People thinking they were in the clear may find out they now have very little time to prepare. Here’s the latest…
Hurricane Dorian has intensified:
NEW: #Dorian is now a category 5 #hurricane with 160 mph sustained winds. The eyewall of this catastrophic hurricane is about to hit the Abaco Islands with devastating winds. Next advisory: https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/oFspgN0XbT
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 1, 2019
Sunday morning update from the National Hurricane Center
Dorian may have been a tropical storm last week, but it is a catastrophic hurricane now.
Here is the projected forecast cone from 8:00 a.m. EST Sunday, September 1st:
According to the latest forecast, Dorian looks like it will be wreaking havoc on a large swath of the East Coast for most of the week, if not all of it, unless, of course, the hurricane changes direction.
Sunday morning coverage of this “perfect beast of a storm”, via Fox News:
How should you get prepared?
If you’re anywhere on the southern end of the East Coast, I strongly urge you to get prepared. This hurricane has surprised forecasters twice now, so it isn’t a stretch of the imagination to believe it may surprise them again.
If your local stores have run out of bottled water, don’t despair. Purchase containers and fill them up with tap water. If you have a Water Bob, you’ll want to get it ready to pop into your tub. If you don’t have on, scrub your bathtub down and rinse it well, then be ready to fill it with water as the storm draws near. Fill every container in your house with water.
Freeze some of your water to help keep your refrigerated goods cold for longer. As things thaw out, you’ll have fresh cold water.
Grab some food that doesn’t require cooking if you’re prepping at the last minute. Use some of the foods from your freezer to throw on your grill when the storm has subsided. Organize your refrigerator and freezer now so you can quickly reach in and grab things.
Be prepared for a lengthy power outage. Often after hurricanes, it can take weeks for electricity to be restored. This book can help, but be sure to print it off before you lose power.
Here’s hoping that Hurricane Dorian heads back out to sea, but remember this important adage: Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
August was quite the chaotic month in the “markets”.
September may be one chaotic month as well.
In the real world and also on Main Street.
Stay safe out there amid the risks.
From shootings to hurricanes.
That will save lives.
It’s a killer.
– Half Dollar
About the Author
U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.