*sigh* Here we go again.
Please, everyone, if you're anywhere near the projected path of this storm, just GET OUT OF THE WAY! Don't be stupid and think you can ride this thing out. Just get out of town, in a direction that takes you out of the path of the storm. Do it, for your own safety. Now. We do NOT need to have a repeat of Katrina.
And, after the storm passes, everyone around the country will be there for you, as we have been for victims of Katrina. Have faith, and be safe.