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The 7 stages of thinking a hurricane is coming, and then it just doesn’t.

Hurricane Matthew is the ultimate troll. It had all of Miami FREAKING out. Schools and offices closed, grocery stores cleared out, and news outlets went bananas. [Editor’s note: Not everyone was so fortunate — if you want to help out in Bahamas, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica or other parts of Florida click here for a full list of groups providing resources to those affected.]

Don’t get us wrong, we’re not complaining (and we’d be more than happy if Nicole did the same) but preparing for a hurricane then getting stuck inside all day listening to drizzle does something to people.

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Here are the seven stages you move through when you think you’re going to get hit by a massive double eye-wall, Cat 4 hurricane. And then you don’t.

  1. Panic and prepare frantically

    Even w/ a #Hurricane coming, nobody tryna spend $7 on water.

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  2. Oversleep because your shutters are basically blackout curtains and spend the whole day trying to stay awake.

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  3. Try to do work and get distracted by literally every single Tweet/Facebook post/meme.

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  4. Stress eat

  5. Get wasted

  6. Have an existential crisis

  7. Ultimately, thank the hurricane gods that your house and loved ones are safe and sound.

    Not everyone was so fortunate — if you want to help out in Bahamas, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica or other parts of Florida click here for a full list of groups providing resources to those affected.

  • PogmoThoin13

    Not just Miami. Broward too. Scared people to death, everything shuttered up, schools closed, people ran around spending money they couldn’t afford and emptying stores for nothing. Like a summer afternoon storm in Florida.

    • geri adams

      Better safe than sorry. Would you rather have a hurricane hit so all your preparations weren’t in vain? As for spending money–this is not going to be the last storm to come near so having plywood on hand is a good thing. As for the food and water, it will get eaten. I will gladly take a miss rather than a hit any day.

  • PogmoThoin13

    Not just Miami. Broward too. Scared people to death, everything shuttered up, schools closed, people ran around spending money they couldn’t afford and emptying stores for nothing. Like a summer afternoon storm in Florida.

    • geri adams

      Better safe than sorry. Would you rather have a hurricane hit so all your preparations weren’t in vain? As for spending money–this is not going to be the last storm to come near so having plywood on hand is a good thing. As for the food and water, it will get eaten. I will gladly take a miss rather than a hit any day.