The Rain Hits the Roof

Marisa Bregg, Staff Writer

It’s Florida, and we are feeling the effects. One moment it will be clear as can be outside, and the next, a huge downpour can occur. The rain usually stops in the next few minutes. It’s truly befuddling…Hurricane Isaac is long gone, but the official hurricane season won’t end until November 30. October’s weather should range from 70 to 90 degrees, so it’s truly unpredictable.

One example of a crazy huge tropical downpour was on Thursday afternoon just after school ended. The lightning wasn’t even 10 seconds apart. The lights were flickering on and off, and students were made to stay inside. You could’ve thought a tornado was right in the center of the quad.

Sometimes the heavy rain isn’t just an inconvenience, but left traces behind. Friday, after school ended, another downpour occurred with a horrifying effect. 47 cars crashed spreading out along the highway. Helicopters, cops, and ambulances were spread out along the scene,in case of injuries, but luckily, everyone was safe. Only the traffic was delayed.

You might want to bring an umbrella with you during the school day considering most of the campus is outside, hence the name. But if not, just be prepared for random blotches of heavy downpour. Rain or shine (or both),