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Be serious. I can't remember all of the hurricanes I have been through. This was only a cat 1. Just don't do anything stupid and you really have nothing to be afraid of. Heck, I was out working in the third hurricane of 2004(Jeane iirc). Charley put us without power for a few days, and we had some downed trees, but honestly I enjoy hurricanes. When I was younger I would often go to hurricane parties for cat 1 hurricanes. Cat 2 and above, you stay away from the coast because of the storm surge. Aside from that, keep your trees trimmed, secure all loose articles out side, and batten down the hatches. Like most here, I always keep food, water, a generator, a grill, and fuel around. Then I just relax and enjoy the free time with the family; well I did when I was still married anyway.
Originally posted by tekeen
I was born in florida myself and went through a cane and it will put the fear in you for sure.
More so than any gov or terror junky.
Sandy has grown in size such that its cloud cover blankets an area 2,000 miles (3,218 kilometers) across as the storm passed over the Bahamas, NASA officials said.
Originally posted by 3Dplus
Most important, people: DON'T PANIC.
Sounds like I'm being insensitive, but when you panic, you don't think straight, and in a life threatening situation, having your wits about you is more important than an extra can o soup or a massive generator.
Do not panic...it's a storm, and this too shall pass. And when it does, life may be a little different than before (or not, depending how big the storm is) but you'll probably have saved your own and your dearests lives by keeping your wits about you.
Hang in there!
Originally posted by Brown Bear
It's interesting to note that lately it seems as if every frickin dark cloud in the sky brings ominous reports and predictions for severe weather or worse from every Chicken Little with an opinion. And these warnings are always supported by these Idiot's God... computers.
For the fear filled Chicken Little's of the world "the sky is always falling in" and now they've teamed up with the attention seeking little Boy's that cry "Wolf"... to spread their irrational fears far and wide. It's past time for the fear mongers to get a life (and some real emotions too).
The phony concern for people presumably in the path of a pseudo disaster is very tiring and quite low class.edit on 27-10-2012 by Brown Bear because: (no reason given)