Hurricane Lane/Disaster Prep

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Is your household prepped for a natural disaster with water, food, first aid, etc. for at least a few days?  Thankfully, I have a good-sized (but messy) pantry and a habit of buying things on sale or from Costco so I usually have a pretty good hoard of canned goods and Sapporo Ichiban all the time.  My husband recently bought bags and bags of charcoal so we have a way to heat the contents of those canned goods if needed. We usually have a few cases of water and have lots of reusable water containers that we can fill prior to a disaster so when a hurricane comes visiting, there isn’t usually much I have to purchase in the way of disaster prep.

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On Tuesday afternoon, my daughter had a tennis practice in Hilo.  I normally use that time to go walking and get some exercise in so it was no different for me on this pre-Hurricane Tuesday. It was a very pretty day to go walking.  I had the great idea of walking around downtown and getting pics of the craziness at the Hilo gas stations and grocery stores.  I had heard that the Target/Safeway area was crazy and the gas lines were long there.

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That wasn’t the case in the downtown area. I walked to the downtown Sack and Save and found that the parking lot was full of the parked cars from shoppers but the gas lines weren’t long at all. I hope you got your gas.  I heard that some stations ran out of gas. 

So, when I went to the store on Tuesday evening to get some food for dinner, my hurricane prep involved purchasing candy, chips, ice cream, poke, and a couple of cans of Spam. (Here is a link to an interesting “Hawaiian Spam Musubi Making Set on Amazon.) The cashier in the grocery store told me that it was busier than Thanksgiving for them!  How did you disaster prep?  Living Hilo Style.

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