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Hurricane Sandy


What I see is are millions of North American citizens being reminded of what they should have done last year of even 10 years ago. I see them stocking their pantries with extra water and groceries because a natural disaster is in their backyard. If you can call a 700 kilometer wide hurricane on our east coast natural. It sounds un-natural, but times are changing and we’d better too!

I’ve never had the fancy of buying food and basic necessities on a daily basis from a grocery shelf. I live ‘out of town’. I have to plan ahead to have at least an extra item of each ingredient I need, or go without. To spend tens or a hundred dollars to get a dash of spices or a few eggs would be obscene.

So many buy ‘just in time’ that when a disaster hits everyone runs to the grocery store to stock up. When the stores only keep 2-3 days of groceries on their shelves, what do you think’s going to happen? When the guy who runs the fuel pump wants to leave town in a hurry how do you think you could get fuel?

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The gas pump we always rely on to get us ‘out’ of harms way.

 

 

 

We should be a little more sensible. I don’t have it all figured out yet either, but I’m working on it. Having a 72 hour kit ready to grab and at least a few weeks of something edible in your cupboards. Use off of the top of your gas tank…try to keep it from getting low. Consider some full Jerry cans as a storage item. Some disaster come with NO warning.

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Preserving food for future security

I will always wave this banner. I want to look after myself primarily, but will help someone else too if need be in a predicament. If I accidentally lose what I have, then I need to come to someone else for help. We need each other. We need to be wise about sustainability. The world has next to no food reserves. Think about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: 6 pm:  Officials said it could be a week before power is fully restored.

The storm sent a nearly 4.3-metre surge of seawater, a record, coursing over Lower Manhattan’s seawalls and highways and into low-lying streets. The water inundated tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street and sent hospital patients and tourists scrambling for safety.

Skyscrapers swayed and creaked…

Sherry: Can you imagine being in a black scraper, feeling your way down the stairs, forced out by hunger and thirst?

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13 Responses to “Hurricane Sandy”

  1. We have a friend in NY who
    Offered us work several times for a great rate. We turned it down because NY is no place
    To be self reliant. He sent a message yesterday saying they were going to starve.

    • sherry says:

      I have an idea..but can I ask why he’s starving, so we can learn something further from that? does he know how he could have prepared better? sometimes we can have lots of food ahead, but water destroys it, or an earthquake buries it…then we would need a way out and a place to go.

  2. He said that he and his wife were going to have to eat each other. Which we presume is just a morbid joke to downplay his fear. He mentioned that the food in his fridge was going to go off so he was afraid to open the door. by today it will only stand to make them all very ill.
    People in NY typically don’t have room to store food. Many have nothing at home whatsoever and don’t even cook. It’s the culture. You live in a shoebox, and go out to eat. Every meal.
    In reality, he won’t starve, he will have to rely in the emergency responders to bring food and water to his family. I have no idea what they will do about the cold.
    Basically there’s no real excuse. From what I can see he had several days warning and they didn’t do anything whatsoever to prevent this.

  3. When I say New York in this case I am referring to the City

    • sherry says:

      I’m assuming he’s one without power and so he won’t be able to text long either. How cold does it get there? Do you think he would remember that there is water in the back of his toilet and the…..do they have hot water heaters? I’m now wondering how much water is held in reserve in these modeern low-water-usage flushers.

      • And how much slimy mineral build-up. I hadn’t thought of hot water heaters. My Airstream holds something like 55 gallons and then I always have half a dozen more stored. Pretty sure the Red Cross will at least bring in water. Have you seen the news?

        • sherry says:

          They had people ready outside the area ready to be mobile. It’s always that day or two before it can get through with airports shut down, power lines everywhere…

  4. Anna-Marie White says:

    We heard from our friend in NY. He says he is hanging in there until tomorrow when it comes time to leave. I am guessing that means finding their way to a shelter.

    • sherry says:

      It’s interesting that he’s still there. Please keep in touch…I’m thinking he might share more after the fact. I’m wondering about every detail. While he’s/she’s got nothing to do, I hope he/she writes it all down. I would post it if it doesn’t have profanity.

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