Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Yank Goes 15 Rounds with the Hurricane

I'm actually still waiting for it to hit. Everyone wants to know if I'm worried about it because this is my first hurricane. I tell them that I lived in Tornado Alley for 37 years, so no I'm not worried.  Once, I was in New Haven for training when remnants of a hurricane came through.  The biggest difference in tornado weather and hurricane weather is that when tornadoes occur you get about a 2 hour notice that conditions maybe right, then sirens go off and 30 minutes later it is all over.  I have been watching this damn hurricane for over a week now.  And it just became a hurricane about an hour ago. (this helped the title because The Yank Goes 15 Rounds with the Tropical Storm loses its punch). (ya see what i did there)

I'm sitting at home on a sunny day awaiting the storm.  We have done all of preparations: water, flash light, food......and now we wait.  I've been waiting over a week.  I guess eventually will find out what all of the chaos is about.  For example, I stopped off at Dollar General last night.  Holy cow was it wiped out.  It looks like people will eat anything.  SIDE NOTE:  To all corporate stores,  if you are over stocked on canned pigs feet, Teriyaki Spam, Mustard and Garlic Sardines or any of the like, be proactive and search out where the next storm is going to hit, load up your truck, drive to the area and set up shop in your truck. Once you sell out, (which won't take long) you can pack up and get the hell out of there.

I suppose most people are dreading the storm but I'm ready to get it over with.  C'mon Isaac.  Let's see what you've got.

To be continued....

1 comment:

  1. Uhg I hope it's no big deal. I would hate for this to be your last post. Hurricanes are, I assume I suppose, much more serious than a tornadoe.