Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gustav Watch, Day 5: Mood Change

The mood in and around town is shifting quickly. People in the neighborhood are boarding up windows, we're trying to convince all of our friends to evacuate, Gustav is expected to hit Category 5 status any minute, gas stations are running out of fuel, mandatory evacuations have been put in place 20 miles south of us and the state is implementing contraflow evacuation routes starting tomorrow morning (meaning you can only drive north on the interstate). So all in all, it's abundantly clear that it is "get out of dodge" time.

We have spent the day getting our house as ready as we can and are wrapping up packing tonight so that we are out of harms way. This looks like it could be one of the biggest storms (if not the biggest) to ever hit our town.

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