View Full Version : hurricane a'comin'. . .
09-25-2002, 05:28 PM
for those of you who, i don't know, lack a television, there's a tropical storm named isidore in the gulf that headed straight for the louisiana, mississippi, alabama coast area--where i live. well, it seems to be headed for the area right outside of new orleans.
as a result schools have been closed today and tomorrow, and some people have had to evacuate. it's been raining all day since yesterday, so flooding will probably a big problem.
there's a point here, i promise. . .i just wanted to know if anyone else has been seriously affected by the storm, or if anyone has any cool hurricane/storm survival stories or whatever. the last big hurricane to hit my city was hurricane fredrick in '79--three years before i was born. it was a category 4--on a scale of 5--and just passd over Mobile overnight, and still the power was out for three weeks. and nine months later there was a slight baby boom. ;)
09-25-2002, 06:03 PM
Well, those of us on the Texas coast got our asses soaked a couple weeks ago by Fay, but it wasn't so bad. Local news casters LOVE to freak people out and think they're actually doing something important for once and pretend like they're on the real news or something, so don't believe all the hype these guys are pushing.
The last hurricane I can remember hitting around here was Alicia in 1983. I started kindergarden that year, and they had to delay the opening of the school because the roof caved in or something. It would have been cool and I would have probably enjoyed it more if I knew how much school sucked back then. Youth is wasted on the young, they say...
09-25-2002, 08:49 PM
i know what you mean about newscasters blowing things out of proportion. i'm over here trying to watch the season premier of "the bernie mack show" and it keeps getting interrupted w/ weather updates telling the that the storm is two inches closer than it was 10 minutes ago. . .it sucks.
09-25-2002, 09:29 PM
Never been in a Hurricane, Missourri and Ohio being the only states in which I've lived. Been smack dab in the middle of about six tornados and the area of Missourri I lived in was right on the flood plain though. One summer, we took a canoe through my best friend's house looking for stuff that could be salvaged. And I helped get rid of a nest of water-moccasins that had moved into our local grocery store during the flood.
09-25-2002, 09:42 PM
On the east coast, we had Hurricane Gloria back in the early 80's. No power and no school for like a week. That was so much fun.
09-25-2002, 09:44 PM
I live in Tampa, so we're getting swept by Isadore's outer edges.
As for Hurricane sdvice, just make sure you're not in a storm surge area (like within a mile of the coastline) and be prepared for the electricity to go out, potentially for several weeks in a worst-case scenario.
Jeez. Good luck to all you coast dwellers. Keep us all apprised if your feet get wet when you get out of bed in the morning.
I'm just over here reaping the 70-80 degree rewards of the cold fronts the hurricane is blowing my way. Expecially since I don't have A/C in my car.
09-26-2002, 01:12 AM
this is what i miss about the east coast...
............good luck to you people who have to weather the hurricane. I feel like a brat with all this sunny weather we've been having in L.A.
09-26-2002, 11:42 AM
I lived in Miami during hurricane andrew... south miami to be exact. I was 20 miles away from homestead which was leveled. Luckily I can sleep through anything, so I slept through andrew. But the clean up afterwards sucked ass. No power and no phones for 3 weeks.
As for suggestions - its to late now since its 1:39 on thursday... but i will give it anyway. Board up your windows and if you live in an apartment tape them with duct tape or packing tape and stay clear of the windows.
Hope all is well...
09-26-2002, 02:35 PM
Yeah, FIG. But we get Earthquakes.
I didn't know about the storm. I do own a TV but only turn it on to watch Football. I wish you all the best of luck that have to deal with that!
09-27-2002, 01:57 AM
psshht! storm -bah..just wait until the south end of la Palma erupts and breaks off into the ocean and then wait until the mega tsunami hits the east coast about 8 hours later.
Mega tsunami who. Wouldn't that suck, but like vendetta said, we get earthquakes.
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