posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 01:56 PM
reply to post by mblahnikluver
I agree man. I was born in Mobile, Alabama & have lived here most my life. Been through Frederick in '79, Ivan & Katrina a few years ago & many
more. Here on the Gulf Coast, we don't worry until a storm has either made it into the Gulf from the islands or crossed in over Florida. Most
everyone already has the things they need before the storm comes up, so not much running to the stores at the last minute. They are SCARY & sometimes
deadly, but the one bright spot is the 2-3 weeks that power is out after & most everyone comes together & help each other. It feels like you have
gone back in the past 100 years after a storm. Everyone hanging out together, grilling food (must cook everything before it spoils!), locating &
grabbing ice for the neighbors, drinking lots of beer, hanging out/sleeping outside because it's too damn hot in your house. My wife & I LOVE that
part. We spent the 2 weeks after Katrina sleeping on our porch, reading by oil lamp light at night. Nice break from the ordinary.
Also, I have never & will never leave for a hurricane. I know this sounds crazy to northerners/westerners, etc. Most here don't. If my little part
of the country goes down, we're gonna be here helping everyone we can until we go down with it.