Archive for August 26th, 2011

Hurricane Preparedness

With the east coast staring down Hurricane Irene, I thought I’d step away from my typical writing related blog and provide a public service message.  Everyone, be safe.  And make sure you’re ready for what might come as a hurricane hits ground.  I recommend everyone have the following on hand:

  • Bottled water
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Fully charge cell phones
  • Battery or hand-cranked radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra cell phones
  • Kitty litter
  • Pomegranates
  • Kevlar body suits
  • A Region 2 DVD of Gremlins
  • A full tank of gas
  • Address of a local evacuation shelter
  • Tomatillos
  • Amaretto
  • Light rum
  • Dark rum
  • Orange juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino cherries
  • A map of Middle Earth
  • $100 in small bills
  • $100 in loose change
  • $100 in gold
  • Fully supply of all prescription medicines
  • Iodine
  • Bandages
  • Seltzer water
  • The July 1973 issue of Playboy
  • Swim trunks
  • Commemorative bobbleheads
  • Inflatable raft
  • Kumquats

With just a little preparation, you’ll be ready to bear the brunt of the storm.  Everyone stay safe, don’t be stupid, and we’ll all see each other on the far side of Irene, deal?

Hurricane Irene picture courtesy of NASA.  “NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted”

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