Hurricane Joaquin Headed My Way?
September 30, 2015 9:34am CST
I have received two email alerts telling me that I may be living in the direct path of Hurricane Joaquin. If it comes this way. They don't know which path it will follow yet. But if it takes the path that leads to my door, then I am in danger. Normally, living on the coast of Massachusetts, I wouldn't worry about a hurricane. Even if they track this way, they usually peter out by the time they travel over the colder waters or they head west and hit the middle of the state or they head east and hit Newfoundland. But the worst of it could hit on Sunday, and The Girl has a planned flight to Florida on Monday. Even if we just get rain and winds, that's flooding and power outages, not fun. This is why I would never move to a state that is commonly in the path of hurricanes. Or tornadoes. Or one that shakes frequently due to earthquakes. I have mentioned the possibility of moving to North Dakota and everyone warns me about snow and cold. Well, if you stay inside the house, those things don't bother you that much. Hurricanes, on the other hand, come right inside the house. Tornadoes take your house and turn it inside out. Earthquakes swallow your house. Give me a blizzard any day. Are any of you in the path of Joaquin? Do you get worried by these early warnings when storms are about to strike, or do you wait and see? Will you be among the throng buying all the milk and bread at the supermarket in the next few days?
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30 Sep 15
Oh my Anja! I did not know you are on the path, I was just reading about hurricane Joaquin. I understand that you would avoid to live in a place where there are hurricanes, tornadoes and quakes. This is the reason why we finally moved to Switzerland instead than the Caribbean.
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
30 Sep 15
Greetings, AnjaP! I'm so sorry to hear about your bad news. It must be difficult to live with the fear of being hit by a tornado, hurricane or an earthquake. I don't have much knowledge about it, but it seems that some people that live in frequently hit regions usually adapt their houses, am I right? They construct basements and make their house of different material to reduce losses. It's still a shame, though. Where I live in, Brazil, we don't have these phenomenons. Here we have no earthquakes, nor tornadoes. Only in a few regions we have the presence of snow, but in small quantity - nothing like in the States. The climate is totally different than it is in there. I hope everything is alright with you. Taking a look on the bright side, we can be glad that science can already foresee these events a while before they happen! Respectfully.