Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tropical Storm Hermine
I woke up yesterday morning to the sound of rain. I snuggled under the covers and enjoyed the sound of the raindrops hitting the roof a little while longer before I dragged myself out of bed to start my day.
A few hours later, it seemed the storm had passed and my daughter was preparing to join a friend for a bike ride. Then we heard thunder. She decided to go anyway. "She'll learn," I thought to myself.
Then I turned the TV to The Weather Channel to get a look at the radar. What's this about a tropical storm? Where did that come from? There was nothing in the Gulf yesterday morning...was there? This is what happens when you don't pay attention during hurricane season - storms sneak up on you.
Today was even wetter than yesterday. We are under a flash flood and a tornado watch, but they did not cancel school. They did not even cancel after school programs, so my daughter is in her Cosmotology late lab. It makes me very nervous when she has to drive in this weather. I hope it doesn't rain like this tomorrow, or it will flood. I'm safe in my third floor apartment, but I worry about the roads.