Spotters Field Guide.pdf
Spotters Field Guide.pdf
Family Readiness Kit.pdf
Florida Hurricane Facts
- An oak tree on the ground looks four times bigger than it did standing up.
- When house hunting, look for closets with lots of leg room.
- Water from the shower is much colder than water from the kitchen sink--and tastes just as bad.
- AA, C and D are the only alphabet we need (batteries)
- The four-way stop is still an ingenious reflection of civility.
- Radio can be the best way to watch television.
- Chain-saw wielding men are nothing to be afraid of.
- SUV's are the best makeshift tents on the market.
- You can use your washing machine as a cooler.
- It's your God given right to sit on your back porch and eat Chinese takeout by candlelight in your underwear.
- We shouldn't complain about "useless" tools in the garage - we actually DO need a generator
- You can't spell "priceless" without I-C-E.
- Downed power lines make excellent security systems.
- Lakes can generate waves.
- Gasoline is a value at any price
- Cell phones: Breaking up isn't hard to do.
- The life blood of any disaster recovery is COFFEE
- The need for your dog to go out and take care of business is inversely proportional to the severity of the storm.
- Candlelight is better than Botox--- it takes years off your appearance
- Air Conditioning: BEST. INVENTION. EVER.
- Water is a comfort food. But 3-day-old Cheetos are too.
- Shadow animals on the wall---still fun.
- No matter how hard the wind blows, roadside campaign signs will survive.
- You should never admit to having power at your house in the presence of co-workers or neighbors who do not.
- There's a plus to having NOTHING in the refrigerator.
- Getting through the day should be an Olympic event.
- The movie theater can be a most pleasant place, even if the feature is Alien vs. Predator
- Somebody's got it worse.
- Somebody's got it better. Obviously, they're getting preferential treatment.
You know you live in Florida when:
- You have FEMA's number on your speed dialer.
- You have more than 300 C and D batteries in your kitchen drawer.
- Your pantry contains more than 20 cans of Spaghetti-O’s.
- You are thinking of repainting your house to match the plywood covering your windows.
- When describing your house to a prospective buyer, you say it has three bedrooms, two baths and one safe hallway.
- You are on a first-name basis with the cashiers at Home Depot.
- You are delighted to pay only $3 for a gallon of regular unleaded.
- You decide that your patio furniture really does look better at the bottom of the pool.
- You own more than three large coolers.
- You wish that other people get hit by a hurricane for a change and don't feel guilty about it.
- You have a hundred 2-liter coke bottles and milk jugs filled with water in your freezer.
- Three months ago you couldn't hang a shower curtain without reading the directions; today you can assemble a portable generator by candlelight.
- You catch a 13-pound redfish in your driveway.
- You can recite from memory whole portions of your homeowner's insurance policy.
- You have had tuna fish more than five days in a row.
- There is a roll of tar paper in your garage.
- You can rattle off the names of three or more meteorologists who work at the National Hurricane Center
- Someone comes to your door to tell you they found your roof.
- Ice is a valid topic of conversation.
- Relocating to Cleveland does not seem like such a crazy idea.
- You spend more time on your roof than in your living room.
- You've been laughed at over the phone by a roofer, fence builder or tree worker.
- A battery-powered TV is considered a home entertainment center.
- You don't worry about relatives wanting to visit during the summer.
- Your child's first words are "hunker down."
- Having a tree in your living room does not necessarily mean it’s Christmas.
- You know the difference between the "good side" of a storm and the "dirty side."
- You go to work early and stay late just to enjoy the air conditioning.