by Mike Adams, Natural News:
Just in case Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic Houston flooding incident didn’t wake up enough Americans to the importance of preparedness and survival planning, Hurricane Irma has just achieved “beast” status with 180 mph super winds that easily put it at a category 5 superstorm.
According to the National Hurricane Center:
Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to portions of the northeastern Leeward Islands beginning later today and the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico beginning tomorrow. Preparations should be rushed to completion before the arrival of tropical-storm force winds later today in the Leeward Islands and tomorrow morning in Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
“Everybody is panicked” … “pandemonium” as people suddenly try to buy supplies all at once
As reported by ClickOrlando.com, Floridians are in a state of total panic because almost none of them thought to prepare before now:
“(It was) a little bit of a pandemonium,” shopper Diane Williams said. “Getting here was worse than being inside. It’s just that everybody is panicked, so they are preparing, which is wise, but it’s just, like, crazy.”
Store shelves are already being stripped bare at Walmart and other retailers, according to media reports. Generators are completely sold out at Home Depot and other stores, too.
Astonishingly, ClickOrlando.com even mentions the importance of having some cash, saying, “Cash will also be essential in the case of a power outage since ATMs would not be able to operate and businesses would not be able to process credit cards.”
You can find many emergency preparedness and survival items at the Health Ranger Store.
Only fools wait for an emergency to begin panic preparedness
As Michael Snyder correctly points out on The Economic Collapse Blog, it’s only fools who are suddenly panicking because they failed to prepare before the arrival of an imminent crisis:
Those that wait until the last minute are going to find that there is nothing left for them… Of course those that have been preparing all along don’t have to run out to the store in a panic.
Case in point: When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, I didn’t have to prepare at all. I was already fully prepared with food, water and even a backup PTO generator attached to my tractor.
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