(Closed) Freakin Hurricane Isaac

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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5221 posts
Bee Keeper

@cath3114:  I feel your pain. We’ve had multiple family members ask to come stay with us, since we now live in TN. The rest of them are just riding it out with the generators. I do not miss hurricane season! It’s not the storms that drive me crazy but the long gas station lines, every store being out of bottled water and just the general craziness of it all. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel ya. I always react calm, but wanting to get the heck out of dodge. Lots of people didn’t leave for Katrina and look what happened. We all assumed we’d be fine and I don’t think I could ever ride out a hurricane that is going to be a direct hit ever again. Not because I want to be fearful, but because I have the memory of what can happen. Prior to Katrina I would always be the one throwing a Hurricane party, but not anymore.  I have goosebumps just typing this, ugh. I do hope though that all the freaking out turns out to be for nothing. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sitting at LaGuardia airport right now, my flight to Washington is delayed an hour right now which means I won’t make my next flight.  Ughhhh! Meanwhile, my BFF is stranded in Miami trying to get to her first semester of vet school in the Caribbean.  I’m hoping everyone stays safe!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cath3114:  Just to Nashville, so not in a danger zone or anything.  But it’s pouring in NYC now too, so I’m thinking we’ll have even more delays.  Im not too stressed about it, my parents can come get us if need be or if I get to Washington, ive got family there too.  Should make for an interesting day 🙂 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It seems odd to me that they’ve declared a state of emergency (or whatever technical term they use) before the tropical storm / hurricane has even made landfall.

For those that live in hurricane prone areas, is that normal?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs.KMM:  You can’t evacuate once it’s there!  They have to make a call at some point to give people time to get out.  A lot of places hurricanes like to hit are the one-road-in-one-road-out type of places so the highways can get really backed up in the day or two preceeding so your best bet is to hit the road NOW if you’re going to leave.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@almostmrsj:  Right – but can’t you set an evacuation order without declaring a state of emergency??  I guess to me, you can’t have an emergency if nothing has happened yet.  But you can recommend taking certain actions (such as an evacuation).

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Mrs.KMM:  Yep normal. It costs A LOT of money to call a mandatory evacuation so there needs to be a state of emergency first. Doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but here it does.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

LOL I live in north Alabama, and everyone HERE is freaking out about it.

What.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yep, I’m in Mississippi, NORTH MS, and my family has already called to make sure I have bread. What am I going to do with bread, Dad? It’s a hurricane, not a picnic. I’m not making sandwiches. It’s going to rain. We will deal.

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