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The 5 Stages of Hurricane Season Grief

As all eyes turn to what’s going on in the Gulf right now, it’s important to remember the five stages of grief everyone on the Gulf Coast goes through whenever a storm is headed our way. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tropical storm or a full blown category 5 hurricane, it’s always the same. We start at Denial, and go straight through to Acceptance.


 

DENIAL

 

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“Nah, that ain’t gonna hit us.”

 

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“There’s no way it’s coming here.”

 

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nhc.noaa.gov

“Well, crap…”


 

ANGER

 

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“Stupid weatherman! They’re never right! They kept saying it wasn’t gonna hit us!”

 

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“Why does everyone have to go to the store at the same time?!”

 

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“WOULD IT KILL YOU TO OPEN UP MORE CHECKOUT LANES, WALMART?!”


 

BARGAINING

 

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“Hey, boss. I know you want everyone to come in, but there’s a storm coming…”

 

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“Yeah, ok, but what if I just work half a day and then maybe…”

 

North Carolina Residents Clean Up From Flooding As Waters Continue To Rise Throughout Region Of State
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“Well, I guess I could always borrow my cousin’s pirogue.”


 

DEPRESSION

 

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“What do you mean I should’ve charged my phone last night?!”

 

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“Well, there goes my battery. What did people even do before cell phones? This is the worst!”

 

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“WHAT ARE BOOKS?!”


ACCEPTANCE

 

Torrential Rains Bring Historic Floods To Southern Louisiana
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“Boss made me go to work, but I flooded out my car. Fine! Whatever! Imma just sit here and watch Netflix while my phone charges.”

READ MORE: The 10 Stages of Driving During a Louisiana Flood

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