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?
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.
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?