September 16, 2003

Hurricane Preparedness

As a public service, this blog is linking to Dave Barry's Hurricane Preparedness Guide. He wrote it some time ago, but this kind of information is timeless. As Barry says:

It has some specific references to South Florida, but it should be just as useless to residents of other areas....

Yes, hurricane season is an exciting time to be in South Florida. If you're new to the area, you're probably wondering what you need to do to prepare for the possibility that we'll get hit by "the big one." The best way to get information on this topic is to ask people who were here during Hurricane Andrew (we're easy to recognize, because we still smell faintly of b.o. mixed with gasoline). Based on our experiences, we recommend that you follow this simple three-step hurricane preparedness plan:

STEP 1. Buy enough food and bottled water to last your family for at least three days.

STEP 2. Put these supplies into your car.

STEP 3. Drive to Nebraska and remain there until Halloween.

UPDATE: I see some guy named Glenn Reynolds also linked to this Barry piece. Probably some newbie scamming this blog for content.

Posted by dan at September 16, 2003 10:54 PM