CBC Radio was broadcasting a call in show for the duration of the storm (from around 10pm until noon today). This morning during our drive around town we heard an older lady call in from Nova Scotia and say "Just as a precaution I cooked all of the meat in my deep freezer yesterday".
I had visions of kitchen counters piled high with steaming roasts, hamburger helper, full salmons and turkeys, and pogos* hot out of the oven.
I'm all for going overboard when it comes to storm preparations...but cooking ALL of the meat in your deep freezer? Wowzers.
Here are the things I did to prepare for the storm:
- Checked every.single.weather report
- Bought batteries for headlamps and lattern
- Charged camera & GPS batteries
- Filled up the car for an auxiliary power source and damage touring
- Cleared some branches from windows around the house
- Cleaned out some rain gutters
- Got some groceries (needed them anyway)
- Checked first aid kit - restocked what was needed
- Made sure we had enough water saved up
What did you do to prepare? Did you cook all of the meat in the freezer too?
* Pogos probably contain no real meat.