Do we or don’t we? The forecast from the hurricane center is typical at this time. No one knows how fast or what path the storm will take. Will it bypass us or will we get really bad weather?
This scenario has happened quite a few times in the past few years. It seems to be more the norm the past five years, than in the previous decades we have lived here.
We also get bombarded with social media. Data here. Data there. Data everywhere. Sometimes much more than we really need or want.
Already events have been canceled. The Highland Days. Rescheduled to Halloween. Football games changing times. We are victims of TMI. Not all of it based on facts. Just on speculation.
Whatever we do, it won’t change the weather. But being prepared is a good thing. Even when the predictions aren’t correct. At least we weren’t caught unaware.
Maybe if we keep having these warnings, people will learn how to be prepared. And they will have what it takes to stay safe.
Me, I’ll just keep listening. And getting those basic supplies in place. Like water. Batteries. And non perishables.
I still haven’t figured out why people run out and buy toilet paper. Maybe because there aren’t any more Sears catalogs to use in an emergency?