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Florists Powerful Resolve As Effects of Hurricane Ike Blow Over
Though many have been tragically affected by the hurricane, florists are looking to flowers as a reminder of the power and beauty of nature. Florists are able to help their customers (and themselves) maintain a bit of normalcy by delivering flowers that would otherwise have been lost during electricity outages and other effects to victims affected by Hurricane Ike.
The kind words and good thoughts associated with receiving flowers never fades. They cannot be marred by misfortune but instead provide tender relief as nature's band-aid. Florists across the south and even as far north as Illinois were recently given an opportunity to remember this phenomenon as Hurricane Ike struck a powerful blow in Galveston on September 13.
Many florists are showing clever resolve during these forced and difficult times in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Some florists in the affected areas are attempting to reach out to their customers in a very different way. Curfews, roadblocks, wind damage and more have left florists unable to process orders outside of funeral flowers. However, the good nature of florists is to share the beauty of their stock with others rather than letting the precious flowers go to waste. Because their customers are unable to come to the flower shop, some florists are taking the flower shop to their customers with the help of refrigerated vehicles.
When Hurricane Ike devastated locals in Galveston Texas, florists here definitely felt the impact of the Category 2 hurricane. With winds as fast as 110 mph, many people in the area were left with severe damage to their homes, forced to evacuate, or were without electricity if among the lucky few. Many Galveston florists are regrouping with valiant efforts to press forward despite current hardships.
The effects of Hurricane Ike have been felt heavily in the south but also as far north as Chicago, Illinois. Florists and flower shops here are among those suffering from heavy flood damage due to the nine inches of rain that Hurricane Ike reigned in. Delivery times during the worst of the storms being often several hours, loss of electricity, and other damages have put more than a damper on these florists affected by Hurricane Ike.