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Column: What Irma wrought
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When Hurricane Irma was closing in on coastal Georgia, it never occurred to us that the Rondarosa, located more than an hour’s drive north of Atlanta, would be vulnerable to its viciousness. Oh, but frail and vulnerable we proved to be. As weather forecasters put us under a tropical storm warning -- the first in the history of Atlanta -- I began to pray, beseeching God Almighty to spare the trees of the Rondarosa.