Isaac Calculus

August 27th, 2012 by Editor B

Isaac: Hurricane Force Wind Speed Probabilities - 120 Hours

Isaac cometh. Looks like he’s headed our way for sure. Forecasters say he won’t be superstrong, “only” a Category 1 hurricane when he makes landfall on the anniversary of Katrina. But then forecasters aren’t so adept at predicting hurricane strength. And it’s looking more like we’ll be on the wet side of this storm.

To bug out or hunker down, that’s the question. It’s not always easy to calculate the best course of action. A host of factors come into play, and for each person the calculus is slightly different. When I stated that there were actually many good reasons to stay in place, a friend of mine challenged me to name twenty. An intriguing challenge, but I won’t have time for that now, because our decision has been made.

We’re buggin’. I think we could have ridden this one out. Ultimately, though, our decision was made because of private external factors which I’m not at liberty to divulge. Not trying to be all mysterious, but there are certain things I just can’t put out there for public consumption.

This will be our third evacuation in the thirteen years we’ve lived here. Once for Katrina. Once for Gustav. And now for Isaac.

Sooo…. Catch you on the flip side. Good luck, New Orleans.

4 Responses to “Isaac Calculus”

  1. Lee Says:

    I think you’ve made the best choice B. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

  2. liz Says:

    Safe buggin’! Thinking of you, the family and all of New Orleans.

  3. robyn Says:

    Stay safe!

  4. Alice "The Toe sucker" Wolfson Says:

    I agree with Lee. Hope those who stay behind will be ok.

    Also, hope your house will not be damaged.

Leave a Reply