(Closed) maybe I'm not taking this hurricane thing seriously enough

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@harleyq:  I live on the coast of North Carolina and everyone here is the same way when a storm may possibly be heading in our direction.  People go absolutely crazy, and 9 times out of 10 we either don’t even get the hurricane, or just get a small amount of rain and wind.

Now, having lived here my whole life I have experienced several very bad hurricanes so I am always prepared and cautious, but I’m not going to fight anyone over bread, water, and batteries either lol.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Miss Sorbet:  I live close to Raleigh and everyone here freaks out the same way, lol.

@harleyq:  The most important thing is to stay safe!! 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@harleyq:  I think we’ll be fine. I was freaking out when they were talking about it being a three, but now it might not even be a hurricane. So we’ll get some bad weather, but we’ll be ok!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It is because of Katrina and now everyone freaks out. I live in Atlanta and we had an unexpected blizzard hit in 1993 and now anytime there is a hint of snow the bread, milk, and batteries are GONE. I mean it’s like people only plan on eating milk and bread using the light of their flashlights during a snow storm. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

What I don’t understand is the people who load up on perishable items like milk and whatnot to prepare for a storm that may knock out your power. I mean, how do you expect it to stay good for more than a day if you have no electricity? I’m not in a hurricane zone but our snow storms bring out the same behavior and it’s aboslutely idiotic. I once saw a lady run through the grocery store with a cart full of $hit that needed to be kept in a refrigerator because she was “preparing” for some “crazy storm” that was “out to get us.” Um…hello? You do know that a refrigerator requires electricity right? Silly people.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

@OtterHalf:  I mean it’s like people only plan on eating milk and bread using the light of their flashlights during a snow storm.

Hahaha!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@claireos:  THIS IS WHAT I DO NOT GET!!!

I am from New Hampshire.  Seacoast New Husband.  Whenever there was the threat of a large storm, people would immediately go to the grocery store (where I worked in high school)…and buy milk.  Gallons and gallons of milk.   It made no sense to me…though at least you can put milk outside to keep it cold.  But, like…how much milk can you possibly drink in the two or three days you MIGHT be snowed in if the weather was REALLY REALLY bad?

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@claireos:  Yeah, but if it’s snowing, you can just put your goods outside and they will keep cold. 🙂  Or borrow some snow from outside and stick it in a cooler.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

People here get like that over big snow storms 😉 Seriously though, I was in NC last year for Irene, and even in-land people were freaking out badly. Hopefully it passes without any trouble and y’all just get some rain.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I’m from Joplin, MO — people here react the same way now when even the slightest storm comes through. Before the 2011 tornado, we didn’t think anything of it. We were used to storms, tornado warnings and the sirens going off.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I don’t understand the concept of buying milk either. Canned goods..cereal…twinkies?…yes. Milk? No. haha

Post # 15
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Busy bee

And when I say they react the same way, I just mean everyone freaks out and gets incredibly nervous. 

Obviously with tornados, you can’t track and wait for them like hurricanes. And there’s no need to stock up on anything. But ..you guys get what I mean.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve lived in both, I grew up on the East Coast of Florida and went through tons of TS. I was younger, but I don’t remember the freaking out and loading up on milk…it was mostly boarding windows up and tying everything down…in KY if snow is mentioned everyone runs to grab bread and milk..here in Mississippi, we are expecting some rain from the TS, and my family is already calling me to ensure I have flashlights and water. Uh, yeah, I keep flashlights and water ANYWAY…and my gas tank is always full. I’m just worried about my basement flooding. Dammit, basement.

But yeah, that waiting in line for water stuff sucks, my sister still lives in FL and she said it was rough for a few weeks. At least her house is still standing and they weren’t evacuated.

 

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