The mayor is telling us we should figure out now where we want to evacuate to -- preferably we're all supposed to go stay with friends and relatives out of the city. Right. The flood zones are classified as A -- most likely to flood, B -- less likely to flood, and C -- unlikely to flood under circumstances that aren't a direct hit by a hurricane. We're not on the Atlantic side of lower Manhattan, though we're on the edge of a B zone that bleeds into the least likely to flood C zone. Our emergency shelter is a school where we vote, that's in this zone too, a couple of blocks down.
We're expected to get clobbered on Saturday and Sunday. It's not as if anything is being done to tape windows, for instance, or sandbag the basements. I would leave town now, if I had anywhere to go within the region. All our friends in this part of the world are on the Atlantic coast too. As I know all too well, it's not the storm itself that's the real danger. It's afterwards with no water, food and power. My nerves are shot. el V on the west coast isn't helping matters. He's not getting home until at least 9 pm tomorrow night. If we are to leave town it should be NOW, not Saturday, when the storm arrives.
It's August 25th, you all. I have all too personal knowledge of the horrors of the aftermath of that flooding.
I'm trying to figure out where to go after the flooding if we can't live in the apt. for some days. Our last greatest storm that took out the power as well as flooding the subways, left big parts of the city without electricity for ten days. That's an impossible time to live without electricity in this city at this time. That time we were without here only about three days, which long enough in August.
I'm making lists of what to pack for the shelter, and what to pack for leaving town all together. I'm trying to get food together that can utlized without electricty, or cooking -- stove is gas, but ? Flashlights, batteries, candles, water -- I sure wish el V were here, and I wasn't trying to do this by myself.