Thursday, September 11, 2008
Well, the latest storm track has Hurricane Ike coming our way. We are going to hunker down here. We are not part of the evacuation going on here (thank goodness). That is for coastal areas and low-lying areas. We are fortunate not to live in a flood plain.
I went to the grocery store (mistake) and had to park at the bank across the street. Of course no water or ice or batteries. The checkout lines were half the length of the store. I was glad I had those kind of things already. So I got my Miracle Whip and left. Gas stations are even worse. People are blocking traffic waiting in line for the pump. Once again, glad I filled up last night.
You'd never know a storm was coming. It's been a sunshiney (I know that's not really a word) day. Not a breeze and 98 degrees.
Mostly we are expecting to lose power (ahh, the AC!!). With Dave being Elders Quorum President, and me being Relief Society President puts a little more responsibility on us for the people in our ward, many of whom do live in the flood plains. We are already receiving instructions from the Stake President on relief efforts.
So, now we wait.