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starkvingrad
Tampa Bay Rays Fan
Florida
Member since Apr 2021
4429 posts

What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Mine was a hell of a first: Andrew 1992 just south of Naples.


thetigerfan
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Feb 2013
213 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Andrew is the first I can say I remember


TheWalrus
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Memphis
Member since Dec 2012
30246 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Gustav my second week as an LSU student


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
61175 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Andrew is the first I vividly remember. A few minors before then.


Miketheseventh
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2017
3282 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Betsy. 1969. I was 10 and actually played in the front yard when the eye moved over BR


Seuqnoc
Army Fan
Lafayette
Member since Jul 2020
308 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Andrew. Watched a tree pull up out the ground.


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spslayto
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2004
17018 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Andrew. Sophomore in high school. There were others before that but don't recall because they were minor.


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OSoBad
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2016
1281 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Georges, as a small kid I had a blast. As an adult now, frick Ida.


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Tvilletiger
LSU Fan
PVB
Member since Oct 2015
247 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
I know there were others before Andrew but I remember it the most vividly. Or ember leaves were stuck to the bricks of our house. I have never experienced something like a flood.


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MrWalkingMan
LSU Fan
31st Parallel North
Member since Aug 2010
2431 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Georges in 1998 was the first major one I can recall being a big deal


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CBandits82
Lurker since May 2008
Member since May 2012
45478 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Andrew


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Got Heeem
Georgia Southern Fan
Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
3631 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Andrew. Front porch the whole time. It was wild! Had a blast as a kid experiencing it.


TigerCoon
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
11941 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
I remember Edith in 1971 because lightning distintegrated a 60 ft pine tree in our backyard. There was about 15 feet of trunk still standing afterwards, and it looked like a burnt match.


c on z
New York Yankees Fan
Zamunda
Member since Mar 2009
120492 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Andrew


starkvingrad
Tampa Bay Rays Fan
Florida
Member since Apr 2021
4429 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
I freely admit it scared the mother frick out of me.

My wife took my first born daughter up to my in laws' in Orlando a couple days before it hit Miami. I stayed behind at the house. We just bought it and I wasn't sure about leaving it unattended. In hindsight, 30 year old me was a moron for letting my young wife and infant child hit the road alone in the wake of a storm, and I was even dumber for staying behind without anyone I knew nearby. But it was the early 90s, I was a naïve country kid from north Mississippi, and I didn't know any better. All I really knew was my side of Florida wouldn't get hit as bad as the Atlantic side.

Man, I was terrified. Power went out just a couple hours after the first bands brushed over the house, and I realized how dark and alone I was with no way to contact my wife to see how she was doing. The winds slowly tore off bits of the roof, and for a good bit of time I was hunkered down on the bottom floor unsure if our house was going to collapse on me. That combined with the possibility of storm surge added to my fear, but thankfully there was no issue with surge since I was far enough inland.


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GreenRockTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2020
12023 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
The first one I really remember was Gilbert in 1988


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NorthshoreTiger76
LSU Fan
New Orleans Saints & Pelicans Fan
Member since May 2009
74551 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
hurricane elena 1985


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JackieTreehorn
US Space Force Fan
Malibu
Member since Sep 2013
17777 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Elena in 1985. I was a kid but remember that It got pretty rough.


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TigerTattle
LSU Fan
Out of Town
Member since Sep 2007
6504 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?

Betsy was 1965. She pretty much followed the Mississippi up from the coast. I was 14. It was the only hurricane we ever left home to avoid. We didn't leave for Hilda in, I think, 1964. Drank my first bitter cup of black coffee in that old warehouse during Betsy, too, but I was glad to get it, lol.


Tbone2
Member since Jun 2015
260 posts

re: What was the first hurricane you experienced?
Hilda, 1964 in Loreauville. Mama and Maw-Maw stayed up, by the hurricane lamp, saying the Rosary. Maw-Maw was out of power for 3 weeks. Nat'l Guard would come every so often and run her well. Went outside a 5 am in the eye of Andrew in Jeanerette. Walter Landry had George Bush come down and tour the cane fields after. 2 worse storms I've been through.


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