Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hurricane Watch

Jacksonville is on hurricane watch at the moment. They've canceled school in the public schools, and at the law school, for the next two days. It's raining, but we don't have serious wind yet. We should start getting serious storm conditions tonight (Wednesday night), and they should continue through Thursday. We've done about all we can to prepare for it (although I'm wondering if we should have bought a generator -- since it is not uncommon, we understand, to lose power for several days). Kathryn and John have a complete generator system in their house, and they've invited us to bunk with them if we get a serious storm.

At this point it's not clear that the storm will hit Jax directly, and even if it does, there's a good chance that it won't be hurricane force by then. We have gassed up the cars and have an extra 15 gallons or so. We have plenty of cash. If we need to evacuate, it shouldn't be any trouble to get to Atlanta, where we could crash with Joanne. Annette has been tweaking our drainage situation to try to minimize flooding in the basement/garage.

The kids are celebrating the school cancelation (after only two days of school!). Emma Lucy ended up hosting an impromptu sleepover with friends last night. Fun stuff.

1 comment:

Ronnie said...

Glad to hear that you are well prepared. Feel free to drive to our house if you need to evacuate. The storm is not likely to reach Bakersfield.

I recently bought a generator that I really like. If you decide to buy one, I'd be happy to tell you about the one that I bought.