In 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River and proceeded to drop copious amounts of rain over the Gulf Coast States . Isaac reached the shore as a category 1 storm but due to its large size and slow-moving speed, Isaac let loose so much rain that flooding became prevalent all across the Midwest. Not to mention it spawned numerous tornadoes and led to hundreds of thousands of power outages.
Isaac left thousands of residents under water and without power, and left communities scrambling for shelter and supplies. Being prepared and having a plan for such an emergency is too important to ignore. Even though we were informed of Isaac’s approach, the flooding and loss of power tested everyone in its path. Be proactive and start building your disaster kits and survival cache today; don’t wait until it’s too late.
Below are some great new tool and supply ideas:
Outdoor Products 3-Pack Ultimate Dry Sack
waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Chainmate CM-24SSP 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch
Dorcy 41-2510 4 LED Carabineer Floating Waterproof Flashlight with Batteries
UCO Stormproof Matches-Twin Pack (50 Matches)
Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)
Quakehold! 70280 Grab-‘n-Go Emergency Kit, 2-Person, 3-Day Backpack
Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis
Ambient Weather WR-111 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables
Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord