Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene

I hope that Irene left you in good condition.  There are some things that I would like to point out that just seems crazy and insane.  I mean I understand why people did what they did but it still seems crazy and insane.  Here is what I am talking about:


  1. All the Gas Stations were sold out of gas.
  2. All Stores were sold out of bread, water, milk, and frozen pizzas.
  3. Bars remained open to the very last possible moment.
  4. Electric Generators sold faster than they could unload them from the delivery trucks.
Yet, the important stuff like:

  1. You could still buy Plywood to board up your windows.  Sales were slow.
  2. There was plenty of masking tape to tape your windows available in the stores.
So I drove around on Sunday afternoon to assess the damage done.  Luckily the hurricane did very little damage in my area.  I saw some flooding on the side of the roads but most roads were open.  I talked to a few people and most of them did not lose power to their homes.  I lost power at about 8:30 am on Sunday morning which was after the storm passed.  It came back on at about 12 or so.  I purchased tape to tape my windows, just in case.  I also had some plywood, nails and a hammer handy to deal with any broken windows.  Yes I purchased a tank of fuel for my car, a loaf of bread however I did not buy anything that needed to be kept in the refrigerator or freezer.  Hey the power may go out for days.

Interesting thing is I drove around my neighborhood and no one boarded up the windows nor did they put tape on the windows.  In fact in my travels to Smyrna I only saw one store that took the time to tape the front windows of their store.

So here is my question:

What are these people going to do with all those generators, frozen pizzas and extra gas?

And,

If it were to be a major storm that did damage just imagine the devastation on an unprepared public.

Just sayin......