August 27, 2012

Isaac Threatens

Ttropical storm isaache projected course of Tropical Storm Isaac has shifted a bit toward Louisiana since my initial post. Based on my location in Mississippi, the size of the storm, and this new track, widespread power outages are being predicted. That was one of the worst things about Hurricane Katrina in my area - losing power meant losing air conditioning and water in an unbearably hot and humid Mississippi summer. I'm really not looking forward to a repeat of that, but I suppose that was nothing compared to what the people along the coast faced. I'll have to keep that in mind when I am tempted to complain.

After trying to watch some of the news coverage of the approaching storm, I've realized that I still have a bit of post traumatic stress leftover from Hurricane Katrina. Even though my rational mind knows better, I feel physically ill just thinking about it. I can't watch more than a few minutes of news without having to turn it off. Definitely not an adaptive response.

It doesn't help that almost everyone I know around here is officially freaking out. People were holding it together fairly well until today. I guess I was too. Now I'm just hoping that it won't be nearly as bad as everyone seems to be suggesting and that I'll just feel stupid for believing the hype.

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