dennis the menace
for those of you that have never experienced a hurricane let me tell you, it is very nerve wracking. you have to decide whether to stay or get the fuck outta metry. and it usually comes down to a flip of a coin . . .
(my sisters left the hubbies in the easy, high-tailed it to galveston, texas last year and spent the better part of the next 24 hrs in a parking lot called I-10. my brother-in-laws laffed their asses off later, but they were really just lucky.
i woulda left too, but taken the backroads north to memphis. it may be in the path later, but i'd rather die drunk in memphis than in a gridlock on the way to texas.)
having personal interests in metry and not being there is even worse. there is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare. i just hope the knuckleheads renting our house have battened down all the hatches. last week, after cindy blew through we got an e-mail from the boys telling us a tree had blown over into the neighbors yard, and that was just a tropical storm.
fuckin' dennis is gonna smash everything in it's path . . .
it has been a long time since the easy was in the crosshairs of a biggie. camille was bearing down on the city in august of '69, and veered north at the mouth of the mississippi river, totalled the towns of pass christian and gulfport, miss. and by the time it was over camille had killed 256 souls as it ripped along from the gulf coast to the appalchian mountains.
the last hurricane to hit new orleans was betsy on september 9, 1965. she claimed 75 lives in florida and louisiana, (it had a eerily similar path as andrew in '92), and completly inundated the city. it was the water more than wind that did the most damage, (ya gotta remember, new orleans is in a bowl, an average of 5 feet below sea level . . . which is a good reason to always stay drunk when there).
i am sure my sisters will get out if need be, but these things really do whatever they want, usually at the last minute, and dennis is gonna be very close.
the best thing is just to get . . . i hope they do and take my silly bro-in-laws this time too!
some weather related tunes to evacuate to:
led zeppelin - when the levee breaks
roy brown - let the four winds blow
randy newman - louisiana 1927
charley patton - high water everywhere