During a Hurricane you should probably stay away from the water [By Jackie]

bill.tirAcadia National Park’s Thunder Hole, located in Maine, is a place where many tourists are known for gathering to watch waves crash into a crevasse and make a thundering sound while splashing high in the air.

This past Sunday many tourists went to check out the waves caused by Hurricane Bill.

Now you would think that hurricane+waves would make you be a little cautious. I am sure it made a cool sound, but while there is a hurricane frolicking throughout the Atlantic Ocean it might be a tad dangerous.The U.S. Coast Guard reported that the waves swept over 20 people, including a 7-year-old girl who did not survive. Eleven people were taken to the hospital, mainly for broken bones after being slammed onto the rocks. While this is horrible news, I can’t understand why you would stand on rocks watching waves come at you. Especially at the age of seven when you probably aren’t the strongest swimmer.

Hurricane Bill has been hustling around the Atlantic ocean for a week or so. Yesterday it hit up the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia with intense torrential rains and heavy winds. It left tens of thousands of people without power and flooded beaches.

Thankfully, it was far enough from the shore to not cause anymore damage. The hurricane has gone from a level 4 back down to a level 2.

My boyfriend just asked me if I wanted to go to the beach today and play in the HUGE waves. Hm… I think I’ll pass on that one.

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Comments

  1. Kate ...Mahanes says:

    werd jackie! its like hey there’s a forest fire, lets go toast some marshmallows! haha, ok so thats not the same, but still… hurricane + waves = yikes

  2. hahaha i agree completely katie… it’s like saying, hey, there’s an elementary school, lets go smoke meth in the parking lot. that’s a school zone. you’re looking at 20-40 in the slammer for that.

  3. Why do you know the prison sentence for smoking meth in a school zone ange?

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