Are you prepared for Hurricane Isaac?

Be prepared in and out of season

I am writing this as Hurricane Isaac looms towards the Gulf Coast. As with previous hurricanes, the warnings have gone out, evacuations are starting, people are making the difficult choices. If you are in the affected area, I have supplied a list of items to help with preparedness.

  • Phone numbers for family, friends, physicians, and pharmacy
  • Bottled water
  • Car filled with full tank of gasoline
  • Proper identification – Social Security card, driver’s license
  • Several days’ supply of ready-to eat meals

The Mayo Clinic website suggests these items, among others:

I have an app on my phone called ICE, which stands for In Case of Emergency. It lists all of my medications, physicians, medical conditions, emergency contact numbers, and more. It is available for Apple and Android devices.

Praying for the safety and protection of all in the path of the storm. . .

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11 thoughts on “Are you prepared for Hurricane Isaac?

  1. sagescenery August 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Good info!!
    Our prayers were answered…no damage here…though my cousin did have tornado damage in her area…I’ll continue to pray for everyone in it’s path!! We went through Charlie here in FL & don’t wish to repeat it! Thanks for encouraging everyone to prepare!!

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    • Overwhelmed By Joy August 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm Reply

      That is great to hear! What are some other things you would add to the list, having been through Charlie?

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      • sagescenery September 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

        Yes, what a learning experience that was…

        I have a post called: “Thanks For The Memories, Charlie!”

        Check it out!!

        Storm shutters..a MUST! Think ahead, anticipate all scenarios, get cash (since banks may be closed), stock up on medicines, non-perishable foods, use up stuff in your refrigerator and freezer BEFORE the power goes out, wash ALL laundry ahead of time (in case there’s no power and no water!). Of course, bottled water, flashlights and plenty of batteries, candles, and battery operated fans…

        Bring in all “stuff” from outside that can fly and become projectiles!!

        If you need to evacuate, decide well BEFORE…you don’t want to be struck in highway traffic when the storm hits!

        Charlie was the worse case scenario for us…the day after looked like a bomb had hit us!!

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  2. Pat August 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I keep seeing posts about this and it all looks very scary from over here in Britain, where we do not get such things.
    I hope all goes well for you. Take care.

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  3. Pieter Stok August 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm Reply

    For those of us nowhere near HI, we will pray!

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  4. Kip Light August 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm Reply

    Excellent post! Preparedness is something far too many take as a last minute objective only to find out that the last minute has passed before they knew it. Best to be prepared for nothing than ill-prepared for the unexpected.

    Definite thanks for the tip on the phone app. I store all of the contacts that I would want called with the prefix of ICE so that they would be easily recognized by any emergency services representative that found me (and my phone) when I’m in need of emergency care, but I’ve always wondered if there was a way to do more than that and never have poked around to find anything.

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    • Overwhelmed By Joy August 31, 2012 at 8:38 am Reply

      I’m glad to hear that was helpful information for you. I have used that app for several years. It is a very convenient location just for storing my prescriptions so that I have it ready anytime I am at a new facility.

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      • Kip Light August 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

        I’m guessing I got the same app you’re talking about 🙂 There are several that use that name. This one has a white circle with a thick red cross for an icon and sounds like it stores that same info you describe. I get all my health care through the Veterans Administration Hospital here in Atlanta and I love the ability of the app to store your Doctors’ names and phone numbers so that, if something were to happen to me out of town, emergency responders would know to take me to the nearest VA facility if that was medically safe to do and so wherever I go is aware of who they would need to contact. I also like being able to list medical conditions and allergies. Many times, it could make a big difference in the outcome of a medical emergency if responders had information such as this from the get-go.

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      • Overwhelmed By Joy August 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        It sounds like you got the app I was talking about. I hope it is helpful to you!

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      • Kip Light August 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

        It’s reassuring to know that it’s there if both my phone and I survive an accident and that makes it worth the small price. 🙂

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  5. I’m now not sure the place you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time finding out more or working out more. Thanks for excellent info I was searching for this info for my mission.

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