I woke up and turned on the computer. The Miami radar showed Katrina closer than I expected. I think people in Florida are surprised it’s this close this soon. A friend in South Florida says the Hurricane Center’s personnel are on TV ‘tap dancing’.
I called my folks. “Put down the hurricane shutters,” I said. Hours later, the shutters were still up.
None of the neighbors had theirs down, my mom told me.
The shutters are down now. The wind is beginning to blow. The heaviest rain and wind are still to come.
Most likely they will not need the shutters, just as most likely I won’t need my seat belt on the drive home tonight.
They are currently with phone service but without electricity. The no electricity thing is the part they didn’t want to go through again.