It was said that a hurricane was coming
                                                                                                            our way. School was cancelled for the remainder of the week.
                                                                                     But, the hurricane never came. The deadly, category 4 storm never hit. Hardly any
                                                                                  rain fell, with barely a rise in water levels. A category 4 was supposed to hit us, and it
                                                                        didn’t. There’ve been nor’easters that were much stronger and hit harder than what happened
                                                                       this weekend. The day was dull and cloudy. No one knew where the damage was. The storm had

                                                                       slowed and hammered on the Carolinas, particularly the North. There was flooding everywhere,

                                                                        disaster in the streets. There were fallen trees, houses with no power. Lives were even stolen by

                                                                             the storm. The immense amount of damage done was due to the speed and power of the

                                                                                      storm. It had rained long and hard. All of it, the heavy rain and blistering wind;
                                                                                                                          it could’ve happened to us, but it didn’t.
                                                                                                                                     It was so close to hitting us.
                                                                                                                                             There could have been
                                                                                                                                                horrible flooding, we
                                                                                                                                                        just happened to
                                                                                                                                                                        get very

Name of your School: 
Hampton Roads Academy
Homeroom Teacher: 
Mrs. Lumm
The Virginia Student Prize Grades 9-12