Alright alright alright back at it again with Hurricane info since Florence is gonna be bearing down on the Carolinas in a few days

Know your local shelters, just in case! IF YOU HAVE PETS BE AWARE OF THE ONES THAT ACCEPT PETS! Unfortunately not all of them do

Beware of price gouging! Especially on gas!

BE PREPARED FOR GAS STATIONS TO RUN OUT OF GAS!

SOMETHING TO ADD:

DO NOT ASSUME YOU’LL BE ABLE TO GET THINGS VIA PRIME RIGHT BEFORE THE STORM

I could not stress this more. It was a HUGE issue last year! Amazon can and WILL run out of things in their warehouses- INCLUDING FANS, BATTERIES, AND PORTABLE CHARGERS. And shipping will be delayed due to the storm! If there’s anything AT ALL you need from amazon via Prime order it ASAP. 3rd party sellers were gouging the shit out of stuff like fans just before Irma last year on amazon so if you want stuff and don’t want to pay and arm and a leg for it, GET IT NOW

Don’t bother with buying things like flour and eggs and milk! Don’t buy perishables! If you lose power they will do nothing for you!

Fill gallon freezer bags with water, seal them tightly with duct tape, and freeze them before the storm! If you lose power you’ll be able to toss them in your fridge to keep it cooler longer! You’ll also have extra emergency water if you need it

DO. NOT. STORE. YOUR. VALUABLES. IN. THE. DISHWASHER

DO. NOT. STORE. YOUR. VALUABLES. IN. THE. DISHWASHER

DO. NOT. STORE. YOUR. VALUABLES. IN. THE. DISHWASHER

sorry for the non-art post but as hurricane Florence continues slowly through the Carolinas, a hoax that started circulating in 2017 is making rounds again and I’ve already seen it on tumblr even though appliance experts and flooding victims advice NOT to store your important items inside a dishwasher

people spreading this misinformation are prefacing it with ‘’my cousin/aunt/whatever who survived hurricane Katrina said…” so it sounds like sincere advice from a trusted person who actually tried it, and I don’t get WHY they feel the need to lie about something so simple when it could endanger people

A dishwasher isn’t waterproof. It is not designed to keep flooding water OUT.

Dishwashers can also get loose under hurricane winds and end up somewhere outside the house.

People WILL lose their most priced stuff because of this!!

please reblog and tell your friends!!

Hurricane tips I haven’t seen circulating yet

Hey guys if you’re in the path of hurricane Florence and you still need to buy water/bread but everywhere is sold out, here’s some tips.

  1. Don’t bother with the main grocery stores unless you’ve tried literally everywhere else or you know for sure when they get a shipment. That’s where it runs out first. Don’t even think about going in Walmart. Seriously my friend was in there yesterday and she said it looked worse than black Friday, everything non perishable was running out.
  2. Try some places no one really thinks to go first when looking for water. The club stores, home improvement, office supply, dollar stores, gas stations, big lots. Even more upscale grocery stores might still have some. I found water yesterday at staples. STAPLES guys, they had a whole pallet left. Some guy came behind me and bought 15 cases. I hope he was on well water. Speaking of…
  3. IF YOU ARE ON CITY WATER what are you even doing your water will stay on during power outages, buy maybe one pack and then invest in water filters if you’re worried about quality, because PEOPLE WITH WELLS WILL LITERALLY NOT HAVE ANY TAP WHEN IF THE POWER GOES OUT UNLESS THEY HAVE A GENERATOR. Which are also sold out where I am btw.
  4. If you need bread and it’s just not available here’s some things you can do. Buy dough. Biscuit, croissant, whatever, and go ahead and cook it up and put it in air tight baggies, keep in refrigerator top improve shelf life until power goes out. Or make dough and do the same. You need hardly anything, maybe 5 ingredients. Get frozen dinner rolls, waffles, pancakes and cook them ahead of time and do the same. Tortillas and bagels are just as filling and usually don’t sell out at fast. Crackers can also work for mini sandwiches.
  5. If you are worried about having enough food obviously grab canned goods if you can find some but may I also recommend Goldfish. Yeah. The kids snack. That stuff is FILLING. If you’re worried about going hungry get a giant box. Have one bowl full in the morning and you’ll be fairly full most of the day. It stays with you.

Well that’s my weird tip list, if you’ve got any hurricane advice feel free to tack it on!

After the remnants of Hurricane Florence passed over New Jersey, USA last month, the Sun came out in one direction but something quite unusual appeared in the opposite direction: a hall of supernumerary rainbows. Supernumerary rainbows only form when falling water droplets are all nearly the same size and typically less than a millimeter across. Then, sunlight will not only reflect from inside the raindrops, but interfere, a wave phenomenon similar to ripples on a pond when a stone is thrown in. 

Image Credit & Copyright: John Entwistle