…carole’s back and reports that they made it through irene ok. thank goodness! I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from others with this topic – thankfully, we don’t have many “big storms” here in atlanta, so we don’t get much practice! but what I do know falls into three broad categories – secure your home, prepare to be stranded in your home with no access to grocery stores or other people, and prepare to lose power.
|a “snowstorm” for us back in march, 2009 – this one came without much warning – so I think I only managed a few of my 10 items below!|
1. store the deck furniture (or at least close the umbrella).
2. remove dead trees and pine trees if they’re anywhere close to your house.
3. make sure you have water, milk, coffee, wine, food that won’t require cooking and dog food.
4. fill a cooler (or two) with ice.
5. find candles, matches and flashlight batteries.
6. charge your iphone, your ipod and your camera.
7. find blankets (or cool clothes…depends on the season).
8. gather games.
9. find a few knitting projects that don’t require good light (thinking “not lace or laceweight”).