We have turned the page on another hurricane season. For us it was fairly mild. Other than the wickedly wet Tropical Storm Fay, which dumped well over 20 inches of rain on the area in a few days and caused many weeks of damaging flooding along the banks of the St. Johns River, we escaped with no significant damage to our town. More broadly the season was not so kind. Not only was it “the only year on record in which a major hurricane existed in every month from July through November in the north Atlantic,” it caused an estimated $54 Billion in damage throughout the Caribbean basin. Much of the damage was concentrated in Hati and Cuba, two countries that can ill afford such trials.