As hurricane Irma approaches Florida I thought I’d share with you all about my first ever hurricane experience. As you all know I came to Florida in May from England so hurricane Irma will be my first ever time experiencing such weather.
Toney and I discovered that hurricane Irma was heading for Florida yesterday (Tuesday morning 5th September). Toney told me that we needed to head out for supplies incase we did get hit by the storm. I didn’t get worried knowing there was a hurricane coming, to be honest I didn’t really know what to worry about not having experienced one before but when we head out shopping seeing how busy the gas stations and stores were I began to get more concerned.
A friend rang us earlier that morning to say most general stores were out of water and common storm supplies so we headed out to Costco in hope of them not having empty shelves!
When we arrive the car park was busy, there wasn’t even any shopping carts outside the store! Inside we got everything we needed but had to wait in a four isle queue for crates of water which we were only aloud two crates per member.
So we’re stocked up with batteries, water, food, flash lights etc. Awaiting patiently to see what hurricane Irma brings to Florida. As this is my first hurricane, if it does arrive in the days to come if anyone has any advice to pass the time or anything I’d love to read.
Before I end this post I’d like to wish everyone in the path of the hurricane a safe time ahead.
Take care in affected areas!