Office hurricane procedure memo:
As we watch the progress of Hurricane Ike, the following are the office guidelines based upon the hurricane's intensity:
Hurricane Category #1
No excuse for being late. Leave earlier to give extra time to avoid fallen trees and limbs.
Hurricane Category #2
Due to the horizontal rain, you may wear jeans.
Hurricane Category #3
Whereas most of the area will be flooded we suggest you avoid wearing open toe sandals when coming to work. Canoes will be provided to get to the building safely without getting wet.
Hurricane Category #4
More than likely there will be no electricity. Given that, we will have manual typewriters available to all staff members. Please take extra caution and wear water-proof make-up if Category 4 or above.
Hurricane Category #5
Velcro will be provided to keep you attached to your chairs when the windows blow out. For those that survive, we will have chocolate cake at 3:00 pm in the kitchen.
The hubby *thinks* Ike will be a cat 4 or 5 when he gets to us (like hubby is now a weather man).
The news tonight told us all our mandatory evacuation zones for Dade and Broward Counties. We're too far inland, but it doesn't feel like far enough. One mile more, however, and we'd be in the Everglades. There aren't exactly any hotels or shelters out in the Everglades. So we're stuck.
I really should move back to Nebraska. Yeah, we really did live there - years ago when DH and I were in the US Air Force.