reply to post by Manhater
Maybe the Red Cross will come down a nearby street with their vehicle providing meals in those styrofoam
containers. They did her in Florida. Also here after a hurricane, there was a place set up..think it was
a Salvation Army location where folks could get ice and meals ready to eat ( these meals are kind of high
is sodium I think and not necessarily good for folks like me with high blood pressure..crackers etc might
be okay. ) Be careful of any trees whose roots have been waterlogged as they might come down later
in a mild wind gust or storm. After a storm here it can be hot and I mean hot and humid..know the
misery of high temps and low temps as well. Many folks around here have barbacue grills..either plain
or fancy. During Hurricane Ivan her a friend staying in a relatives house said fire ran down the wires on
the power lines..he was never so scared..It was a catagory 4 storm I think.Don't let anybody use a grill
inside, the fumes will kill you ..literally..did an Alabama man I think the story goes few years back. Years
ago there was a hurricane that skirted us..it was supposed to be a cat 5 but downgraded and turned some
before striking..we left town..creeped our way down the road toward east coast Jacksonville..Saw power
line down..boy chasing his dog down the road..jackknifed horse? trailer and debri sailing thru the air..thought
it was ash..WRONG..tornado. If that "cane" had hit us while we were on the freeway..I shutter to think.
One time I used the powdered MRE coffee put it in a bottled water and set it in the sun..sun coffee..
better than nothing I tell you...played cards by candlelight..candles are ok under adult supervision and
where there are no gas leaks. We did not have gas.Battery powered lamps would be my choice if I could
get some before a storm. People can't or won't prepare. They have a new kind of generator now operated by
car battery but I can't afford any generator. Imagine somebody trying to swipe your car battery..just a
thought. Do not let kids wander around trees being moved..one fell on and killed a boy in a town not
far away after a hurricane while they were cleaning up the yard..man, so sad..sadder than sad these
losses and so shocking you don't have time to grieve all the losses at once. Seems like they restore
electricity to areas near hospitals/town first then outward..This was true after an ice storm I saw in
NC years back. Folks who depended upon electric well pumps had no service for week I think. Being
a "hero" is fine if you have the right stuff but relative of family had a heart attack and died ..he had pushed
himself to the limit thinking he'd help Katrina victims...little sleep, driving a lot. I don't know all the details.
I pitied the national guard troops who stood out there in the heat directing traffic after a hurricane while
dressed in their long sleeved uniforms. Guys who pick up logs and such laid beside the road probably
have a hay day with all that wood chip or firewood material they gather after hurricanes here.
May God bless you all.