Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Oops, I meant to write H Preparations. Those are two distinctly different things. The H stands for Hanna or Hurricane or the ever popular "Hunker down". Since many of you have never been through a Hurricane, I thought I would do a series of posts as a public service to my fellow Bloggers. I did a video last night with my new camera but since I am still learning how to use it, I totally messed up. The video came out great but I had it on the highest quality setting and Blogger wouldn't let me load a 125M video. I will try again this evening and try to get the settings right.
Well here we sit waiting on Hurricane or Tropical whatever Hanna to arrive. Right now the skys are clear and the air is cool and no one would suspect that a storm was bearing down on us. The last advisory that I saw put Charleston right in the center of the projected path. Our company is already making preparations and I am ready at my house. I still have to pick up some light things from my yard and porch but in general, I am ready to face the storm.
They are predicting that Hanna will be a category 1 Hurricane when it hits. For those who have never been through a Hurricane, that means no big deal. The worst thing that will happen is a lot of rain and maybe some minor damage. Hey that's what I have insurance for. And to tell the truth, I am ready to stick it to the insurance company. Now some people are planning on leaving no matter how minor the storm is but there is a bigger chance of getting killed on the highway, escaping the storm than staying. My cutoff point is category 3. Anything below that, I am staying and anything above, I am leaving.
I remember living through Hurricane Donna back in 1960. It was a category 4 and we lived. I went outside in the eye and got to play for about an hour. Then Mom made us come back inside to get ready for the other half of the storm. And there were lots of other storms that hit us growing up in Florida. So what does that make me? The REAL Hurricane Authority. Move over Weather Channel.
Have a great day, and stand by to Hunker Down