Hello from Hurricane Gustav!
It hits in a few hours, Baton Rouge is a ghost town, and I've been partying all night with the booze and the news. Watched the National Guard roll in, and waved at news crews. They waved back :3. Yay hurricane parties! Talked to drunk hobos looking for shelter in our parking garage. Cooked most of the food in our refrigerator in anticipation of blackouts. Waking up in five hours to make sure we haven't died by then. Five people in my two-person apartment! All of our cars are second floor or higher. Volunteered to work in the PMAC tomorrow through Wednesday with evacuees. No curfew here, thank goodness. No school til Friday! Hope all the bullshit the news is spouting is wrong. Cat 3 isn't that much to worry about, at least 70 miles inland its not. Hope it doesn't stall and dump more than two feet; then we're in trouble. Is glad they didn't evacuate, no matter what happens here. Getting stuck on the road during a hurricane in the middle of a marshland is completely dangerous, almost as much as having your 15 year-old car break down in the middle of same marshland because of 19-hour delays. Walmart was closed, that was a new one! Sheriff sitting outside telling everyone to go the fuck away. It was empty, anyway. Tornado warnings out in Denham Spring, and moved all my tech things off the floor or into waterproof containers.
Hope it isn't that bad for Nola. Two of the people on my couch are from there, and will be extremely depressed if it disappears completely. I personally couldn't care less. Cool for the history and all, but its such a shithole. So dirty, homeless, and very, very Louisiana. Needless to say, I've got a truck, and if people need rescuing? I'm there. Full tank, 60 miles away? I'm not staying home, this time. Gunna do whatever I can.
Sleep safe, Livejournal. I'll still be here in the morning, come hell or high water. Don't worry so much, I was born and bred for this. :D