Down at the Jersey Shore, we’re getting prepared for Hurricane Irene!
While I live down the Shore, I am not in an area with either mandatory evacuation or an area prone to flooding. I’m not on the water.
We’re pretty much all prepared: full tank of gas, check. Extra cash? Check. Candles and flashlight, check. Outside furniture? Just one more table to be brought inside. Emergency bags packed just in case? Check. Electronics fully charged? Check. Landline — yes, but since the phone itself requires electricity and is from the cable company, I’m not quite sure if that is going to be more reliable.
Any suggestions for what else I need?
Any book suggestions? Do you think it’s better to read about things like hurricanes, or read something escapist?