Monday, September 8, 2008

Time to batten down the hatches again...

Well, it's time to get ready to take cover again. Sigh. I kinda feel like all I'm going to blog about is hurricanes, until the season is over! lol Looks like Gustav's bro is comin' to town also. Hurricane Ike. Hmph... the first thing I said when I seen Ike turn into a hurricane is.... "Ike?!?! Is Tina right behind him??" HA HA Get it? Ike and Tina? Ah... my pitiful attempt at a joke.

Right now, the path of Ike is uncertain, could hit anywhere from Alabama to Texas. Go figure, Louisiana gotta be right smack dab in the middle. Let's talk about scenarios.

Scenario #1- Ike hits Texas/Louisiana border. Poor Cameron Parish. Haven't they gone through enough with Hurricane Rita? My beloved Holly Beach was literally washed away when Rita passed through a few years ago. No more beach houses. Nothing. Nada. Just SAND. Everything was destroyed. The beach I visited in my younger years, where we went to swim, fish, and hunt for crabs... the beach that held alot of memories for me, memories of good times and laughter, and being together with family. Gone. In a blink of an eye.
Some of the people re-built, others didn't. Lots of empty lots where camps/homes used to be, makes it look like a ghost town.
If this scenario happens, I will still feel the effects of Ike. I will get the east side, known as the "bad side". The side where tornadoes spawn like the devil.

Scenario #2- There is a sub-tropical ridge that "may" push Ike more westward toward Texas. If this is the case, all I will get is maybe a little rain, depending on how far west it goes. My heart goes out to those people living on the Texas coast. I know what it's like to have the stress of getting prepared, the stress of watching and waiting... holding your breath because of the uncertainty, and the stress of the aftermath of the hurricane.

Scenario #3- Ike follows the same path as Gustav. Oh man. I don't even want to think about this one. We still have alot of Louisianians out of electricity. Some will be out for weeks. Mostly the people who got the east side of Gustav are still suffering with the lack of electricity. Alot of people are still cleaning up from Gustav, cutting down trees that fell on houses and vehicles, picking up shingles in their yard that flew off their roof and flew off the neighbor's roof.
If this scenario happens, it's going to be devestation. What Gustav didn't accomplish, Ike will. And that's scary.

So, all in all.... we are not sure where Ike will go. All we can do is keep updated, watch the news, and pray. I'm a believer, and I believe that prayer is a powerful thing. (You should have seen me throwing holy water all over my house before Gustav came, you probably would have laughed at me, running around like a mad woman, blessing my house.)
So if you're the praying type, send some prayers this way on the Gulf Coast. We will definitely be needing them.

Later Gators!

1 comment:

Jadewicks Home Goodness said...

Well, shoot, none of those scenarios are good. I just hope that it comes through and does as little damage as possible. Let's hope for just tons of wind and rain and no desctruction shall we?

My prayers are with you! I've actually just got a book from my sister-in-law about the power and miracles of praying. They work! :)