Ian is the first major hurricane hitting my hometown since I moved away. I spent all yesterday helping to coordinate emergency alert information on the university website. I chatted with family, friends, and coworkers about their plans for evacuating or “hunkering down.”
Even though I’m safely across the country, my mind can’t help but keep putting me there, telling me to check my batteries, fill up water jugs, take in plants, etc. It’s a very strange feeling to live in two places at once.