When I was younger I use to love hurricanes, no school and plenty of hurricane parties. They use to tell us if a storm ever came straight up the Mississippi River, that people would be sitting on top of rooftops waiting for rescue.
Katrina proved everyone right, as the levees that protected the city below sea level, failed. The bowl, that is know as the city of New Orleans, quickly filled the city destroying homes and taking lives.
Luckily for me, I just moved out the city 4 year prior, and was able to provide shelter to my family who ended up being without a home for 6-9 months.
People take hurricane warnings a little more serious these days, as memories of Katrina are still fresh in our lives. Just leaving the city (Saints Pre-Season game, I go hard for my team), I can tell you panic is in the air.
If I still lived in the bowl, the city below sea level, I would have left 10 minutes ago, tomorrow will be too late. There’s nothing worse than leaving late, fighting traffic, and searching for water and gas.
Here’s an update on computer models:
As for me, I no longer live in a bowl, and am on some pretty solid ground. I have a generator, gas, water, family, and plenty of supplies. I will be taking Isaac head on, protecting the family, home, and businesses, all while flicking my cigar ashes on those that bet against the market. My own hurricane party indeed.
My watchlist will be a little late tonight, as I’m just getting to my screen, but I should have some trading ideas up in a bit.
14 Responses to Tropical Update
Good luck RC and don’t be stupid trying to impress the wife. We’ll be rooting for you!
The wife is the one who refuses to leave. Still not ruling out an evacuation, let’s see what happens overnight.
Has she stayed through a big one before?
Pro-tip, if you decide to stay…make sure your propane tank is not near empty!
Full tank on stanby.
Be safe.. hoping it turns out to just be some rainstorm and all the models are incorrect.
I should be good where I am, New Orleans not so much.
Best of luck RC, experienced two hurricanes while living in SC & NC, and you got the essentials. That generator pays for itself if you use it just one time, especially more to save your food.
When in the military and at Camp Lejeune, NC we used our iso-mats as sleds in the water, have to have fun too!
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INDEUD. What are we buying tomorrow? NOV, VLO, HD?
Your generator priority:
1) Internet access
3) Water pump
This assumes propane for cooking … Best of Luck RC!
Remember to flick the cigar ashes AWAY from the propane tank, until such time as cyclonic wind conditions make doing so a moot point.
You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers tonight.
indeed Anton, haha.
And, thank you.
I’m planning on heading down to New Orleans this Thursday. Storm will have passed by then. If it’s a real bad one, I won’t be going.
After Katrina, there are no excuses for anyone not to properly prepare.
Katrina was a CAT 5 and this one looks more like a CAT 2 at best so maybe they’ll catch a break.
Hope so for you and your family.