Three or four days, at least?
Jeepers, I wish they could get people half as hyped about going out to vote.
But I guess if the gov. didn’t have a web-site to lead everyone by the nose to the evacuation centers, they’d have disenfranchised all the lonely, homeless, poor people - who probably don’t have the internet to begin with!
And even IF they had the internet - via taxpayer gov’t cell phone - if they didn’t know by that late date where the closest evacuation center was, (how could you NOT?), they’d have been doomed, anyway. Not like a cell phone/internet connection can get them TO the center. Duh.
But, jsyk, like you, when I hear a storm is approaching…
- Go to wood shop where camping gear is stored. Grab Coleman stove and lantern. (Of course the fuel for both is on hand.)
- Before it gets dark, be sure to have laterns, candles, etc.
- IF the power goes out, take milk/juice/whatever frozen jugs out of freezer, and place in fridge; close all doors, and hang blanket over hallway door, to keep heat in front rooms.
- If it looks like it’s gonna be a while, fill buckets for flushing, clean ones for cooking/drinking, gather up board and card games. Books come in handy, too.
Takes all of about 20 minutes.
And because our water runs on a pump that takes electricity, it’s wise to see to everyone getting a shower, catch up on laundry, and get the home as spic & span as possible. Makes going w/o power for a week slightly more comfortable that way.
Oh. and do NOT forget to pick up plenty of beer!