Preparation For A Storm
In Pennsylvania the joke is that as soon as snow is in the forecast, people rush to the store and buy out the milk and bread! Its really crazy.
Here at the cottage we keep a decent pantry - with extras of things we like to eat - so that if a storm comes or some other sort of issue happens, we have food available. We also have bottled water, and we have a lot of tea and coffee!
I'm happy I do not have to rush out and buy things at the last minute ahead of the storm that is expected to arrive tomorrow evening and last through Tuesday night.
This is the 2nd call from the Eastern Pennsylvania Weather Authority.
It may change but as of now we are preparing for 18-24 inches with high sustained winds. It's going to be a blizzard where we live!
We are fortunate that our power lines are buried here, but if the weather goes out in another area that affects us, we are prepared.
We have a wood stove for heat, we have camping lanterns that run on mini propane bottles, we have a gas stove that can be lit manually. We have candles, and we have batteries. With it being so cold outside if we needed to we could put freezer items just outside the door on our deck, and they would stay frozen. There also will be plenty of snow to scoop up and melt to flush toilets, if necessary due to a power outage.
Rachel and Tim both work tomorrow, but will be home before the storm hits. Then no one is going anywhere on Tuesday.
If we don't lose power we'll likely watch a few movies, and we'll play games, nap, read.
Are any of you in the path of this storm? How have you prepared?