Prepped For Hurricane Irene

by John Hawkins | August 26, 2011 3:54 am

One of the downsides of living near the beach is that every so often, you get a little “weather.” At the moment, the “weather” in question is Hurricane Irene, which is bearing down on us as I speak.

On the upside, it looks like Irene is going to come in to our East, so it SHOULD miss us. According to the MSNBC storm tracker[1], there’s only a 30% chance of +58MPH winds and a 5% chance of +74MPH winds.

My personal policy is to hang in there unless a category three or higher is about to hit directly; so in all likelihood, I’ll be riding this one out.

Still, I just wanted you to know that as a conservative, I’m not sitting here waiting for the government to tell me what to do or for the mayor to send a school bus for me.

If I need to go, I have a full tank of gas. If I decide to stay, I’ve got a week’s worth of food and water, multiple flashlights, a gun, bleach, toilet paper, an ax, a landline telephone, lots of batteries, duct tape, trash bags, and plenty of other hurricane goodies.

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I don’t want to tell you that I’ve got every contingency covered, because I don’t, but I can tell you this: If Hurricane Irene does hammer us, I won’t be sitting in whatever the equivalent of the Super Dome is here, sucking my thumb, and wondering what daddy government is going to do to take care of me since I didn’t do anything to take care of myself.

PS: If you are one of the people who gets hit by Irene, I hope you prepare like it depends on you and pray like it depends on God. Good luck, my friend. I hope you don’t need it.

Endnotes:
  1. MSNBC storm tracker: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26295161/ns/weather/t/hurricane-tracker/
  2. 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know

    : https://www.amazon.com/Things-Young-Adults-Should-Know-ebook/dp/B06XY87BF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497732830&sr=8-1&keywords=101+things+all+young+adults+should+know
  3. Buy Now: https://www.amazon.com/Things-Young-Adults-Should-Know-ebook/dp/B06XY87BF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497732830&sr=8-1&keywords=101+things+all+young+adults+should+know
  4. [Image]: http://www.rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/hurricaneireneprep1.jpg

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