Watching the devastation, after Hurricane Irene, and watching Tropical Storm Katia grow, I am reminded about how my family prepared for hurricanes when I was younger.
Growing up in Massachusetts, living in Pennsylvania, and now living in Kansas have provided me with differing experiences.
In Kansas, we are often concerned about tornadoes and snow storms. That forces many to head to the stores and stock up on food, batteries, and make sure their flashlights are working.
As a child, I remember preparing for the worst, when hurricanes would ride up the east coast. Always, the most devastating to watch would be two people arriving to the last case of water on the shelf, and them deciding who would get it. Or someone looking for a particular brand of bread, before the storm, and not being able to get it.
I hope this winter is okay on Kansans, and many won’t be faced with that.
Do you remember heading to the store, before a storm, to find the last loaf of bread on the shelf, or the last case of water?