Saturday, October 22, 2005

slow preparations and last minute rush

Wilma is coming, Wilma is coming.

That's all we've heard all week and it gets tiring after a while.

So people were slowly preparing. Putting shutters up, buying water and getting ready for the hurricane, but nothing frenzied, or hurried. In Miami we are used to preparing for the storms. At least I thought we were.

Today we had to go to Publix to get something for Annie after dinner time. Usually Saturday night is dead in the supermarket, but not tonight. It was packed with last minute shoppers buying their hurricane supplies. People have had all week to get ready and only when the NHC puts us under a hurricane watch do some people decided it might be prudent to prepare.

I thought we had learned from past experiences, but apparently not all of us have.

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