So hurricane Irene. If you haven't heard, then I'd like to know how you managed to be on the internet & not hear. Are you living in China or Korea? Perhaps England?
Irene is a large hurricane heading straight for just about every shoreline from NC on up. Quite an impressive little lady.
This is our first real hurricane preparation. I remember 2 hurricanes that actually affected me before. One, we lost power for about a week or so, and a tree smashed our fort, yet miraculously, none hit our house. Quite miraculous, considering we were completely surrounded by trees, but they all fell uphill or downhill-- away from the house! That was 1995.
The second hurricane to affect us in the North Carolina mountains was Francis back in 2004. Caused a 100 year flood and then some in the mountains. We'd really never seen anything like it-- except for a few really old people (not kidding) who were alive for the last 100 year flood. All of them were over 100, of course & it was wild to hear their stories. It was also wild to go clean out houses that were totally caked in mud. Definitely something I'd never experienced before, but I also loved seeing a neighbor who missed the flood by a few yards grilling out and providing food for the whole neighborhood & the workers. Some helped with clean up-- others helped with food-- and everyone worked together to overcome it.
I'd never even heard of a 100 year flood before that!
So tell me... what are your hurricane stories?