Hey Tampa friends-time to brace for impact. The storm has shifted and it looks like you will be the first direct impact then she heads up to the Panhandle to us. We got this.
Something to remember if you are an evacuee and you are a Veteran, you can go to your nearest VA for care. More information on that is available HERE.
There is a list of Florida shelters by county HERE.
Middle Georgia has quite a few shelters and they are listed by county HERE.
A list of Alabama shelters is HERE and it includes livestock shelters.
Keep a running list of things to do and accomplish so that your Veteran can stay busy and hopefully avoid the triggers for a bit longer that this siuation will eventually irritate.
If you have not been able to locate something you are looking for, you are welcomed to email me at contact AT michellesimpson DOT net and let me know what it is. I will work to find it for you.
Wash your laundry and dishes and keep this up-we don’t know when power will be back up and once your hot water tank runs out, that’s it.
Fill up your water bottles, ice tea pitchers and canning jars with tap water for drinking. Fill your bathtub with water in the event they have to shut down the water system, this can be used to fill the toilet tank to flush. If you have a green upright rolling recycle bin, you can also fill this for the same purpose.
Cook what you have in the freezer. If you can’t eat it all, divide it into containers and bags and put it back in the freezer. This can be used as cool packs for the ice chest and as it thaws you can use it for food.
If you have a grill, move it to your garage. You can cook on this with the garage door cracked after the storm is over.
Take care and check in when this is past!