Today is the first day of the 2007 hurricane season. And just in case people thought this date would pass without much notice, Tropical Storm Barry has formed off the western coast of Florida. Barry isn't expected to do much more than dump some much-needed rain on Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.
Maybe Barry will help to wake up people and get them thinking about making preparations for a much worse storm. Some forecasters are predicting 17 named storms this year, with 9 of them being hurricanes (74+ mph winds).
If you're in Florida, you have the next 12 days (until June 12, 2007) to take advantage of a sales-tax holiday for essential storm supplies.
And speaking of storm supplies, Jim Macdonald had some good suggestions for hurricane supply lists over at this blog post:
Hurricane Survival Kit #1
Hurricane Survival Kit #2
Hurricane Survival Kit #3
Tampa Tribune List
Be sure to check out Jim's Jump Kits page, too.
And of course, don't forget to stock up on MREs! eBay prices on military MREs are pretty good right now and as always, there's a great selection of civilian MREs at The Epicenter and MREFoods.com.
MRE and other ration news
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