Nothing’s worse than a hurricane evacuation. The worst traffic tie-ups known to mankind. People have had their cars run out of gas in gridlock. It’s a gut-wrenching decision.
Some with expensive whole-house generators and storm shutters, view it as a challenge. Dueling with Mother Nature–nature always wins in a full-bore onslaught. It’s a high stakes, crap shoot. When away, hurricane news coverage reinforces the tension of not knowing whether one’s home survived or not.
I’ve been on both sides of the issue. Once, because of my own ineptitude, and lack of adequate advance planning. That was during daylight hours. Everything seems worse at night–when wind howls, rafters crack and pop under the strain. If there’s a choice, I don’t intend to ride out another hurricane.