Saturday, August 27, 2011
There will be no hop this weekend due to the impending Hurricane Irene that's coming right at us!!
I've spent most of the day trying to get things in order to keep our family safe for the weekend! I'm just too spent tonight to do it! Emotionally and physically!!!
I couldn't believe the panic that I saw in parents eyes today! I'm sure they were looking at me the same way! Water gone, most non-perishable food gone, D-Batteries gone, flashlights gone it was unlike anything that I've ever seen!! The northeast doesn't normally get weather like this so we are inexperienced in dealing with situations like this.
I saw many sides of people today! Some in a state of fear, some laughing at those in fear for feeling that way, and people who were just indifferent about the hurricane threat. I feel the media has played a huge part in people not taking this storm or any storm seriously for that matter! They've hyped up so many storms in the past for ratings and we end up getting nothing more than a drizzle or flurry when they actually hit us! In essence, the boy who cried wolf syndrome! Lots of people are not paying attention to the cry and it worries me dearly!
I was very shaken during that earthquake this week and now we are dealing with this! I can honestly say that I have never been this afraid of storm! I am filled with anxiety about the damage that we are going to endure! My heart is heavy hoping that I can handle a panic situation if one arises and I can protect my children from natures path! It's horrible! I have always felt for people who were going through a situation like this! Katrina almost killed me seeing the devastation that came to so many people! I never thought of the angst that came before the storm!
Friends, I'm not sure what's going to take place this weekend, but wanted to let you all know that if you don't see posts for a while say some prayers that all is well and know that its because we are unable to share with you. I promise to get on and let you all know we are safe as soon as we can.
For all of my many friends along the Northeast, PLEASE take the warnings seriously and take care of yourselves and your families!! There are a lot of structures that may have been affected by the earthquake last week that we are unaware of and this storm is certainly going to let us know!!
Peace be with you my friends!!!