Hurricane season started today and continues through November 30th. And if you've lived on the Gulf Coast for any length of time, you already knew that.
But it's been some time since our area was hit by a storm (knock on wood), and hopefully we'll have another clean slate again this year. The busiest month's are August and September, so in the meantime, it's planning -- making sure you and your home are prepared, as well as your pets.
And we always take a peek at the year's storm names, just in case we know anyone on the list. Is there a Cindy or a Don in your life? And if they were storms, what kind of storms do you imagine they'd be.
Actually, we had a Hurricane Cindy during that fateful year in 2005; and she surprised everyone. I remember going to bed at night with a tropical storm and waking up to a mess in my yard the next morning -- and finding out that Cindy had unexpectedly (and briefly) become a hurricane overnight.
Of course, that's was a minor storm in the year that brought us the devastation of Katrina. Be prepared, be safe this season. And hopefully, the worst thing that happens is a rainy day at the beach.
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(Hurricane Cindy, 2005)