A Story by Carol Cashes

Things we learned from Katrina to our Texas and Florida neighbors

1.  Buy stock in Home Depot.

2.  Find a generator that runs on sweat and melted ice cream or pine bark.

3.  Store inflatable rafts in the attic...and the garage...and the bathroom closet.

4.  Enroll everyone in the household in lifeguard courses and enlist all your children in the Navy Seals.

5.  Keep family tetanus booster records with the dog's rabies a watertight container in the attic raft.

6.  Don't take electricity, phones, family or friends for granted...EVER.

© 2017 Carol Cashes

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Very good.
Something people who live in areas like these should read.

Posted 12 Hours Ago

I wish I would have read this before Harvey hit us.very entertaining. Short and very sweet

Posted 1 Day Ago

What a horrible thing to go through! But you added your humor to it. That's my way too. lol. I just had friends go through the one that hit Naples a few weeks ago. I like your list! Practical but with humor and feeling. :)

Posted 1 Week Ago

Great advice shared. I was part of a Army team who went to New Orleans. People who stayed. Shouldn't had. My real advice is. If hurricane is aiming at your city. Go in-land and pray your house and life will be okay.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Carol Cashes

2 Weeks Ago

We stayed in our home (Biloxi, MS) and had no flooding, but some roof damage. We live north of I10,.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Good to know you are okay. I brought water, food and medical teams in. Mother Nature can be a bear.
Carol Cashes

2 Weeks Ago

Yeah, but even bears love their young, are capable of small kindnesses. I think of Mother Nature's .. read more
Humour lives,. long live humour.. we gotta laugh at folk standing thigh high looking at what had been their homes once upon a time - last night.

Best go seek Noah and see what he said: place a good book on the stairway to Heaven, along with a bottle of something , a pile of hay, some seeds, a couple of troughs, a perch or few.. and udder cream.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Humor is the only thing to get ya through a storm.Katrina was hell as I remember her.We just moved into our house,unaware of her approaching doom;- Feel the words.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Funny, sad, true. Important! Will share. We have to keep a sense of humor to stay sane. Thanks Carol.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Humor and common sense often hang out together.

7. Never depend on government--or anyone else, for that matter==to pull your soggy chestnuts out of the tainted water.

Your amusing advice stresses utter preparedness.
Gotta amen that!

Posted 1 Month Ago

I prefer Lowe's, but the rest sounds like great advice. Hurricanes--no thank you, I'll tough it out up here in tornado alley. Disaster is often a great generator of change, so let's hope thick-headed mankind learns something beneficial out of all of this. So I believe, as does 98% of scientists, these mega storms are not flukes, but the new normal.

Posted 1 Month Ago

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Carol Cashes
Carol Cashes

Biloxi, MS

I'm very cynical, jaded, just this side of bitter and the only reason I haven't crossed that line is a good man loves me. I am extremely empathetic, but seldom sympathetic. I can be a ferociously lo.. more..


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