chuckufarlie: rooftop235: Floridian here.1) LED flashlights, fresh batteries. Weather radio or regular radio.2) Spare power source for cellphone.3) Do all laundry, and wash all dishes. Then shower right before the storm. Shut off gas or electric water heater and close inlet (some will allow drainage via spigot at bottom of unit. Get a bunch of drinking water in bottles and such. Keep bathtub water for flushing toilet and light bathing if needed.4) Prepare a cooler with sandwiches, lots of ice, and stuff you would like to save from your fridge. I also kept a bunch of 2-liter bottles of ice in the freezer and that worked pretty well. Just don't fill them ALL the way up before freezing. Keep a small grill, charcoal, and fluid handy. Be responsible about grilling (don't be an r-tard). kool-aid mix goes a long way as well. hand cranked CAN OPENER!5) Have grass, cash, and gas handy. Beer can be used with - or substituted for - grass. Cash is handy, gas goes in the car.6) Disposable camera, and maybe a digital camera so that you can document the events. Makes for fun.7) Board games or playing cards. CoD won't work when there is no electric.8) A boat. You might need one.9) If you have the luxury then have a gun, small generator (around 3500w max will do quite well), window fan or small window A/C, and small TV. I did this during Francis and Jean and it worked out great. Only used about 4 gallons of gas/day total. Being efficient keeps you from having to sit in long lines waiting for gas./hope this helpsOR you could book a room in Atlanta.
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