Thursday, June 06, 2013
I hope none of you were affected by all the Tornadoes that hit during the month of May. I hate that so many folks were killed or injured, especially the children. I will never understand why places in the areas most likely to be hit with Tornadoes do not have storm shelters. It does make me feel good to know that so many people went out of their way to help, even if just by sending donations. I'd like to think that everyone was nice at all times, but at least it's good to know people help out during bad times.
Now here in the southeast we're getting hit with TS Andrea. I'm originally from FL so used to be I wouldn't be so worried that there's some TS moving in unless it was a Cat-3 or Cat-4 Hurricane. But now, living in GA and a bit more inland, we are more prone to flooded roads and such. Not to mention, it seems as though any storm that comes along these days has the potential of being much worse than they used to be. I still have family in Florida and I've seen them posting about all the Tornadoes spotted and tornado watches and warnings. You best believe I've been checking on my folks!
Now I live in a small town outside of Savannah, GA and work on Fort Stewart, GA. The Army post here is already making sure they have all their soldiers' and civilians' evacuation plans / emergency contact info. As it stands now we're only under flash flood warnings. But closer to the coast they are under tropical storm advisories. It's been raining here most of the morning, but the worst isn't supposed to hit us until this afternoon. Basically time to drive home. If I'm lucky, it looks like it will be following me home since I live an hour north-ish of where I work. That will hopefully give me time to let the dogs out and bring the grill and trash cans under the carport before it gets too bad.
So here's to hoping we all stay safe from Andrea!