The gulf coast has experienced its fair share of hurricanes during the past twelve months. Three major storms have plowed through the area during that timeframe. Obviously, none have been more deadly or devastating as Katrina.
Luckily, Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach only suffered minor damage when compared to our neighbors to the west. Hurricane Ivan taught our area that you can't take life for granted. We all get caught up in our daily routines. Reflection occurs once a natural disaster occurs.
Money is lost, property is destroyed, and families are torn apart as a result of these disasters. The only good thing about a hurricane is what happens after the storm. Communities grow stronger because the rebuilding requires days and days of sweat and tears.
Today is a bad day for New Orleans and the Mississippi coastline. Tomorrow won't be much better. Things will get better. Day by day, hour by hour, things will get better.