Hurricane Party?

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Hurricane Party?

Bignuf Bignuf
I guess that is as "rare" a "special event" as it gets. If you are hunkering down for the hurricane, as Irene is baring down on DC and NYC, do you go into "survival hunker down mode" or do you hold a "hurricane party" and pass the time trying to "have fun" (be brave)???

Best wishes to EVERYONE in this storms path! Stay safe, stay well.
08/27/2011
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Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I guess that is as "rare" a "special event" as it gets. If you are hunkering down for the hurricane, as Irene is baring down on DC and NYC, do you go into "survival hunker down mode" or do you hold a "hurricane ...
I've been through quite a few hurricanes. We usually party the night or day prior to landfall, and then afterwards when there's nothing to do because the power is out. You shouldn't risk your safety.
08/27/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I just like to drink hurricanes. The real thing is much too scary for a party for me anyway.
08/27/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My next door neighbors have one any time a hurricane is scheduled to blow through. They clean up their yard, plywood their windows, get their supplies, then bring home a couple of kegs, invite friends over, and have a hurricane toga party during the storm. They sometimes run out in their togas to dance in the storm, too, even though the wind does blow them over (which is funny).

We do help each other out in this neighborhood, so they're always out after the storm's passed to help others gather up their roofs or lift fallen trees off cars and stuff. Typical Florida rednecks, but they're a great group to have around during hurricane season.

The Floridian philosophy about hurricanes is more relaxed than in other states, as we're used to such visitors showing up. We don't like it, but we get our preparations done and sit it out. Some have parties, some just keep themselves locked in, and others evacuate (depending on where you live). We understand it's not the size of the storm but the power of the winds and the rain that do the damage. We frequently laugh at reporters and forecasters trying to stir up panic when it's just a part of nature doing what it always has.

Use common sense, be prepared, keep calm, have a sense of humor, and you'll be fine. And serve all the hurricane rations for a party at the end of hurricane season.
08/27/2011
BellaDonna2884 BellaDonna2884
I don't know. I live in an area that doesn't experience hurricanes.
08/27/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
My next door neighbors have one any time a hurricane is scheduled to blow through. They clean up their yard, plywood their windows, get their supplies, then bring home a couple of kegs, invite friends over, and have a hurricane toga party during the ...
Your neighbors sound like a lot of fun Chilipepper! It is great when people band together to help each other when the danger is over as well
08/27/2011
Muddog7998 Muddog7998
The last hurricane season I went through was the last one where they had to go into the roman alphabet. Since there were so many hurricanes that season, we just left all of our hurricane prep stuff up and would relax outside. Once the hurricane came, we would just sit outside for a bit until the winds really started picking up, and we would just go inside. There were a few times were we had a block party during the beginning of the storm, but nothing crazy
08/28/2011
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