I've never been through a hurricane. They don't happen in my area. How does it feel?
Most Helpful Guy
It's just like a strong thunderstorm that lasts for hours. The most dangerous thing about them is the chance of drowning due to the storm surge that brings seawater ashore much further inland than normal. High water, damaged structures, and the inability for anyone to help you during the storm make that a much bigger riak than people realize. Flying and floating debris are the other biggeat threats.
Afterwards, the biggest problem is access to water, food, and medicine. Everyone including stores, gas stations, and emergency services are having the same problems with access to electricity, repairs, stock, and availability of workers. Because everybody needs repairs and services, damage takes longer to repair.0
Most Helpful Girl
This is my hometown and what we went through during Hurricane Katrina. This was our worst hurricane at a category 5 (the biggest one you can have).
This neighborhood is a mile from my house. Our parish had flood waters up to 30 feet. I know the people filming both videos. This neighborhood had many people stay and many who died. A single mom tied her children to her and all of them died. They were found tied together and the youngest (a baby) still in her arms. No, it's not that easy to get out during a hurricane when that many people are trying to leave. We left home, but only made it an hour away. I almost lost my kids that day when a pine tree came through the roof and landed right on the bed they had just been laying in. Another one came down on top of it. During a smaller hurricane a few years before, it took us 19 hours to drive 3 hours away. Hurricane Katrina is the 2nd storm to take my home, but the first to take the lives of some of my family. It was a complete devestation.