Karl - how many times have you put your hurricane shutters up? How long did
it take you to put them up? At my office, I am also responsible for ensuring
that all data on 4 servers and two midrange systems are backed up. (Yes we
do incrementals every night and full system saves every month). Prior to a
storm, I am responsible for doing a full system save on all six systems,
ensuring that all PC's/phones are packed away and covered. I also have the
responsibility of my house to attend to. None of this starts until a
hurricane watch is set. A watch is usually set 24 - 48 hours out. Now - as I
live in South Florida - where do you suggest that I go? Orlando? Hmmm.... we
had a hurricane that was supposed to hit Ft. Lauderdale last year and it
turned north and went across the state near Orlando. No dice. 200 - 300
miles away. The keys? Right. How about Ft. Meyers. You ever tried to drive
across Alligator alley the day before a storm? Good luck!
Most places here are only evacuated within a few miles of the coast. These
would be (in my area) anything east of I-95. Why? We have a lot of people
and only a few ways out. I-95, Fl. Turnpike and I-75. What do you think
would happen if all of the residents of the Keys, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale
tried to evac at the same time? You'd never clear the roads in time.
I have lived near where you do. If I remember right, you live on the Gulf
Coast. Evacuating is easier there because you have 1. Less people and 2.
more escape routes.
I'll ask again - how many Hurricanes have you been through?
> Prepping the house is not that big of a deal IF you do it in advance. If
> you live in this part of the country where such storms are a known risk,
> then not doing so is idiotic.
> If a BIG storm is coming, they're going to order you out anyway. Your
> insurance company knows this and its factored into your premiums.
> Virtually ALL insurance policies have a clause in them that says you must
> take all reasonable steps to prevent damage, or they won't pay for the
> of the damage that a prudent person would have avoided (but you didn't.)
> Staying at home when a BIG storm is coming is idiotic. You prep the house
> and get the hell out. You *DO* have shutters and such, right?
> If you stay at home in a truly big blow you're asking to be a human
> casualty when the house is damaged or worse. Prep the house, lock it
> hook the boat up and get the hell out of there.
> I like my boat and prefer that it be something other than hurricane
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