Puerto Rico takes direct hit from Hurricane Maria

Maria socked Puerto Rico today; everyone lost their power. Sounds like the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years. All the grim news from CNN.

Also, I wrote up a newspaper column about hurricane season here. Hope I didn’t sound too flippant about the plight of Canadian tourists stuck in hurricane alley: the point is tourists can usually avoid hurricanes simply by looking at the calendar and not booking the trip. 

Earthquakes, snowstorms, terrorist attacks and nuclear bombs are a different story, however.