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We are keeping a close watch on hurricane Joaquin.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

We have had rainy weather for about 3 days. Many places flooded, but our house sits on a little knoll and we are not close to any creeks or rivers.

I sent hubby out today to buy a cooler. Our old cooler was just aged and the lid wouldn't fit right on it anymore. We got rid of it. Our new one has wheels and a handle and even a place on the lid for cups if was to be used like a side table while camping. If the hurricane changes track, I will fill it with perishable things I need for my low carb high fat way of eating. My blood glucose this morning was 131.

I just did some checking from April-December 2014, while I was on Metformin, I never had a reading this low. I don't have any records from January-April 15. 2015, but from April 16- to current date I had none this low. It has to be the low carb high fat diet!

Category 4 hurricane
(major) 130-156 mph
113-136 kt
209-251 km/h Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months. Hurricane Sandy was a category 3.

Canned Foods (limited to individual serving sizes or eating the entire contents of a larger can in one meal)
Canned Baked Beans
Canned Bean Dip
Canned Bread
Canned Fish: Oysters, Salmon, Sardines, Tuna, Tuna Salad etc.,
Canned Fruit
Canned Meats: Beef, Chicken, Chicken Salad, Deviled Ham, Spam, Turkey Spam, Vienna Sausages, etc.
Canned Milk (Dairy)
Canned Pastas
Canned Pie Fillings
Canned Soups
Gelatin Cups: Jello
Pudding Cups (Dairy)

Dry Foods
Cheese and Cracker Packs (Dairy)
Cheese and Peanut Butter Packs
Dried Fruits (no utensils needed): Dried Apples, Dried Apricots, Dried Bananas, Dried Cranberries, Dried Dates, Dried Figs, Dried Kiwi, Dried Mangoes, Dried Peaches, Dried Persimmons, Dried Pineapples, Dried Strawberries, Prunes, Raisins, Wolf Berries (Goji Berries) Dates
Dried Vegetables
Dry Breakfast Cereals: Can be eaten with or without milk
Energy Bars (no utensils needed)
Fruit Leather (no utensils needed)
Granola Bars (no utensils needed)
Jerky (no utensils needed)
Nuts (Raw or Roasted): Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Coconut, Hazel Nuts, Macadamia Nuts, Peanuts, Pistachio Nuts, Walnuts,
Parched Corn
Seeds: Chia Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds,
Pork Rinds (no utensils needed)
Trail Mix (no utensils needed)
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (no utensils needed)

Almond Butter
Almond Paste
Bacon Bits
Cheese (Dairy): Velveeta in a jar
Condiment Packets (FREE: from restaurants. no utensils needed): Barbecue Sauce, Creamy Italian Dressing, Duck Sauce, French Dressing, Honey, Jam, Jelly, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Relish, Salsa, Soy Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, Taco Sauce, Worcester Sauce, etc.
Hazelnut Spread: Nutella
Oils: Olive, Sunflower
Peanut Butter
Spray Cheese (Dairy. no utensils needed): Easy Cheese

Beer (Bottles or Cans. Cans and bottles with twist off caps need no utensils)
Drink Powders
Flavored Milk Boxes (Dairy)
Fruit Juice (Boxes, Cans, Packs. Individual serving sizes need no utensils)
Vegetable Juice
Water (FREE: Filtered Tap Water)
Wine: In a box

Junk Foods (not something I usually eat, but it does apply)
Candies (no utensils needed)
Chips (no utensils needed)
Cookies (no utensils needed)
Gum (no utensils needed): Researching Lotte Black Black caffeinated gum
Pastries (no utensils needed)
Toaster Pastries (no utensils needed): Pop Tarts
Buy water by the gallon if you don't have containers to fill up for bathing. Have toilet paper, paper plates and plastic utensils on hand. Fill food storage bags with water and place in your freezer. If the power goes off put some in your fridge and keep the doors closed to the fridge and freezer as much as possible.

Make a "go bag" in case you need to evacuate. Don't forget to take medicines and pictures if flooding is forecast. Just some ideas. It never hurts to be prepared for an emergency. If you are going to buy stuff, make sure you will use it after the storm passes. We prepped for hurricane Sandy and prayed. She went through, we never lost power and nothing blew from our yard and nothing blew onto our property, praise the Lord!

**I posted about the category, not because Joaquin is going to do that type of damage, they don't know where it will track. I wanted to compare it to other hurricanes that were in the past. At category 3, a hurricane is capable of that type of damage, Joaquin is currently a category 4.
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