I'm scared. I have gallons of water in my house and if that damn plug didnt undo itself, as well in my bath tub. I live alone and though my boyfriend says he'll come help if it's really bad, he lives an hour away in an even worse flood area. My work is even cancelled the next two days SO FAR. We'll see what happens, man.
Yeah, I don't really know what to expect. I live alone with my doggy. Who I am by all means claiming as my service dog if they evacuate us to higher ground. She is ordered by my doctor and let me tell you what kind of nervous breakdown I will have if you leave her behind in a flood. You're basically going to have to restrain me. And trust me, it's just easier to either let me with her, or let me take her. I mean lets just be honest.. I'm crazy. Separating me from my dog makes me do crazy things.
Hope all of you in the storm path are safe! Hurricanes/Cyclones are no jokes. The last time I took a storm as a joke (didn't go home from work even though everyone else had gone home), Nargis happened. So it's always better to be prepared.
Omg too much hype. The weather channel does this all the time. Ever since they warned us about a damn tornado 45 minutes after the fact and the Blizzardgedon of 2010 that they totally downplayed, I don't trust them. And yes there are mandatory evacuation zones but no one's really leaving lol. I know people in them and they're all like "HURRICANE PARTY." :DDD So far it's just windy, not anything I haven't seen, and I have yet to see a drop of rain.
@SpAnKyLiCiOuS - I used to think that way, too. Now, as the wife of the one that risks his life to go save those who think it's fun to ride out a storm "hurricane party" style...well my young kids and I don't think it's so cool anymore. In fact, it really pisses me off that someone would risk my husband's life and potentially leave my children fatherless because they either liked the excitement of the storm or they simply didn't take the warnings seriously.
Is it still a hurricane? I work 200 miles offshore. Everybody and their brother has every single link to every known hurricane forcast / radar / tracking station available and to some not available to the public. Saw on the news this morning, east coast news forecasting winds in excess of 50 mph in some areas.
For those of you who are not familar with this type of weather, heed the warnings and protect yourself.
For us ... winds like that are just another day in the gulf. By the way, for those of you who may be impacted by the storm ... we know where you can pick up a bunch of FEMA trailers .. cheap.
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I've lived off the Gulf Coast, where the actual storms hit, my entire life. Every year there's a new "Storm of the century" and every year we sit back, quietly fill our bathtubs with water, and stock enough food to last approximately a week. Every year we empty the bathtubs and slowly integrate the food into the normal groceries. Every. Year. Storms happen. You get used to them. They're almost never as bad as the news show. If you're really worried, get an apartment on the second floor and good renter's insurance.