Rain, Rain–Hurricane Go Away

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.

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Author: warturoadam77p

65 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

4 thoughts on “Rain, Rain–Hurricane Go Away”

  1. Matthew so far hasn’t been the horror we thought it would be for Palm Beach County, but it is expected to make a return trip to us. Where do you intend to move?

  2. Yesterday, I was in the middle of writing a comment when the electricity went out. What’s weird about it is that the storm had passed. You’d think the electricity would go out before that time. 🙂

    The “safest” place to live in Florida is the Gainesville area. The last storms to pass through there were Jean and Frances in 2004. Frances hovered overhead for 3 days at near hurricane force, but that storm didn’t leave any part of Florida untouched. By the time the storms make it to the center of the state, they’re no longer hurricanes. I can’t think of anyplace in the world that’s safe, whether it’s natural disasters or crime.

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