There appears to be a mother of a hurricane barreling right for Texas and Louisiana right now – whoever it was that thought of naming hurricanes after women was definitely on to something, because when one of those monsters hits, you lose your house, your car, your dog, and your stuff in a VERY big hurry.
A number of my readers are located in the southern states getting hammered by Laura right now. Please stay safe, please take care of yourselves and your families, and if you are told to evacuate, then please GTFO of there ASAFP. I was in NYFC back when Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, and that was a measly slow-moving Cat 1. That one storm wrecked the city’s economy for weeks, and its effects took years to deal with, so I can only imagine what it is going to be like for the Southrons.
I’ll grant you that Southrons are a hell of a lot tougher and more used to these sorts of windy gusts than their northern neighbours, but still, a Cat 4 storm is nothing to joke about.
My prayers are with my readers in the South and I hope you all make it through this in one piece without any significant damage done. Do please check in once the storm has passed to let us all know that you’re safe.