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It helps to ride out a hurricane with a gourmet cook. Using what she found in the dark and warming refrigerator, Denise prepared several incredible meals by headlamp and candlelight. Denise was restricted pretty much to what she found in the refrigerator because she made one big mistake — she sent me to do storm-prep [...]
The lights went out at 5:50 am on Monday, September 1st. Nothing makes one so keenly aware of the comforts of modern day living quicker than the electricity going out while sitting at a computer with the TV going and the A/C humming. Well, perhaps that’s not true. About 8 hours after the power loss, [...]
A tornado warning was just issued for the the MS coast near Gulfport. Meg’s got the tornado on her radar. Its screaming toward the west at 70 mph. The related rain bands are heading this way. It’s 5:20 am. There’s a crawler on the screen on WDSU showing power outages. 2250 in Kenner, 112 in [...]
Clancy’s House It’s now 4:11 am on Monday, 1 September. The winds are in the 40 mph range, and it is surprising that I still have power. The TV coverage has largely been reduced to dog-tired announcers talking via telephone with councilman and other officials about all of the storm preparations they’ve done. Knock wood, [...]
There is a spooky feeling in the hood. Nobody is here. I just walked around outside and can’t see a single house in my neighborhood that looks occupied. Earlier Denise and I took a ride to a friend’s house about a mile away and saw four humvees full of camo-clad guard. It’s a ghost town.