September 02, 2008

Storm of the Century of the Week Watch

Well, it looks as if Noo Awluns dodged a major bullet with Gustav weakening and passing to the west.

Hoooooooowever, I can't help noticing that the predicted storm track of Hanna, now making her way through the Caribbean, has her rolling over the Dee Cee area some time this weekend.

Sure, she's predicted to make actual landfall somewhere in the vicinity of Hilton Head, a mere 500 miles south of here. Sure, she won't be much more than an extended thunderstorm by the time she reaches Dee Cee. But, my God in Heaven, run for your lives!!!!!!!

I seriously advised the Missus to get both this week's and next week's shopping out of the way today because I guaren-damn-tee you that folks around here are going to start panicking by tomorrow or Thursday.

Posted by Robert at September 2, 2008 07:38 AM | TrackBack

People here get that way when the first "big" snowstorm of the season is on its way. The morning of the first major storm last year (something like 15+ inches in our suburb, the hardest hit), a neighbor dug her car out solely so she and her son could do a beer run.

Priorities, you know.

Posted by: diane at September 2, 2008 08:15 AM

You're supposed to stock up on beer before the storm. Bloody amateurs.

Posted by: rbj at September 2, 2008 09:01 AM

In their defense, it had been snowing for a really, really long time (since about noon the day before) - this may have been a reprovisioning run.

Posted by: diane at September 2, 2008 11:45 AM

Soon we will behold the following:

*"Continuing coverage" aka wall to wall, with the talking heads interview each other when there isn't any new news to report.

*Reporters/reporterettes, all tricked out in their new Network/Station branded "Disaster Chic" doing idiot outdoor news takes in the face of a howling storm. Even better if they are in the strike zone after the mandatory evacuation order

BTW - there will come a point in severe weather when the fire / rescue teams just hunker down in their stations riding the storm out - and 911 calls for help go unanswered (crew safety and I'm serious about this, comes first).

Posted by: kmr at September 2, 2008 06:59 PM