Just coming across your site in last last 2 days.
This is a great article! Lost my roof during hurricane Charley. No power for 2 weeks (no gas stations could pump gas, either). We must have had a microburst near my house, bc my friend just a mile or 2 down the road never lost power! Needless to say, I was NOT prepared except basic Florida “batten down the hatches” (plywood on windows, bathtub full of water). Grateful for my friends opening up their house to me and my 2 kids. But I NEVER want to feel that helpless again!
The chaos at the stores and the gas stations even when there is a “disturbance” in the tropics is enough to make people go crazy. So much smarter to have your necessities on hand at all times.
ps-why didn’t I ever think outside of the box, i.e. sparkling water, bakery breads???? DUH!