There’s really only one reliable defense against a Cat 5 hurricane…

…don’t be there when it hits.

Got an email from Big Brother, who has spent by far the majority of his life in southern Florida and has sat through a hurricane or two…

I’ve been doing storm stuff for two days now, trying to stay ahead of everybody else. I topped off everything with gas yesterday at an available gas pump, and today I laugh at huge gas lines. Now to bug out ahead of the crowd!

This evening I will be off to install [MIL]’s storm shutters, and then [Wife] and I are free to bug out at will. We have been talking about a trip to her home town in NC, and suddenly it seems like the time has come.

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2 Responses to There’s really only one reliable defense against a Cat 5 hurricane…

  1. Bear says:

    Yeah, I’m in the currently projected track (such as it is). Much like Matthew, for which I bugged out. When M hit, while the NWS was reporting Cat 3-4 conditions, folks who stayed in place were outside with cellphones showing breezes and light rain. On return, I found a few branches down; less damage than some thunderstorms.

    I’m not an idiot, I’ll leave if I must (and have plans in place), but I’m looking a lot closer at source data this time.

  2. Ben says:

    The problem is Bear, that there isn’t enough road and enough gas for everyone to evacuate. If you wait too long, you end up riding out the storm whilst marooned in an out-of-gas car on a road clogged with thousands of other quiescent out-of-gas cars and not a bathroom in sight!

To the stake with the heretic!