Flashlight – check
Batteries – check
Bottled water – check
Canned foods – check
Can opener – check
Dry cat food – check
Yesterday and today, I’m all about preparedness. Hurricane Irene is a-comin’.
Luckily, no one was killed or injured when she stormed through The Bahamas. Crossing fingers for the U.S. of A.
She’s one big storm.
She weakened slightly over night, but I really hope that all the media coverage is hitting home to the folks in her path; I say: “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”
I hear that they are already evacuating hospitals and nursing homes in Coney Island and other beach-front towns.
Coney Island – Hang in there!!!
And they are trying to batten down the hatches at Ground Zero; there are a half-dozen cranes there working on-site which are not built to withstand winds over (I think I heard) 60 mph.
Freedom Tower – Hang in there!!
Eastern Seaboard – Hang in there!!
This morning I opened up my Go-bag – which I put together soon after 9-11. It was like opening a time capsule.
A disposable film camera – before I went digital.
A pair of Walkie Talkies – I had a cell phone.
A Todd Rundgren baseball cap.
A bottle of water with an expiration date of 2003.
3 granola bars hard as rocks.
People – update your Go-bag once a year. Don’t do as I did, checking it every decade!