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Re: Hurricane

After graduation from ET school in Sep 1964 I was sent to FSS Key West to attend special Maintenance Course 573. Shortly after my arrival Hurricane Isbell decide to pay us a visit on 14 October. To try and protect vehicles, many of them were brought in and parked on the ball field. Dependents were brought to FSS to rideout the storm. Not having all the individual game systems etc. that we have today, to try and entertain the kids, a room was set up to show cartoons. Military personnel were selected to act as escorts for the kids going between the wings of the school. At one point after having taken some kids across I remember on my return stopping and watching the roof of the Patio Beach Bar be torn off. Most of the sheets ended up against the ball field fence. Unfortunately, one sheet made it over and found a convertible. While there was some flooding and wind damage from Isbell, nothing like what people have just received from Irma.

Re: Hurricane - by Michael Hein - Sep 12, 2017