I definitely feel bad about it, and I apologize. Call it insufficient appreciation of the problem’s magnitude. As I read about it today, I became quite sad. It’s one of my favorite parts of the world, after all.
I also feel for the businesspeople, from the shrimp boat captains to the restaurateurs to the property managers, who are really going to be punched in the stomach by this thing. It’s an awfully shaky economy in which to try to hoe a new row on the spur of the moment, and some won’t make it. God be with them.