Watching the footage of Irma hitting Florida is riveting- it's not every day when you get to see an entire state disappear from the map:
The videos of downtown Miami are chilling:
How much of a future does Miami really have, this low-lying coastal city in a storm-prone region? I am reminded of J.G. Ballard's The Drowned World. Tengrain is exhorting Florida's Rick Scott to seek high ground, but I know he lives on a mountain. Tengrain also mentions Donald Trump's weird assertion that the Coast Guard is improving its 'brand'... I never knew that this branch of our military has a 'brand'. We'll see how FEMA's brand fares in the aftermath of the storm when the cameras are elsewhere.
Speaking of cameras, Irma's got to be good for the television ratings... on the heels of Harvey, this is bound to be the best television season EVER. Stay tuned, you never know how things is going to turn out.