You thought The Great Snowstorm of 2013 only affected New York, Hartford, Boston and Portland? The world is so small today that the ripples reached Florida. Canceled flights kept some lobster red New Englanders down here scrambling for places to stay and prevented the next round of pale-faced visitors from getting their expensive new sunburns.
There is certainly a serious side to a big storm like this one. Close friends in eastern Massachusetts had a 40 foot tree come down in the middle of the night, crunching two cars. One of the limbs came through the wall of the bedroom where they were sleeping. They are OK and insurance will take care of most of the financial damage, but it was frightening and a reminder of Mother Nature's power.