[note: I wrote this a couple of days ago, but am just getting to posting it.]
Yesterday, NPR reported that Tropical Storm Isaac was bearing down on Cuba, Hispaniola, and nearby islands and, by extension, Florida. It then mentioned it being twenty years (to the day, I believe) since Hurricane Andrew hit Florida.
I found that a little shocking (call it global warming throwing water in my face), insofar as that, twenty years ago at this time, we were tracking the first storm of the year, whereas today we're tracking the ninth. That's certainly progress, and certainly not in a good way.