My youngest son was born the night Andrew hit us a night to remember.
I watched the windows blow out of the hospital.....celling tiles then being sucked out....the wife didnt have a bed to rest in..... 4th floor of SLMC started flooding from part of the roof that was missing.
Last year Katrian hit where i live now 135 MPH winds for 9 hours out of power 18 days...had to carry a gun to stop looters
I lived in the ONLY neighborhood in town that didn't loose power (Summerfield). The power used to go out ALL the time when I grew up. But a hurricane hits, and it only flickered a couple of times. We had to go out in the store to push up a screen porch wall - the wind almost pushed it over. Was not fun :rolleyes:
My fiend lived in Lafayette Woods, and they didn't get power for over a week. When the mall got power, it was very popular simply because of the a/c :p