September 14th, 2006
wow! i really butchered some words. my typing is a little off today i guess. the headline is two storms in the ATLANTIC. possible THIRD on the way. i'm such a doof. heh.
you know, you can edit your post if i really bothers you.
As another Floridian, I concur: Hope for the best, expect the worst. It can't hurt to be prepared. It doesn't really help to worry over it too much, so in general it's good just to keep an eye on things. After all, Wilma hit late last Oct, and she was even a 5 for a while, and still caused a lot of damage when she hit as a 3 . . .
Yep, and caused some trouble too. I'm an out-of-state college student, so I was planning to go home for fall break, and then my mom called me *the morning I was flying out* to be like, "You can't come, Wilma's now a 5 and headed straight for us." She was only a 3 when she hit, but it was still sad, cuz I had to stay in my dorm room by myself for four days. :( The place was pretty torn up when I did end up going home too. I was real worried for a while when she was a 5, but praise God she weakened. She hit late in Oct, too, only like a week or two before the end of season. One reason I never put too much stock in any person's prediction. :)
Yeah, if I didn't have friends close by, I would have been stuck in MY dorm by myself during Wilma (I go to school at FAU in Palm Beach County). I remember not having any candy for the trick-or-treaters that showed up after the power came back.
Awww. How long was your power out? I know some people were out for a long time, especially over near Miami. Did you lose water too? I can handle losing power; I hate losing water.
I totally agree on not putting much stock in predictions, which is one reason why my predictions are usually so outrageous.
Haha, awesome theory. People always seem surpised when I tell them that most Floridians are skeptical of the weatherpeople's predictions. They don't seem to realize that if you live in FL long enough, you'll notice the weatherpeople are *nearly always wrong* when it comes to hurricanes. So instead, we uneducated people make our own predictions, as if they're more likely to happen . . . lol.
Haha, yeah, you can pretty much set your watch by FL's summer thunderstorms. I love thunderstorms though. (Maybe that comes from growing up in FL?) It's actually one of the things I miss most being out-of-state. It never rains hard enough here lol. They *say* it's raining outside, but really, there's just a little bit of water falling from the sky. Unless the thunder and lightning is shaking the house, the storm ain't that bad lol.
That's true, that's true. :)