Originally Posted by FernandoTheCommando
2 months?! My god! Just out of curiosity, did you have any preps in place like long term food/water storage? That sounds scary as hell. I'm not some extreme prepper but I've stocked up some food and things to aid in water storage and purification. I definitely don't have 2 months worth though. Yikes glad to hear you DIDN'T starve.
No , back then I was in full sheeple mode. Living in a alchohol and pot induced haze of ignorance. I had NOTHING . I bathed in the pool for the first week till the pool turned into a swamp . After that I was taking bottled water showers in the driveway every 2-3 days . I had like 1 .38 with 1 cylinder of ammo. Food ran out after about a week or two . I saw 2 guys beat the living sh#t out of each other for the last gallon of milk 15 miles away . It was a real eye opener as to what the first 2 months of teotwawki / wrol freaking nightmare.
The first hurricane hit 145mph sustained with gusts up to 190mph ... I didn't evacuate and was in my garage although it was night time you could still partially see and definitely hear the catastrophe unfolding .
In the Distance every couple minutes you'd see this ominous bluish/green glow from transformers blowing accross town . I saw a approx 60 ft mobile home doing cartwheels down my street end over end . The sound was undescribable.
The day after devastation. Looked like a bomb had gone off debris from mobile homes everywhere . The shingles on my roof were stripped and part of the tar paper too . we had water in the house.. as I said we ran out of food about a week or two later . Kept alive by national guard MREs and red cross food truck . National Guard with M16s posted every .5 mile in my area . Part of US-1 main highway on the coast had washed into the Indian River . Travel was impossible. this continued for about 27 days . Then power came back on ... for about 4 days .....
The 2nd hurricane hit 150mph sustained gusts up to 197 mph . when it began I knew what was coming after the first. up to 100mph I was sh$tfaced hanging out of a tree with a bottle of jack in my hand 70ft up until a smaller tree next to it split in half and I thought ok time to get down .
National guard and red cross had evacuated . I had no food like 3 MREs maybe a gallon or two of water left . At one point I was in bed trying to sleep and the strongest gust of that storm kicked my bed off the wall 6 inches. I could hear the stickframe of our house popping and whinning . I thought the house was coming down . I jumped up and ran into the garage where I had my bronco sitting in 4wd with the tailgate down backed up to the door . flew into the back and jumped into the driver seat getting ready to evac to .... uhh ?? the gust let up and the house didnt come down . I slept the rest of the night in the bronco .
Next day ... Utter and complete devastation ........again . What was left standing was now gone. tornados and the hurricane wiped pretty much everything out . Now entire sections of US -1 were gone both northbound lanes and part of the median had washed away . my roof was now completely stripped of all shingles and all tar paper . sheeting was loose and sheeting clips were gone . I had a 1ft of standing water in the house. walls were wrecked.
2 days later i was starving .. Finally red cross and national guard returned . Thank god.
The next month was like being a helpless domesticated victim living in the stone age . 30 days later we got power back . My town must have looked like the ocean from the sky . Blue fema tarps had been thrown over every house that was still upright . for miles .
Was amazing I survived . Looting rampant . Fights everywhere from the misery factor .
Hope I never see anything like it again .