Getting Ready For Hurricane Irene: Stocking Up And Staying Prepared (VIDEO)
Hurricane Irene is ROCKING the East Coast. I mean, I’ve been watching ‘The Weather Channel’ for 6 hours in a ROW. My husband thinks I have an illness because once bad weather comes around, I suddenly am UNABLE to do anything else but… panic.
I’m telling you – when the Earthquake happened a few days ago, I had everyone in the bedroom together for a good 4 hours just waiting for the aftershock. The kids were BEGGING to go play in the basement, but I forced them to stay with me and watch Fox News for updates.
Back to Hurricane Irene.
Bill decided to go out and stock up on some goods. We don’t need any medicine, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc because – well, I’m a coupon addict and I have that covered. I also JUST went food shopping for fresh goods earlier in the day – so that was taken care of as well.
We just needed some supplies like batteries and flashlights JUST IN CASE. You know what they say – better to be safe than sorry.
Here’s what Bill bought. And I’m not kidding when I say it took him almost 3 hours to do it all. The shops around my town are PACKEDDDDDDDDDDDDD.
Are you prepared for the hurricane? Here’s a good list of items you should have in your house in case of an emergency:
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE:
- WATER: at least 1 gallon daily per person for a week
- FOOD: to last a week (hopefully you have some non-perishable just in case the power goes out)
- CASH: sorry guys but ATMS aren’t going to be working if the power goes out OR if the roads are flooded
- FIRST AID supplies: bandaids, medicine, prescriptions, etc
- FLASHLIGHTS / RADIOS – THAT DONT NEED BATTERIES!!! Think Crank!
- Right now you should also be charging everything that needs a charge to prepare for the hurricane. For example, I’m charging my phones, Nook, laptops etc – JUST IN CASE.
- Also, fill your gas tank should we have to evacuate suddenly. The last time you are going to want to do is wait on a three hour line to get gas when you know what hits the fan.
- If you want to get really serious, you should get all your important documents together should you have to evacuate quickly. Consider doing this anyway. SSN cards, passports, etc. It can’t hurt to keep it all together.
Hurricane Irene might end up being nothing to worry about – but why not just prepare for the worst. If it veers to the East and completely misses the coast, at least you have a ton of water and supplies in the house should anything else happens.
Oh and PS – the longer you wait to do this the less likely you will be able to do this. Bill said the stores were I-N-S-A-N-E and it’s 3 full days away before the worst is expected to hit.
Go NOW and just get it over with.
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