As Hurricane Irma bears down upon Dixie and our relatives and friends from the coast come inland to higher ground a question comes to mind: can someone actually be Southern and have never hosted or been a guest at a hurricane party?
A hurricane party is a social event held by people in the coastal United States who live in hurricane alley between Maine and Texas and is common in the Southeast. The event is held during a hurricane. However the guests are typically allowed to stay with the host for 3–5 days (weather permitting) and guests, in return, bring hurricane supplies such as radios, first aid supplies, food, etc.
For everyone out there in harm’s way, God bless. And for the rest of y’all smoking cigars and drinking and feasting with family and friends – hope y’all have a great time and that Irma goes easy on your property.