About these hurricanes...
If you are anywhere on the eastern half of the country or are in Texas, put together your hurricane kit now.
I mean now.
For those of us in the path of Irma, it’s unfortunately too late to be able to guarantee preparedness even if money isn’t an issue for you; I know my county is entirely out of bottled water at this time. But for those of you who aren’t in this situation, don’t wait until there’s disaster impending to stockpile these goods. Prepare now. And next year, prepare before the first storm is even named for the season. I know it’s not cheap to assemble all of this stuff, but non-perishable foods can feed you in non-disaster times too, and bottled water keeps very well. And even if you don’t have to worry about your ability to afford your hurricane kit, remember that money won’t do you any good if the goods you want to buy aren’t available.
And if you’re like my family with no bottled water left to purchase in your city, remember that tap water collected now is as safe as it was before Irma was declared. Any foodsafe bottle, including cleaned-out soda bottles and milk cartons, can be filled with tap water and stored.