Hunkering Down

Okay, I don’t want anything bad to happen, and I hope no one is hurt, but I must admit I’m a little excited about the storm. For the first time in New York City history there’s a mandatory evacuation order for parts of the city!!

Hey, Suffolk Horns! How are you doing??

I am mad that after so many years of post-9/11 preparedness I finally stopped being so vigilant and now I feel unprepared. I stopped into my local hardware store this morning, the place was demolished, the shelves empty. I went to Home Depot and asked where I would find the hurricane supplies and they said they were cleaned out too. I really wanted a battery operated Coleman lamp to read by. Oh well. I’ve got all the crucial items.

You can still get beer!

Storm Shopping

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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8 thoughts on “Hunkering Down

  1. You know, even though we had that EF4 tornado in the spring, it’s still easy to get complacent. Don’t feel bad, it’s hard to justify spending money on preps you may never need; I know, since I keep putting off more expensive preps and thinking we may never get another such tornado in our lifetime.

    I wonder if Karen in NC is in the predicted path of this hurricane? Not sure where she lives, but I know NC coast is going to have a rough time of it.

  2. We’re more than 200 miles away from the coast, so all we’ll get is some gusty winds tonight and tomorrow and a 20%(!) chance of rain and that would only be a half inch or so.

    You guys will get hit harder than Greensboro (not as hard as our coastline) which is kind of amazing to me.

    I alway keep flashlights and that particular Coleman lantern nearby along with candles and batteries. Our ice storms have left me without power for up to three days (in the cold, too).

  3. How can you be getting so little rain?? We’re being told even if we don’t get a hurricane, we’re going to get pummeled with rain.

    I’m glad you’re in a relatively safe area.

  4. Getting ready – Don’t know what to believe -Some people think it is the end of the world and others are like what is the big deal? Am teetering between panic and complacency. Did what we can the rest is up to God and mother nature!!
    P.S. having a supply of stress chips and chocolate never hurts also!You and the cats stay safe! – Will talk to you on the other side of the storm.

  5. I’m so glad you checked in! Yeah, who knows what will happen. I’ll bet you have good supplies, Coleman lamps, etc.

  6. Keep us posted Stacy! If you stop play by play blogging, we will know you lost power. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen.
    Hey NC Karen, I’m in Winston Salem! Maybe we should have a “Stacy Horn Fan Club” coffee date one day 🙂

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