Thursday, August 29, 2019

How To Prepare For A Hurricane (Part 2)

Now that Florida is sitting squarely in the cone of concern, I'm revisiting an older humor post I wrote about hurricane preparedness. Are YOU ready?

1. Turn on weather channel. Note lines for bottled water, gas, and plywood. Hit panic mode the minute you realize you are in the "cone of concern."

2. Ignoring the gallons of available tap water from your kitchen sink, map out strategic plan to find brand name water bottles in your neighborhood. Camp outside Walmart at 5:30 a.m. until the supply truck rolls in.

3. Tune into weather channel, chew your fingernails down to bloody stubs and tell everyone on social media how frightened you are.

4. Sit in line two hours for gas. Yell obscenities at the guy taking 30 minutes to fill up ten containers for his generator.

5. Stock up on eggs, liquor and bread. Return to store for a case of Twinkies and several bags of Cheetos.

6. Watch old videos online of other catastrophic hurricanes, then tell everyone on social media that you think you might die.

7. Realize you are low on batteries and spend four hours driving around town until you find the last package for 75$ sold by some shady guy at a roadside stand. Ignore the expiration date of 07/2010 on the box.

8. Tune into weather channel and realize you need more wood, more nails, and a helluva lot more toilet paper.

9. Update your will.

10. Wash ALL of your underwear in the event you are unable to do laundry. Consider buying adult diapers. 

11. Check The Weather Channel. Eat entire tube of Pringles.

12. Cover all windows with shutters and plywood. Velcro your three cats together so you don't lose them in the storm. Hunker down in the bathtub with your mattress and the velcroed cats.

13. Consume three sacks of chocolate chip cookies while you wait out the storm. 

14. Once the hurricane passes, prepare to live in the Dark Ages in 90-degree heat with no electricity, no hot water, and people who have not bathed in a week.

15. Celebrate your survival by polishing off the rest of the Twinkies.


  1. Glad to see you saved the Twinkies for dessert!

  2. That was hilarious. I'm sharing with my daughter who moved to Florida a couple of years ago. She's inland, but still...

    1. Thanks for sharing it with her. Please tell her to stay safe!

  3. This post is well timed and I assume it applies fo typhoons also. Lol

  4. Only you could find the kernel of humour in such a scary situation. Stay safe!

  5. Sometimes we just have to laugh at our predicaments. Take care and I hope everyone is okay.

  6. Thank you very much! It is very interesting and useful article!! I think I can use some tips from this article in future! thanks again!!



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