According to Gulfport, Hurricane Idalia’s impacts on Gulfport, contaminated sewer water from floods, and O’Maddy’s reopening during Hurricane Idalia are all on people’s minds this week.
“So wait it’s been 100 years and my first 12 months we get 2?” —Stanley Constantine, talking about hurricanes
“You can huff and you can puff, but don’t blow any of my s@&t down.” —Christian Grindstaff, talking to Idalia
“Hurricane? More like a Hurrican’t.” —Bernie Dougherty, after his house survived
“So wait, they have to tell people to stay out of the sewer water?” —Ethan Parker, visiting from Seattle
“Maybe this is nature’s way of getting rid of derelict boats?” —Jeff Smith, after seeing a washed up boat
“I mean on a positive note, now we can paddle board up to the bars.” —Michael Hannigan III, remarking on O’Maddy’s speedy (if not entirely legal) re-opening
Chris Shablak writes According to Gulfport. He’s taken a winding road to end up here through small towns in New York, Ohio, and Washington. An eternal optimist, he likes sailing, pickleball, disc golf, ice cream, and wine, but mostly ice cream.
Sure, not everyone talked about Hurricane Idalia’s impacts on Gulfport, contaminated sewer water from floods, and O’Maddy’s reopening during Hurricane Idalia. Even so, Chris thought it was worth noting. According to Gulfport consists of random things Chris hears as he wanders the streets, our beach, and restaurants. Keep watch on what he hears every week — here’s another According to Gulfport.