Addition to my hurricane history: I grew up in Florida and like many had "no big deal" attitude about
hurricanes. But after looking at those childhood years hurricane history turns out that was a very quiet 2 decades hurricane-wise, much stronger hurricanes now and much more frequent.
Some things even Florida people get wrong (my Facebook peeps): yes you may be out of power but worse (to me) is loss of toilet and water. Turns out that when the electric "lift stations" have no power I have no flushing toilet. Doesn't help to have a bathtub full of water if you can't flush. I dealt with this after Hurricane Wilma, almost a week with no toilet use in our home, no electric, no cable, no water. Can you think of worse horror for UC person than no access to toilet for almost a week? We went to a motel several towns away, another bad story by itself.
People that disparage "poor people" who don't evacuate are idiots in my opinion. It's not just poor people, it's people with jobs they'll lose, people with older parents who don't want to leave or can't, people of all walks of life who like me think "where is safe to go?" because getting on the interstate is not that safe and Florida is a huge state.
Post Edited (imagardener2) : 8/30/2019 12:39:52 PM (GMT-6)