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It's my first hurricane! I've never lived on the East coast before. Thankfully, I'm in Philly, which I suspect won't get nearly as much as those nearer the coast. I'm still kind of nervous, though!
This is my second big hurricane. My first was Gloria — am I showing my age?
You can see the path of that one if you visit TWC Hurricane tracker
and click on "historical tracker" towards the bottom of the applet.
At the moment, my area has voluntary evacuations. I'm crossing my fingers they don't become mandatory. I KNOW I'm going to lose power/internet at some point (hopefully for hours, not days), and the windows, walls and roof are going to take a beating. However, I'd much rather be miserable in my own home with my candles, batteries, bottled water and canned goods, than miserable in a crappy high school gymnasium on a rickety cot where you have to line up and deal with administrative attitude just to get a granola bar and a box drink.