Even before the storm really got going it had become hard to hear the radio. I was huddled in the basement, like I had been taught to as a kid. Normally storms don't really bother me, but I knew it was expected to be really bad, possibly the worst Wellington Street had even seen. Even in the basement the noise was terrible, the thick pattering of rain on the roof still reaching me. I focused on the radio, which I had placed on a local station. But despite the noise, I began to notice a sound emanating just above the volume of the broadcast.
I couldn't make it out at first, and so I turned down the radio in the hope I would hear it better. But as I lowered the volume, so too did the volume of the strange noise decrease. At first I thought it was coming from the radio, but after I turned it off I could still hear it, if only faintly. I began to look for the source of the noise, but only managed to hear it continuing to grow more distant. I heard the house groan and creak, and I figured it was just the house moving in the wind. I sat back down and turned back on the radio. The DJ was reporting on the storm.
“Original patterns had predicted that the storm would be passing through by around three in the morning, but the storm itself has seemed to have slowed down, making those previous estimates off by close to two to three hours. The storm itself is easily the worst I have ever seen. I can actually see the effects of it outside my window. Its hard to see due to the rain, but even at this point I can see a heavy buildup of water just around my building. No worries though folks. This place is elevated so I should stay high and dry.
Those who find themselves in their homes would do well to keep a close eye on their basements, as flooding is possible, especially in some of the older home. I will keep you updated, and as a friendly reminder to those foolish enough to think of going outside, just don't. Trust me. You don't want to be out in this...”
I tried to listen in, but I became aware of the sound again, only this time it was much more distinct. I turned off the radio, and found the sound was not fading but in fact increasing in volume. It sounded like someone whispering. I stood up and began looking again for a source, only to realize that the sound was coming from upstairs.