Journal - Hurricane Irma the Before, During and after in
The Osborn Household
9/6/2017I am writing this in stages over the next few days. I want to make sure to give you the most accurate and up to date information about us and what we see as it's happening.
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This is not the first hurricane we've been thru, and it won't be the last. We are usually prepared with items that everyone else runs out to get, such as bottled water. When it's hurricane season it's just smart to always keep a case on hand. But this time we needed other necessities to be able to ride out the storm. Having our daughter this time around we needed to make sure we had plenty of diapers, milk and food for her and us. So yesterday I went out with Jolene to prepare, this was an interesting trip to say the very least. We had to hit up Costco and then Publix. First stop, Costco. I get there, and there is a line halfway down the store of people waiting to get two cases of water. The thing was, there was no water, and I was told that they were expecting a new truck full within a few hours. So these people were basically just waiting on the next ruck to get their water. I will say, I would never wait two hours for a case of water. You can fill water bottles at home, or go to other stores. It was crazy to see so many people in a complete panic. Obviously this was their first hurricane. But, we went ahead and got the items we needed and then rushed to the front to wait in the extra long lines to check out.
After Costco we arrived at Publix. At this grocery store I expected it to be slammed packed, but it was actually not that bad. Mostly because they had a massive sign out front saying NO WATER and a sign on their propane saying they were all out! I was once again thankful we had water and that we had two full propane tanks at home. If any of you don't remember or just never experienced a hurricane let me explain why I am always prepared. In 2004 we were hit with 3 storms back to back to back. In my house that I grew up in we were without power off and on for 2 months. Everything was hard to find, and when you did find water, gas or prone it was rationed so everyone could only get a little bit at a time. The first hurricane it knocked down trees on the roads and we were unable to leave our neighborhood for almost a week. So for me, being prepared at all times is not something I take lightly. You never know what kind of situation your going to end up in. You hope for the best, but prepare for the worst!
9/8/2017 & 9/9/2017
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9/10/2017 & 9/11/2017
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