because hurricanes just don’t go that far up the east coast! Until now. Upper east coast weathermen talk about snow storms and school closings and road clearings but have not been trained to warn about oncoming hurricanes and offer survival techniques.

Oh my God, Mother Nature is pissed! We humans have created this havoc and sent Mother Nature on a rage through our disrespect and disregard for what She has given us through God’s hand. It’s bad enough that we have disrespected our human counterparts through prejudice, judgment and condemnation, but we are literally killing our earth and MOTHER NATURE IS FLIPPING PISSED OFF!


Are we to blame for pissing off Mother Nature?

In addition to throwing emissions into the air we breathe, which depletes the ozone layer, Florida is intent upon building in order to attract newcomers and offer additional, yes I said additional, home options to current residents! Really?? How many of us can afford more than one home and why do we need more than one? As the result of Florida businesses’ greed in attracting those who have more money than God and making you want to puke because you’re struggling to make ONE mortgage payment, our coastline has diminished at an astounding rate.

Florida is a peninsula, soon to become a floating neverland if we don’t quit messing with Mother Nature! Five percent of our coastline is eroding due to construction and misuse of the land. This, in my belief and interpretation of earth science, is creating a wider path for hurricanes to travel without obstruction. Florida is not the only culprit. Or is it?

We have got to stop depleting out earth of natural resources and we have got to stop thinking of monetary gain and remember mankind! I believe Mother Nature is God’s spokesperson on this earth. And they are both pissed to the max!!

Sandy has hit hard. She has made a point that we all need to recognize and hear. Until we correct our behavior and our treatment of the soil beneath our feet, we need to help those who need help. We are to blame and we need to fix the damage we have caused.

We can help the victims

I cannot physically offer shelter for those who have been affected by Sandy because I’m too far away. But I can still offer help and so can you.

I will send this week’s earnings to the Red Cross. That way it can be distributed where needed. What will you do?

How many times do you need to be knocked upside the head before you hear and listen? What’s more important – the badge on your desk or the loved ones by your side?

Peace,

Bravewarrior



Shauna L Bowling

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Copyright © October 2012

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well shoot, Sha, don't sugarcoat your point; say what you really mean. :)

Great hub; I'll link it to mine tomorrow when it I post it. You are, of course, absolutely correct. National Geographic had a great article a few months back about the increase in violent storms, and the blame is on our doorstep. Thanks for raising awareness my friend.

bill


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Shauna - I thank you for penning such an insightful hub. We in the Northeast were "babes out of water" (no pun intended) and took such a beating. I made a quick ride to pick up donated products for a benefit dinner/auction my brothers firehouse is (this could change) planning to have. It was originally meant as a benefit to assist last years Irene victims who have yet to see a penny of relief. Now they are combining the dinner to include both storms. Sadly, the names in need will more than likely be duplicated from Irene.

Mom and I were blessed for coming through fine. It isn't the same for many low-lying community members.

You are a generous person and I commend you for your big heart.

Love, blessings and fireflies.

Voting this up and sharing


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Bill, you know I've been remiss in posting, but Linda's post pleading for we hubbers to speak sparked a light and I had to respond. This is what came out of my heart. For years I felt guilty working for a construction company but stayed with it to pay the bills. What is that worth if we no longer have the means or the property? Even more so, what's more important, the things or our lives in the name of prosperity???


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

You're right that treating the environment in foolhardy ways has negative consequences and that putting profit and economic growth ahead of responsible stewardship of the earth is foolhardy and no longer acceptable. Not that profit and growth are all bad or all good. It's a matter of balance and common sense.

I will contribute as I can to help victims of Sandy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Beckie, I meant to ask how you and mom fared. I read your readiness exercise in a comment to one of Bill's hubs the other day. I apologize for not getting with you, but I am relieved to know you and your mom are OK. Oh, my lordy, what have we done to ourselves????


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Bill, I screwed up in my response to my comment to you. The ending sentence meant to say what is more important, financial gain through unnessary construction or keeping the earth on solid ground for our families? sheesh!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

B.Leekey, the hurricanes of late are sending us a message so very out loud I don't know why no one hears! We are moving back to living green, but there is so much restoration to be done on the global level before any of our efforts do any good. We need to redirect our priorities. Financial gain means nothing if you have no place to display your wealth. When it come down to it, do you prefer emotional wealth or wealth that makes you numb to human needs considering you ultimately can't take the 'things' with you anyway?


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Shauna my dear soul - we are absolutely fine. Others did not fare quite as well. We have wonderful neighbors who always check on us after a storm and we ventured out today to check on them. As you know, we are in a rural area with many many trees. We had to bring the truck back and walk as many tree's were down but neighbors close by were no worse for wear. Not the same to others in the community as well as so many unfortunate souls in other regions of the country. I can not say thank you enough for getting this Hub out to the masses. You have quite a following and the more that know the better. You made a very good point - we in the Northeast can handle the strongest and hardest snowstorms, flick away a sleet and ice storm and barely flinch at sever thunderstorms. Not many of us fully understand the wrath of a hurricane, especially a record breaking size such as Sandy. Between Sandy and Irene we have learned some valuable lessons. I have new-found respect for Floridian's such as yourself who deal with this wrath regularly.

I send so many blessings your way and hope those fireflies are brightening your evening. Love, Beckie


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Beckie, your fireflies have kept my heart aflicker since I met you. I am relieved you have come thru this with aweful storm with enough room in your heart to worry about my lightning bugs.

Thank God for your and give your mom a hug from me!


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Good job Shauna. I knew you wouldn't hold back. Thank you for caring enough to stop what you were doing and capture that passion. That's what creates change! Hugs!


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

"We humans have created this havoc and sent Mother Nature on a rage through our disrespect and disregard for what She has given us through God’s hand. It’s bad enough that we have disrespected our human counterparts through prejudice, judgment and condemnation, but we are literally killing our earth and MOTHER NATURE IS FLIPPING PISSED OFF!"

Spot on! We should start sacrificing virgins to Gaia.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Linda, when I read your hub I just had to do something. Thank you for caring and thank you for the challege. I hope you get a huge outpouring of pleas from our fellow hubbers!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Larry, how would that help the earth?


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MelanieFitzpatric 4 years ago from Florida

Shauna , well said. I like how you tell it like it is - keep it up.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Mel. Glad you took time out of your busy day to stop by!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sha,

Your e-mails to me were so very loving, supportive and specific... I could certainly tell that you have been down this road before.

We are fairly fortunate compared to even some neighbors down the street. As a tight knit community, we are all helping with food and generators...even Halloween has been postponed wisely to Saturday night.

You have a heart as big as all get out. Love and thanks, Maria


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Maria, I'm so glad you're safe. I'm also glad you are all there for each other. That's what community is all about! I take it you got your power restored?


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This is what I would say is justifiable anger! Great hub......and I would ask some of the same questions. How many homes DO people need? Yes, of course the filthy rich like to "collect" homes,vehicles and luxuries the way we little folk collect stamps and coins......I know.

We got through our minor visit from Sandy. I say, "minor," because relatively speaking, it was. The devastation elsewhere is wretched.

Thank you for this caring and important article, Sha..............UP+++


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Paula, I cannot believe the magnitude of this hurricane! If I recall the numbers correctly, the news said is had a reach of 1,500 miles. That just blows my mind! There has to be something we've done to our continent to have allowed Sandy that kind of reach. And yeah, Mother Nature is flippin' pissed off at our disrespect for her land and disrespect for ourselves. And the GREED! That is the nemesis of today's society. Where has it gotten us? Closer to annihilation.

Thank God you're safe. Love and prayers to you and all who have reaped the wrath.....

Sha


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Yes, girlfriend, I sent you an e-mail yesterday. Hugs, Maria


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Oh, sorry. I guess I'm a little burned out..... :-(


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I have been watching the destruction on TV, how very sad it is. It's like God is pissed off. We rob the land of natural resources then wonder why the climate has changed. Greed is the culprit. The Red Cross has set up a hot-line to donate, God willing It will get there. I can remember when The Red Cross paid a person ten dollars for a pint of blood, I infused many pints, the hospital charging the patient three hundred dollars. Maybe it's a wake-up call. Enjoyed you hub..Thank you..


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Shauna, why would God be upset? I mean, he makes the land beautiful and we put up a shopping mall. He puts all animals on Earth for a purpose and man decides which ones deserve to live and what ones deserve to die. He gives us an atmosphere to support life and we destroy the ozone layer because it makes things handy for us. He gives us ten directions by which to live and man ignores them. I mean, if mankind were your child, would you be upset? You couldn't be. An "ologist" of some type would validate all of man's reasoning and tell you that the old ways no longer were viable in today's world. Politicians would stand behind that reasoning, big business would financially support the politician's views, and it would become politically incorrect to do anything else. Can you tell I agree with you? Great Hub!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub at this time of hope and sadness.

Thank you for sharing as this says so much about you as a person.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Always, I agree with you. God is pissed of at man's greed, indeed! Let's see if we learn from this lesson...


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Rich, right on! We're not doing any of the things you mention in your comment, are we? We wouldn't dream of hurting our earth or each other, would we? Sheesh! This society is going to hell in a handbasket, or should I say waves of fury!

Hopefully man will see what he's doing before it's too late!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Eddy, thank you for your comment. This continuous devastation laid down by Mother Nature should be a wake up call to the world. Let's see if anyone pays attention!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

When I see stuff like this, I'm always reminded of a Native American saying: if you hurt and disrespect the planet, she in turn, will hurt and disrespect you.

I think about our "progress" as humans and at what cost? I'd better close with that thought because I could get on a very big and tall soapbox with that one. :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

CC, I think this may be from where my rant boiled - the Cherokee in me. I can just see them now, wondering what in the hell White Man is doing to Mother Earth! There was a scene in the movie 'Little Big Man' with Dustin Hoffman. I was very young when I saw it and remember only one thing from it: Chief was lying on the ground dying while Dustin Hoffman kneeled over him and Chief said 'white man is the only man who annhilates himself'. Or something to that effect. I've never forgotten it and I see our human race as self-annhilators. If we continue on that path, I'd like to step out of the human race and continue life through my rose-colored glasses!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

thank you for this hub Sha. i pray for the fast recovery of the city on this huricane and for the people who needs help.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

You are so kind, Spy. Thank you for caring!


Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi Sha, you do have a heart of pure gold. I hope you will keep it shining brightly and share your perspectives and passion with the people who care for you, and everyone else you can find!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

You're sweet, Vicki. I have no intentions of not sharing what I have to say. Thanx for the kind words.


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

This is so interesting that I'm reading this today. I am in the Northeast. Sandy devastated many areas around us. While we never lost power. We were so fortunate.

Now it's January 2014. We've been dealing with the strangest winter weather. Starting back in the fall, I knew we would be in for it again. While hurricane season was calmer in 2013, there were nuts everywhere. Hickory nuts, acorns, etc. We couldn't step anywhere without crunching them under our feet. Sure enough, we've been hit with a whopper of a storm the other day. But more alarming is the cold. Wind chill factors below zero. Record-breaking cold. We were predicted to have -20 below zero. I don't remember ever feeling that kind of cold before here.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida Author

Crafty, we had extreme lows here the last couple of nights, too. Had to cover plants and bring indoors what we could. We didn't get any frost, tho.

A friend of mine, and fellow hubber, GrandmaPearl told me that when she sees loads of acorns on the ground she knows a doozy of a winter is on the way.

Stay warm my friend!

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