Hey hey Irma..it would be really great if you could take yourself AWAY from the US. Kthxbye!
Yes, here we sit with the aftermath of Harvey still happening and thousands without homes. We Floridians are preparing just in case our number is called by Irma. Having lived through Katrina and her destruction, I know a thing or two about a thing or two.
For those of you without a clue as to what I’m talking about. Irma was bumped up to a CAT4 while she’s still DAYS away from the US. But people are on high alert due to the recent Harvey escalation. Understandable.
So I took my ass to Target tonight to gather some supplies before the crazies took everything. Here’s my haul. Yep. That’s 4 gallons of water, 10 packs of tuna, beef jerky, and Larabars. For those of you not familiar with hurricane procedure, you’re basically on your own for the first 24-72 hours. So you need to at least have enough supplies to get your household through that time. Relief services come in and set up distribution areas as they can. Then word gets out and you travel to the distribution centers as you need them. We would go daily to get ice, water, and MREs.
The man is on shift today so they actually went off to Home Depot to gather some things. A few extra gas cans and extension cords for our generator, batteries for all our flashlights, and battery powered radio.
For those interested, FEMA puts out a really great list of the things you need to have on hand during hurricane prep. You can find it here. Also, just another thing to think about is having your vehicles based and ready to move out in bumper to bumper traffic if need by. Cash is always good to have. And if you have the means – yard tools, yard trash bags, chainsaws. Even if the storm isn’t a direct hit, you can get a LOT of yard debris. Go ahead and start cleaning it while you don’t have power.
I’ll keep you guys updated on the crazy of hurricanes in Florida!