Much like Spring, I
too, will list some things I have learned through Hurricane Wilma.
- Do the dishes, and put them away, before the hurricane.
- Paper bowls are more useful than paper plates.
- Use plastic utensils.
- Do as much laundry prior to the hurricane as you possibly can.
- Take a hot shower just before the hurricane is expected to hit. It may
be your last for the next few days.
- A carbon steel wok is the only pan you should need. They're also
- It helps to have lots of palm trees around your house to protect it.
That's because they have evolved to survive hurricanes. But if there are
any coconut palms around, cut the coconuts down prior to the hurricane.
Also, skip the Royal Palms—sure they look very stately, but they shed
palm fronds like crazy during a hurricane.
- Install your shutters at least once during the non-hurricane season,
just to keep in practice.
- Some people had entirely too much fun during the power outtage.
- Camping sounds even less fun now. Not that it sounded fun
before the hurricane.
- Find someplace safer to live.
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