We decided to stay with family in New Orleans. There's some pine trees across from our house, and one of them fell close by for Laura. Also, we don't want to deal with the possibility of a long power outage. So hopefully, this storm will pass quickly and painlessly to where we can be home by Sunday.
All the years I have been through hurricanes, this is the one I am most worried about. Never had damage to my home but this could be bad.
Francis, with every year that has passed since our last real storm, there have been more and more media involved in the covering of hurricanes. With that comes competition for viewers and more and more sensationalism and exaggeration of danger. In one broadcast yesterday Rob started out with us going to have about 75mph gust and within 5 minutes had that number up to 120 mph. If you look at the specific weather info given on the 8’s by the Weather Channel, when they show details for morning and evening today, the highest winds shown are about 55mph. They forgot the sensationalize that one. They use a Acadiana so they can broad bush LAFAYETTE with a Jennings. If you dig into the weeds, you will see that there is really. only a remote chance that we get gusts somewhat greater for this storm than we got for Laura. With that, there may be more power outages but I truly believe, absent something fortuitous happening, you should be safe in LAFAYETTE. I have about 25 windows but chose not even to board up. Hurricanes must always be taken seriously but I believe you should be fine on this one.
On a post note, #IKnowNothing so you may take this with a grain of salt.
i however feel confodent that Delta does not know my name nor where I live, so hopefully I will be safe.
Now I will sit on my back patio and watch the storm until the co dictions worsen. For Laura, I stayed on my patio until a little after midnight.
Last Edit: Oct 10, 2020 5:58:19 GMT 14 by cajunvic