Emergency Preparedness and Barbecue

This Blog fairly leaps at chances to provide public service announcements — that’s about all the leaping I do these days — and the nascent hurricane season offers an excellent opportunity.

As we get into hurricane season, you need to be sure to have enough of those supplies that are truly essential. I mean truly essential. You just lived through the Great Toilet Paper Shortage, and you don’t want to get caught off guard in the next crisis. Thoughtful retailers will limit purchases of that handful of items that they know their customers really can’t live without. At the moment, a storm is headed toward Texas and, as always, the H-E-B chain is on the case.

I’ve written about H-E-B, easily the world’s best grocery chain, and the truly outstanding work they do in hurricane season here (scroll down). If you’re in Texas, you can count on the H-E-B to get food though.

I worry about the Deep South, though. Will Piggly Wiggly run out of pork butts and Conecuh Sausage because of hoarders and a few Big Hungry Boys? Don’t get caught off guard. Be prepared: buy what you’ll need, and no more.

Meanwhile, get ready to hunker down and keep your eye on FEMA’s Waffle House Index.

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