Welcome, Please post any tips you've found helpful when preparing for an evacuation from road strategies to useful items to bring, etc. In the rush to prepare you may find that you "forgot" something or realize later that, "Hey, I could have used a ___________", after the fact. One great tip I got while shopping for evac foodstuff was to put all the fridge and freezer stuff you want to try to keep in a thick garbage bag, tie it and put it in the freezer. If you don't flood, when you get back you just toss it, and your fridge/freezer is saved. That thawing, dripping foodstuff juice gets down in your fridge parts and it's nearly impossible to get rid of the foul smell. After Gustav, I returned quickly enough to have the bag in my freezer still frozen and because my power was back on I was able to keep it. If the power had not returned and I was evac'ed for longer, I would have just simply tossed the bag. My other basic strategies. Use secondary roads to leave and you can't have enough flashlights. Foodstuffs: Poptarts, peanut butter and jelly, white bread (keeps longer), crackers, tuna lunch kits, vienna sausages, spam, condiments in packets, juice bags, shelf milk or powdered milk, etc. Thanks for your input. Good luck, God Bless. Be prepared, not scared.
Update Hurricane Season 2011: See the tips below which are great! Thank You to all who posted! Much Appreciated!
Updated: 15:22 GMT le 25 août 2011
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