As the Cleanup Process Begins, We’re Reminded Everyone is Affected by Hurricanes

By on September 13, 2017 in Blog Posts | RTX Traveler Magazine

The chapter of hurricane Irma’s destruction is over. But the chapter on the cleanup and long-lasting devastation is just beginning. We echo the sentiment presented here by By Shep Altshuler, publisher of TimeSharing Today. We sincerely hope for the best for all of those affected by Irma. We may live far away from the eye of the storm, but your next vacation destination could be dead center when the hurricane hits.

By now, every American has been touched, in some way, by the effects of hurricanes. They imperil lives, property, and businesses. Death and destruction threaten as we watch the most severe storms form, grow, and roll across the national landscape. We also know the international devastation caused in parts of the world that are less capable of responding as we do here in the U.S.

We know them by name — but these monster storms are not our family members or friends. They enter our lives as unwanted invaders, foes wreaking havoc and terror on a scale beyond most terror attacks.

Unlike terror attacks, hurricanes are predictable. We can see them coming from hundreds of miles away. They’re reported and tracked on the news and by multiple weather-reporting services. As the winds blow, and the waters rise, we see the toll of injuries and deaths rise in the aftermath.

In the world of vacation ownership, TimeSharing Today, its readers, and industry providers are among those who are impacted. We may live far away from the eye of the storm, but our resort could be dead center when the hurricane hits.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all victims of extreme natural disasters.

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About the Author: Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for RTX Traveler Magazine, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family and dog, and of course, traveling! His favorite RTX spots to visit are Orange Beach, Alabama, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, but he's visiting new places all the time. .

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