It looks like Jacksonville residents (like myself) may get lucky with Hurricane Jeanne, as the projected course keep moving more and more westward. Currently it looks like the Hurricane will take a path similar to Hurricane Frances did.
Mind you, Frances was bad enough, so you should probably expect me to be offline for a week again, but I can only think of how much worse the damage would be if we were to be hit by the eyewall as in yesterday’s predictions.
We have a saner evacuation plan cooked up this time if needed. We have friends who live a few miles inland in a nice sturdily built apartment, and we can just hang out with them if needed instead of trying to find a hotel room close by (which would be well-nigh impossible now). We might not evacuate what with the new track and all, but we’re ready this time.
Speaking of preparedness, my wife has been getting ready for our latest bout of power loss. We now have quite a bit of food which can be stored at room temperature, a whole lot of batteries, and about five different flashlights. Two are the normal 2 ‘D’ flashlights, one is a very power lantern-battery flashlight, and the other two are head-mounted LED flashlights which are actually rather bright. We have enough water to last for weeks, and now we have a portable radio. So I’m exceedingly confident that we’re ready this time.
Now I have to go finish the things I’m supposed to be doing, which is applying Rain-X to the car’s windshields. :-)