posted on May, 6 2005 @ 12:32 PM
I agree with you DJ........during the hurricanes last year the biggest problem was all the tree damage, and inland flooding. I happen to live on one
of the only 3 rivers in the world that run north, The ST. Johns, and all that water from south of us, plus what we got, it was a mess. The trees were
down every where, it tooks days just to get outta some neighborhoods. Not to mention being without electricity or water for weeks.
Now when I say without electricity I don't mean just houses. You try running outta food and finding out that no stores are open. If they are then you
better have cash cause you can't use a credit card when theres no power/phone. No cash? Can't go to the ATM, No power. If the grocery runs outta
food.......guess what......trucks can't get in to resupply the stores cause all the gas stations in most of the state are outta gas because of the
mass evacuations. Oh and wait till you see the price gougers, you got a giant tree blocking your driveway and smashing your car.......no
chainsaw.......price gougers bought em all before the storm and are no happy to sell you a $99 one for $750........same with just about everything.
If you lived on the beach you probably got off lucky, the inland flooding and tornados really messed alot of stuff up bad. I live near an airport that
has 2 large flight schools, there are hundreds of small cessnas and stuff there, a tornado hit the airport during Charley and there were planes across
the airport in trees. Alot of cattle ranches and horse farms here too.........you could see flat bed tracter trailers hauling away heaps of dead
I'd been through one hurricane before but gettin slammed by three in 2months.........that was hell. There are still alot of parks, beaches, hotels,
businesses that aren't open yet......and it's been a year almost.