A quick recap of last week’s double hurricane escapade:
1) The entire population of Hawaii realized how serious these two hurricanes were about 3 days before landfall was predicted, prompting everyone to buy out the entire states resources of bottled water within a matter of hours to days. TIP: the next time we get a disaster coming, fill up your bottles and containers with the tap water you got coming out of your faucets. This way you’d avoid the mad rush and super long lines and save $$$.
2)The only thing reliable about the people of Hawaii in times of pending disasters is their consistency and predictability of 100% being unprepared at any given moment of any and all disasters. It has not only been proven but experienced time and time again never missing a beat. TIP: People, stop waiting for the last minute because everyone else is doing and thinking the same as you. If you are never prepared for anything, I strongly suggest you start reevaluating a few priorities when it comes to natural disasters and having an emergency plan in place for you and your family at all times. Have a plan, emergency supplies, food, water, etc. Have these as part of that emergency preparedness plan for your family in place, in the event that anything can and will happen at least you’ll have some needs met where others have failed to meet all their emergency needs. And this is what I see every time we have a pending disaster heading our way. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail, don’t fail your family on this one because next time it could be a life or death situation, don’t set yourself up for this.
3) Just because you went out and got 3-5 cases of water does not mean you’re all “G” when it comes to disasters. If there is a power outage you may be looking at longer periods of going without much needed necessities and each person needs 1 gallon of water per day which only covers drinking. It does not cover cleaning, cooking, pets, washing, etc. you’re going to need a lot more than 3-5 cases of water. TIP: Utilize the resources that you have at hand, your own water faucet. Fill up on all those empty containers and bottles at home, you’ll save some dollars here and headaches of standing in long lines. Have at least some form of filtering your water in place as well. And don’t think, just because you bought beer and alcohol that’ll hold and pull you through it all because it will only make you more thirsty. Are you going to give your kids beer when there’s no water around?
On a grading scale all and all, Hawaii receives a BIG fat “F” for failing again in being prepared on all levels. The ONLY exceptions were those that were prepared on all fronts, and you know who you are. Kudos to all the prepper’s out there in the state of Hawaii! Keep up the great work, stay safe, be alert and keep on prepping!!!