If it weren't for all the hoopla surrounding these storms, most of them would just be considered to be part of the rainy season, just like it use to be. The nation is just over-sensitized, likely due to the severety of the flooding disaster in New Orleans.
Just let'* not lose sight of the real reason that Katrina will never be forgotten there. It wasn't the severity of the storm that caused the problem, it was the poor, poor condition of the levies and a bureaucracy that made bad decisions and took too long to react.
Now I'm not saying that it is wise to hang out on a catagory 5 storm, because we all know it'* not, but the majority if these storms are just so much bad weather that we deal with the same way you would deal with a bad snow storm or thunderstorm. Use sense and stay out of the worst of it when at all possible.
Mike: 1997 SE w/ 183K, aka White Horse
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