posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 11:43 AM
About 10 years ago many insurance companies dropped coverage in the area where I live and did business. They used the excuse that it had been 100
years since we had had a serious hurricane. They figured we were due a severe hurricane anytime. Of course the rates went sky high for the coverage
we could find.
Me, being a bit crazy, always looked forward to storm season. I have the wood ready in my garage to board up the windows if and when a good blow is
A few seasons ago we had three very close calls. It was enough for us to board up and stock up on hurricane food and supplies. I kept the windows
boarded up for several weeks.
For the past two years we were told to expect "The Big One". Never happened.
As a matter of fact, the powers that be in weather reporting changed their forecast in the middle of the season. Still didn't come close to
Normal weather forecasting is easy. Forecasting hurricanes is all together a different game.
St. Simons, Jekyll, and Sea Island are among several islands where I have my winter home. No one pays any attention to the hurricane forecast here.
We watch the weather patterns and radar. Forecasting hurricanes is all the luck of the draw.
I do miss the close calls we used to get. Storms energize me.
But I like living on the edge anyway.