Mum was shocked that my grandmother, who panics about EVERYTHING because she has nothing to do, really, except watch Fox News all day and worry, didn't seem to care about the giant friggin' storm southeast of Jamaica right about now. Shocked and pleased, since a non-panicked set of grandparents is highly preferable to a panicked set. Especially since if it hits and it's a 3 or more, we'll probably be bringing them over here.
After Katrina, people were more than a little storm-spooked. Everyone who was in Houston then (hell, anyone within a day's drive of the gulf, as the worry was ridiculously widespread) remembers the Rita anticipation, and the nightmare that was every single freeway, the running out of gas, water, everything non-perishable. While Beaumont was absolutely spanked, H-town didn't get much out of the storm. I just hope the public behavior doesn't swing the opposite way this time. Everyone just blowing off the storm warnings and then getting slammed would kind of be ten million different types of suck.
We've got water, batteries, non-perishables, all medications, and first aid stuff pretty much ready to go. If my aunt and uncle join us again, they will probably bring their generator. My mother's whole family may well be headed over here if there is major storm-age, in which case it is gonna be a fun time let me tell you. Even if the storm doesn't reach us, at least we'll be stocked and ready for another hurricane season -- it's predicted to be quite a busy one.