If you are anything like me, you have been enjoying this beautiful weather we have been receiving lately. I wake up every morning and go directly outside with my first cup of coffee to enjoy the beauty of the day. It’s a great way to start my morning.
Unfortunately I happened to be watching the news the other night and oh no! Our first Tropical Depression was forming in Florida! Ugh. I forgot about that part of living here. But I guess it doesn’t matter where you live. Mother Nature is always there. It’s either hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, lions and tigers and bears, oh my! …the list goes on.
So I guess it’s time to start preparing.
My advice is that if Tybee Island receives a Mandatory Evacuation, please evacuate!! Not only are you putting yourself in danger, but also the lives of the ones that are required to stay. So just leave, ok?
My first evacuation was Hurricane Floyd. We got the summons to evacuate and I spent that night just walking through my house trying to figure out what I was taking with me, the things I couldn’t live without. When I look back on that time, I laugh at myself. My car was so loaded down with ‘stuff.’ A lot of unnecessary stuff. I remember how I cried all the way off the island, because the eye of the hurricane was headed straight for Tybee. It was a horrible feeling of losing everything…my house, my ‘stuff,’ my paradise! Fortunately though, Tybee was spared and when we returned all was fine (except for no power and a huge mess everywhere.)
Now I would like to say that I have my priorities in order and know exactly what to take, but if you know me, you know that is just not true. So I did a little research and have come up with a list of what we all need to do in case of an evacuation.
So let’s all do a little prepping and keep praying to the weather gods that our little island will once again be spared.
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to pay your flood insurance … just in case.