Very good article by Tom Neale on hurricanes [“The truth hurts: Storms just don’t care,” February]. They really do not care, they just “do their thing.” What a lot of people do not realize is that there are very few hurricane holes when the storm gets in the Category 4 and above range. Although the locals might say otherwise, there are no sheltered places in Florida at Category 3. The best protection is for the storm to go someplace else.
Our area on the northern Gulf of Mexico was flooded by Hurricane Dennis in 2005, and the storm was nowhere in the area. We were hit by a wind band that pushed the water into Apalachee Bay and on shore to about 12 feet above sea level. I had a floating dock and all kinds of debris in the yard at Shell Point after the storm passed. C. Henry Depew Tallahassee, Florida