Helpful tips to surviving a catastrophic hurricane
Boy, that’s a cheerful title, isn’t it?
Anyway, water is going to be the most difficult aspect to deal with because more than likely due to flooding, you will have your water shut off. This is why everyone advises you to fill the bathtubs in your house with water … because if you plan on flushing a toilet, you will be pouring it in with a bucket. Do NOT waste potable, drinkable water this way.
As far as drinking, potable water, I bet you forgot a source before the water got shut off. Your hot water heater holds several gallons, and it is easy to drain into an empty milk jug, because it came through sterilized, and is sitting there, waiting to be used.
A/C – seal up one small room, and put a cheap (even better, second-hand) unit in the window. Run it to a generator, and keep ONLY it and your refrigerator going off of your generator. All of this seems like common sense, but I learned quickly and the hard way in the aftermath of Katrina.
If you are staying for cleanup, run, do not walk to get a Tetanus shot. You will be dealing with corroded items, hospital space will be scarce. Use the opportunity if you have it. The best plan is to avoid infection before it starts.
Be EXTREMELY cautious lifting fallen flat boards. Your local fauna is just as disrupted and disturbed as you are. You do NOT want to get bitten by a snake while medical availability is super low, which it will be.
Uh, avoid the feral hogs that are running rampant? That’s about my best advice. Oh, and the alligators. They will be in a bad mood, too.iggy, Koko, BillZBubb and 18 otherstwenty, Pastiche, Grateful Curd, MrMickeysMom, nenagh, Mom Cat, HeartoftheMidwest, Pam, Cassiopeia, djean111, kath, historylovr, Dragon Turtle, NV Wino, TheNutcracker, so far from heaven, Land of Enchantment, aspirant like thisRoot: If we're just information, just noise in the system, we might as well be a symphony.
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