Photos: Blow-up doll "Judy" welcomes Hurricane Irma to Daytona Beach
Just before curfew was enacted due to Hurricane Irma yesterday in Daytona Beach, a blow-up doll named Judy, attached to dozens of balloons, came barreling down the beach in the 40 mph winds. Rebecca Didion and a friend were trying to tie down the contraption on a pole but they lost grip. I had flashbacks of playing second base in Babe Ruth League baseball as a kid. “You got this,” I said to myself as it picked up speed over a 50 year span. I couldn’t believe it was coming right at me, except for the two steps I took to the right. I put my arms and legs out like and X and hoped for the best.
Game winning catch., Roberto Alomar.
I saved Judy.
"The hurricane stuff is so serious all the time, but it's not dangerous right here at this moment right now,” says Rebecca Didion, “It's just a little windy and rainy like a tropical storm. And so, lighten the mood a little bit. You stress out for a whole week because you don't know if it's going to hit you at a four or whether it's going to hit you at a one.”
After 45 minutes attempting to get Judy up in the air like a kite, they lost control again, but this time second baseman was a palm tree.
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