First off, let me just say, “I survived Hugo”!
Hugo was scary. It was loud. It was confusing. And it was destructive.
I remember following it’s path. Noting what it was doing in each town it touched. My parents did everything they could, from boarding up the windows, getting tons of supplies, and even waiting in a gas line for 3 hours only to get 5 gallons. As it was the limit per car. Then Hugo hit. We all slept together in our parent’s bed and oddly enough, we siblings fell asleep till the next day. That morning we woke up to many disasters. Starting with a big hole in the roof of our back porch and a fallen tree in the front yard. My dad wanted to go out to see what damages occurred in town. And boy it was a mess!! Our little town of Hemingway is still recovering. From that experience, I’ve learned to be mindful but not fearful.
So when I heard about hurricane Florence, I knew what we needed to do, and what nonessentials to remiss
My husband purchased a generator months ago. That was the best investment yet. We purchased 2 cases of water, fruit, rice, beans and ordered pizza. We knew we wouldn’t get over a category 1 effects of Florence and that wasn’t enough for us to leave our home. https://www.facebook.com/clt.stories/videos/729447094062156/
So it’s Sunday and Florence has done her damage, as she approaches Charlotte!!!!!
Florence weakens to a tropical depression but flash flooding is far from over
Although flooding is still possible, I can take the rain. Heck, I LOVE the rain and wind flow. No problem there. But the kids are a whole different story. Sure we could have just cuddled up and watch movie galore and played a few cards games but we’re extra. lol
- We did container gardens with our worn out Nike sneakers.
- Played card games.
- We cleaned up our closets
- Researched hurricanes. We learned what causes them, what it is, and how they end.
My message is this, you control their world. Make it scary or make it empowered. The difference is information and creativity. Neither of them are expensive. Okay, gotta go hide and take a nap. (((Hopefully)))
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.
Check out these checklists while you have power/ WiFi -( click here! https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan )
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