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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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Tropical Storm Arthur

Tropical Storm Arthur rain 07-01-2014We had our first brush with 2014 tropic weather this afternoon when Tropical Storm Arthur went from Invest 91L to a tropical depression to Tropical Storm Arthur right off the coast from us. To be honest, it wasn’t all that big of a deal: we had a regular boomer move through a couple of days ago that was a lot more impressive for its wind, heavy rain and lightning.

The lawn and flowers got a nice splashing.

Tropical Storm Arthur

Still, it was worth going out on the porch and carport to grab a little video.

Looking back at other storms

Useful hints for natural disasters

A wimpy Isaac and tales of Kate

Emily and Elena

Rushing home for Irene

Hurricane Francis makes a mess in 2004

Between Gustav and Hanna with Ike coming (plus, I got a little behind in my blog)


4 comments to Tropical Storm Arthur

  • Terry Hopkins

    Tropical storms are the bane of living down here…but glad it is moving out to sea!

  • Brad Brune '66

    All of you “Heartland Deserters” always talking about Florida are the ‘bane’ our still living in Cape … but we are still glad the ‘bane’ of tropical storms is not enough to ‘sceere’ you into moving back up here.

    Most of us don’t wish that you all would get ‘warshed’ out to sea or anything, but just knowing there are some ‘banes’ to the perfection of your retiring in paradise, makes us feel a whole lot better about our dismal, depressing lives.

    • Mr. Brad, Sir,

      Trust me, I can give you all kinds of things the chamber of commerce doesn’t tell you about: heat and humidity; palmetto bugs (cockroaches with four-inch wingspans); pythons that can eat alligators; concrete-eating termites; fire ants and New Yorkers.

  • Brad Brune '66

    Thank you, Kenneth, for exposing the ‘double probation secret nasty underbelly’ of your retirement paradise in idyllic Florida – the Sunshine State. I can’t speak for everybody up here in Swamp East Misery – but I personally do feel a little better.

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