At first, it kind of reminded me of snowstorms from when I lived up north. The type of weather where you just want to stay inside and not venture out unless you have to. You can witness all the wrath that Mother Nature has, while still being safe. But then Mother Nature started to get really pissy. Like, floods and tornadoes pissy.
|The wrath of Debby|
And that's when I began to realize something. Where do you go when there's a flood, and you live in a state that's flatter than a pancake? What do you do when there's a tornado, and you live in a state where there are no basements because your house is built on sand?
|New waterfront property|
We're not supposed to have a river behind our house. While it's hard to tell, I would estimate that the water is around shin to knee deep. Here's something else I began to realize: the only similarity between snowstorms and tropical storms is that you want to be inside during both of them. Other than that? There's nothing else that's the same. I would actually venture to say that a snowstorm is a little easier to deal with.
With a snowstorm, you can actually pick up and move the snow somewhere else when you get too much of it. I remember them doing that once when we got a rather large snowstorm. Go ahead and try to pick up water and move it elsewhere. Really. Please. I want to watch because I know I would get some real enjoyment out of that one.
You don't have to worry about tornadoes during snowstorms. I had a very hard time sleeping last night because a tornado touched down right across the canal from us. Every time the wind blew so hard that the walls would shake, I'd start to mentally map the escape route.
My man took some video while he was out today. And this wasn't even a hurricane. It was just a tropical storm. After this weekend, I know I will be perfectly happy if I never experience a hurricane in my life.