It's really fucking annoying prepping for these things.
Indeed, best of wishes to End.
What Leora said.
Yeah fuck this, taking everything of major immediate importance that can be transported and heading to Kentucky tomorrow morning to avoid all this shit. (Wife has family that way) Hopefully the house doesn't get too fucked up. Still putting sandbags and such around the doors and other key areas, since I think the water in this area will be worse than anything else.
I was planning to stay and weather the storm, but then I remembered an important lesson from a wise warrior:
Long ago, a storm was heading for the city of Quin’lat. Everyone took protection within the walls except one man who remained outside. Kahless went to him and asked what he was doing.
"I am not afraid," the man said. "I will not hide my face behind stone and mortar. I will stand before the wind and make it respect me." Kahless honored his choice and went back inside. The next day, the storm came, and the man was killed.
Kahless replied, "The wind does not respect a fool".
Since I've managed to get to the safety zone, I'll go with the Jem'Hadar saying:
"Victory is Life."
Sorry you and your family are going through this. I have friends in Houston who had to weather the Hurricane last year and their house became an island and their neighborhood an archipelago. People from the Louisiana Bayou had to come in their boats to save the day. Hope things don't get so bad for your home.
Just realized that we're getting hit by the same typhoon. Typhoon Mangkhut? I don't live in an apartment so hopefully I don't drown to death before I finish my storygame.
On a lighter note, the typhoon got second/local name when it got near my country and now has the same name as my PE/Gym coach.
Well apparently just going to the far north western part of Virginia that will be out of the way of the hurricane because travel plans change. Really the roads have been clear so not encountering any problems.
Seeing some reports that Florence has shifted south so it might hit South Carolina more and even parts of Georgia. Who knows though.
Well that's a relief.
only gotta worry about the tornados
Well now it's saying this thing dropped to category 1. I guess the flooding might still be an issue and the places getting a direct hit are still not in the best situation.
because north america doesn't have the conditions to create giant tropical storms? generally they happen in tropical areas.
which guess, what, get hotter because of climate change
Okay so for the past 12 hours there's been zero electricity and a shit ton of rain and wind. It's back now and in the time I had no electricity I got to write another short story so I'll post that later.
Everything's fine for now but my mom still hasn't been able to change her flight date from Sunday so uh, not sure what to do about that.
I hope there's no rain tomorrow so she can fly safe.
Luckily for Will11 I think the typhoon will drop to a 1 or 2 by the time it gets to Hong Kong.
Also, posted the story, it's ridiculously short (less than 100 words). I do like it though, I tried to write several layers into it.
It's now just classified as a tropical storm. They're saying the big thing is it's just going to be raining a lot for the next few days which might cause the flooding issues. The area I live is like on the border of NC/VA and the water levels aren't supposed to be too bad there (or at least not as bad as there are further south) so hopefully that will remain the case.
Anyway, yeah still at the hotel. It's an okay hotel, it accepted the dog. We're leaving tomorrow, so I guess I'll see how good (or ungood) everything is then.
Finally home and apparently Florence didn't do shit to this area. The worst that happened were the places near the river flooded over a bit and that's pretty common when it rains a lot.
It wasn't even raining when I got back, though it's supposed to still do a little of that later, nothing excessively bad though.
In any case, I'd say I left for nothing, however I legitimately had an excuse to avoid working for several days, so on top of not dying and the house still being intact, chalking that up as an extra bonus.