Sunday, August 30, 2015
Who's on First?
That's how I feel with this storm. Went into town yesterday, and it was like a festive occasion. Everybody and their dog was in there making last minute purchases. Talked to the guy at Home Depot I usually chat with when I'm in the store. He said it was "same ol', same ol'." Generators, fuel containers, lanterns, etc just about wiped out.
Drove by Walmart, the parking lot was full. Even at Ingles there was a crowd. Everybody buying what they thought they might need if the storm was severe.
When I got home I did all the outside chores that needed doing.
After I came in the house, and cleaned up, I turned on the Weather Channel. The menu said there would be "continuous coverage" of Erika but when the program came on it was one of those sorry, idiotic shows the Weather Channel puts on to cut down costs. They just kept running one lame show after the other. No weather.
Went on line and it was as if there had never been an Erika. No news, no predictions.
This morning, The Weather Channel is basically engrossed in talking about the weather in Africa, like I care a damn. There is another weather service on the Direct TV line up, and they did have a little spiel about the remnants of Erika going up the coast, but it was no big deal. Except, in closing , they said North Georgia might get up to five inches of rain! If they think that's no big deal then clearly they have never been in these mountains after a wet summer when something like that moves through.