I will admit like most in EMS to being somewhat of an action junkie, but instead of being upset that I might be missing out on the hurricane action, now that I am older and have a family to protect, I was quite glad that I could spend the day at home instead of out on the road battling the elements.
I have been in EMS a long time, and like most who have been in EMS a long time, I have acquired a Matrix-like ability to evade bodily fluids, including spit. I do my best Keenau Reeves impression and for a brief second find my eyeball a bare millimeter from the spit gob. But I slowmo evade it. It falls back to earth, landing on my computer screen.
“Again, not cool,” I say.
The water on the road caused a car on the highway to hydroplane and smash a New Jersey barrier, but fortunately there were no serious injuries and by the time we approached the scene the sun was popping back out and there was a brilliant full rainbow over the city you could see great from the elevated highway.