Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Preparing for a Hurricane

With Hurricane Earl being on its way towards NC, I am once again reminded of how to get prepared for a hurricane. I have a few suggestions for anyone in the path of Hurricane Earl to become prepared.

1. The day/night before the storm hits, be sure to shave. This goes for ladies and gents. Should a hurricane make a direct hit in your area, you may not have access to a shower for a few days or even a few weeks. You don't want to have 2 or 3 days (or weeks) of stubble hanging on because after a hurricane, it gets HOT! You are going to want to be in as little clothing as possible, and you don't want your 4 year old asking what that black stuff is under your arm.

2. Booze. Wine, beer, straight hard liquor. You won't have a blender to make margaritas with the power out. This will help you keep your sanity while your kids are running wild in the days following the hurricane. You won't care if it is 95 with a heat index of 110 if you have several beers. Side Note: If you live in a college town, you might want to get your booze early. Especially if you live in a college town that is known for their drinking/parties (ECU).

3. Refills on birth control and/or condoms. There's not much to do when the power is out and the TV/computer/internet don't work. Especially after the sun sets and the kids go to bed. Lots of hurricane babies are born in May and June. Of course, if you want a new little bundle of joy, you can skip this step.

4. Fill up the bathtub with water. Besides flushing after your normal business, you will need to flush after puking your guts out from too much booze.

And that my friends, is how you prepare for a hurricane.

Alli C

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