I'm experiencing an extreme case of deja vu. Three years I went through the preparations I'm doing now. Staying late at work to make sure there are sufficient backups. Getting my home ready. Last minute run to the store for pet food and cleaning supplies.
Coming home, I see the gas stations with the long lines. The stores are jammed pack and oddly enough the item that is running out first is pop tarts. You can't beat them for a quick breakfast when you're without electricity.
In the next few days, depending on the latest fore cast tracks of Gustav, traffic on the interstate will increase with those evacuating from Mobile, AL, New Orleans, and from the coastal areas of Mississippi. Highway 49 will have traffic backed up for miles.
It's hard to believe that tomorrow is the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and if some of the fore cast models prove accurate, Monday we could be facing a storm as damaging as Katrina. That is hard to imagine.
Another thing, even though Katrina's anniversary is on a Friday, she hit on a Monday.