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Bad Memories

I'm having trouble reading my friends list because so many of you are in the path of this terrible storm and it brings back all the memories. And I'm feeling like a shitheel because if you are actually going through it, I should damn well be capable of reading about it. My thoughts, prayers, and slack are with you all.

Everybody knows the obvious things to stock up on: water (fill your bathtubs), canned goods, pet food, gas, flashlights, medications. One thing that may not be obvious, and that we desperately needed after Katrina and the federal levee failure, was CASH. Most ATMs weren't working, and most of the stores that were open at all couldn't take credit or debit cards for several days. Also, if you have a land line, get a non-cordless phone to plug into it. These worked for many of us when power was still out and cellular networks were down.

Be as safe as you can.


Aug. 27th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm in the path, but at the far Canadian end so it will be down to just an intense storm by the time it gets here. But I do thank you for the tip about cash!

This hurricane is harder for you than it is for me.

All it means for us is that we do need to look at securing items that are outside and we did do a run to the store for a few comfort foods like cereal. Because we deal with winter storms here on a regular basis, everyone tries to maintain a '72 hours' kit.

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