Vir Cantium

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Looking Back Along Michael Fish’s Family Tree…

… We get to 1900 and Galveston, Texas:

14 years before the storm hit, residents floated the idea of building a sea wall to protect themselves. The city’s chief weatherman pooh-poohed the idea, promising, “It would be impossible for any cyclone to create a storm wave which could materially injure the city.”

Which has given me cause to reflect that anyone under 30-ish probably doesn’t much remember the events of October 1987 and so I will resume advance planning of my mid-life crisis.

(h/t Ambush Predator)


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