Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Hurricane "Dennis"

Hurricane Dennis came so close to Mobile, Alabama and diverted towards east and then back towards west again as soon as it went out of range. It seemed as if it was divine intervention. Hurricane Dennis hardly touched Mobile, which turned out to be a good thing.

I was under the impression that I would either leave town or take refuge in a local storm shelter before the hurricane got to Mobile just like last year with 'Ivan', where I left for St. Louis. But, it turned out that the two idiots I live with had a third option in mind and didn't bother to tell me about it until it was too late. Sometime within the last 24 hours before the hurricane struck, they thought to themselves "Why go anywhere at all? Lets just ride this 145mph(Category-4) baby out on a second-floor, redneck built, wooden, shaky, cardboard covered sorry excuse for an apartment!".

I was sure that if we had not left town by midnight then surely we'll be going to a storm shelter by Sunday morning. On the day of the hurricane, we just sat around watching the weather channel all day, waiting with the thought of impending doom, well I was at least. I told them if it came to the worst then I have first preference on the closet. It had been a long time since I prayed to God to spare my life in such an ordeal, thanks Guys! Never again, never again.

Even I take serious calculated risks now and then, in case they backfire, there are always plan Bs and Cs to switch too unlike this 'Wizard of Oz' predicament. No one has time to implement plan Bs or Cs in that hurricane situation. Anyway, I hope a thing like this doesn't happen in the future.

Looks like another storm is brewing up called "Emily" in the Atlantic. The weather channel is predicting that it will also become into a hurricane, lets see where it hits this time.


  1. just keep praying that you won't die/incur property damage

  2. No you're an idiot...idiot

  3. take your cue from the locals. if they don't leave, don't leave.
    I grew up between New Orleans and Gulfport. Andrew was the scariest I stayed home for, though. I evacuated for Ivan, actually.

  4. Yeah I know the whole "when in Rome" thing. But, I could't leave when everybody had left because of the you know why.