Day: September 3, 2018

Big Storm Comin’ Soon


The headline means more than the picture. Except. New Orleanians hunker down in neighborhood bars during big storms. One is on it’s way. It’s already named. It’s called Gordon. At this point it will make landfall near the Mississippi – Alabama border. It may actually arrive there as a hurricane. We should have heavy winds, 5 to 7 inches of rain and a storm surge of 3 to 7 feet. For sure, some neighborhoods will have some kind of flooding. Despite all the hype about repairing the storm pumps and all of that, we are still very fragile. I’m not so worried about that. I am worried about a loss of power. That system is fairly fragile too. If I disappear for a day or two, no worries. We’ll be barbecuing and drinking cold coffee drinks. One thing to know. We are always prepared. We have batteries. We have storm lanterns. We have gallons of water. We have a small generator, but it’s not big enough to power a house. Mostly, it’s just nature’s way …