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As a resident of Orlando, I share the following thoughts on my recent Hurricane Irma experience with these acknowledgments: I did not experience housing damage beyond some lost shingles and minor water entry in a bedroom; our family lost power for about 36 hours and we were able to stay with family in the meantime; our lives as a family of six returned to relative normal within two days after Irma left. I recognize that these realities impact my perceptions of the Irma experience because it was ultimately a speed bump for us in the journey of life. I know that many other people impacted this year by hurricanes Jose, Irma and Maria were not so fortunate. Life is forever different and some people remain in full recovery and rebuilding mode even today, weeks after the hurricanes departed.
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Meyer, Adam, "Experiencing Goodness in the Midst of Challenge" (2017). UCF Forum. 280.
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