It's 7:30 at night, the sun just set and the electricity just went out. Its going to be a long night of howling winds, driving rains and no sleep.
No one sleeps in a hurricane even if your shift is done. The roof rattles and the windows vibrate or blowout. The barometric pressure drops and the rain pours down in sheets of warm tropical saltwater.
We cover these storms a lot, but this one is different. This time, the local folks keep telling me to watch out for the snakes and alligators. "They surface when the flood waters rise." Yikes! I can stand the wind and the rain, but not a gator crawling around at night while we work.
Filed under: Hurricane Ike
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