We moved to Miami Beach 3 years ago, in August of 2013. Hurricane Matthew is the first real threat to the area since then, and . . . I’m nervous! I have never been in a hurricane. There’s something especially daunting about the constant tracking of a huge weather formation slowly and relentlessly headed your way that I think adds to the hysteria — even more than the impact of a big snowstorm up north.
Plus, 100+ mph winds sound terrifying.
I *think* my office has already decided to close tomorrow (I live in the blue region on the map technically still expected to have more tropical-storm-like conditions, but work is at the very bottom of the red part = hurricane warning). This is a good thing, because being away from the kids (and driving 25+ miles north) is absolutely not something I want to be doing in the midst of this storm. One of my friends (who lives north) is fleeing to Tampa. Everyone is getting gas and nonperishable groceries. We have water and canned goods, though nowhere near the extensive “hurricane supply kit” that is recommended.