It was coming. Atlanta could hear the gale force winds rattling the storm shutters and the rain pelting the roof. She held her breath and hugged her dog, Greg, tighter. He didn’t seem to mind but then he was old and deaf.
They was sat in a small yellow tent set up in the far corner of the cellar. Dim amber fairy lights in the shape stars cast some light down, but it wasn’t enough to do anything by. Atlanta’s didn’t really mind though as long as she wasn’t in the dark.
‘I’m safe. Everything is fine,’ Atlanta muttered.
Every since she had heard about the high chance of the hurricane last week, she had be preparing. All the kitchen and basement cupboards were stocked with bottled water, long life food, matches and extra gas canisters for the camping stove. She had double or triple camping equipment items and a whole range of lighting; battery and candle lanterns, torches and spare candles.
Atlanta picked up her headphones which were top of the range noise cancelling and selected some loud classic music from her ipod.
‘There’s nothing else to do now it’s here,’ she said aloud.
She rubbed Greg’s ears then wrapped herself in a thermal sleeping bag and began waiting out the hurricane.