For 4o years of my life (or more) I lived in the path of hurricanes! I'm sure darn happy NOT to have to think about evacuating anymore. On August 18, 1983 Hurricane Alicia was a direct hit on Houston and I and my children lived on the waters of Clear Lake which is a backwater to Galveston Bay. Three weeks without electricity in August in Texas is NOT a fun thing. We made the best of it - cooking on the grill outside, sleeping on the marble floor in the entryway because it remained cool - no matter how hot it was...........but the dumptruck loads of trees, and stuff out of the back and front yard was a mess.
When my husband and I were at LSU in 1965 a hurricane (don't remember the name) sank a chlorine barge in the Mississippi river on the other side of the levee from LSU. The whol
I think about all of the people who live even within 100 miles of the coast and what they go through this time of the year.