Preparing for a tropical storm

Two refrigerators in our home:

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After being subjected to so many false alarms over the past two years, we are rather blasé about Tropical Storm Darby. It’s due to hit Oahu on Sunday.  We just put it into perspective:  It’s a storm, not a hurricane.

With this in mind, we are not rushing to the store to buy groceries, bottled water, or batteries. After all, if the electricity fails, we definitely do not want the perishables inside the refrigerators to spoil.  However, David insists that we need eggs, ice cream, coffee and bread.  He intends to buy those after he deposits a check at the bank in the supermarket.

As for bottled water and batteries, we have enough of both.

What we might have a problem with is the toilet. If the electricity fails, the sewer pump won’t work, which means we won’t be able to flush the toilet.  However, we could always use our back yard as a toilet.

So, no worry. We will survive.

6 Responses to “Preparing for a tropical storm”

  1. DJan Says:

    I hope it passes over Hawaii without any problems. You seem prepared in any event. 🙂

  2. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    We can use the water in our rain barrels if worse comes to worst.

  3. Olga Says:

    We are getting some storms right now that make me think I might be in the tropics. So dark and so wet. But they blow over quickly at least. I do not like the lightning and thunder so close overhead.

  4. Carole Says:

    On the east coast we are experiencing a near drought. Wish we could have some of that rain!

  5. Christine Says:

    I hadn’t heard of this storm threat to Oahu, you do look all prepared for the most part! Stay safe!

  6. Tom Sightings Says:

    It’s Sunday and the weather channel seems to think it’s not too bad — rain but winds not too bad. In any case, hope you stay dry … and I agree with David, no one should be forced to go thru a tropical storm without ice cream!

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