Stocking Up For A Storm


When there is inclement weather its common to stock up on items that will get you through the time in which it will be hard to get around. Anytime the forecast calls for snow, ice, sleet and any other frozen precipitation people will make a run for the store to buy everything from bread and milk to beer and ice.

How a person gets through a storm is different. In our house we have an emergency kit with common items that can get us through. However that is in extreme emergencies that would cause us to flee for a time. When it’s short term you have to get the essentials.

When the power goes out your food prep options become limited. Dry goods and bottled water will become your friend. In that situation you have to have plenty of flashlights, batteries, candles, matches for illuminating your space; don’t forget about a radio and a DC cellphone chargers. You will need blankets and dry clothing to keep you warm. It’s also a good idea not to open your fridge or freezer as it lets out the cold and brings in the warm air that could excellerate the thawing and spoiling time. 

The key thing is to be safe, keep yourself warm and inside. Check on your neighbors. Stock up on supplies and remember the weather will get better. 


Severe Weather Coming


A strong line of storms is moving its way through Tennessee and should reach the Chattanooga area later this afternoon. It is serious enough to dismiss some schools early. Weather is something I respect because its become unpredictable in the last few years. An overabundance of caution is a must when dealing with situations like that.

Chattanooga and East Tennessee folks, be careful and be smart. May God keep us all safe.

Severe Weather On Its Way


We are under a severe weather warning here in the Chattanooga area. Currently its 66 degrees and we are expecting a strong line of storms coming from the west. Some parts of the area are under tornado warnings. There are reports of damage in the Nashville area related to this front coming our way. Some school systems in neighboring counties have delayed or canceled classes for the day. One can never be to cautious or careful in situations like this. Its going to be a very interesting morning as we see this storm front come through the area.

National Hurricane Center – Hurricane Issac


Issac achieves Hurricane Status and is making way towards New Orleans. Tomorrow is the seventh anniversary of Katrina which devastated the gulf coast region.

People are encouraged to seek higher ground. Some areas are imposing a curfew. Issac is slow moving and it will be a heavy rain event. For more info and weather updates visit the National Hurricane Center website. 

God bless those who are in the path of Hurricane Issac.

National Hurricane Center – Hurricane Issac