Hurricane supplies are as follows: 30 gallons of water; an entire truckload of sand bags; 10 sheets of 3/4" plywood; case of duct tape; a pallet of toilet paper and paper towels; a pallet of varied canned goods; mostly beans, rice, vienna sausage, spam, bread, powdered milk; plenty of home-grown veggies that most likely will not be blown away in a storm; 4 45# forklift propane tanks with appropriate adaptor for outdoor grill; 45kw Diesel generator; 150 gallons of No. 2 Diesel fuel; 55 gallons 100 octane unleaded gasoline in sealed drum; a case of vodka and half a dozen bottles of bloody mary mix; 12 cases of beer; 100 lbs of dogfood, 50 lbs of cat food; all our combined rifles, shotguns and pistols and lots of ammo for each; numerous extra pairs of glasses; prescriptions fully refilled each month on the first; a dozen rosaries, Bibles, prayer books; couple boxes of assorted AAA through D cell batteries and extras for cameras, hearing aids, laptops and cell phones; 2 radios including one shortwave; 3 CO2 bottles and dry ice making apparatus; 5 32 qt ice chests.
We stay in our warehouse/shop with built in living quarters. I don't believe that much can happen to collapsing the building by way of tearing down the structural support beams; it'd just tear the tin off, and the inside structure is iron beamed with insides just like a house, except no windows. A house inside a way bigger building, basically. There's enough here to support 15 people (all my immediate family) for 30 days. More people can be supported if they add their supplies too. The day before a 'cane is definitely going to hit, we cook most of all the meat in the reefers and deep freezes and keep it good with the dry ice. It doesn't go uneaten. This area hasn't been hit by a really bad one since '57 (Aubrey) so the infrastructure and buildings will go to the drink when one does. If we survive it, we will be able to support ourselves. Evacuation is not an option. Our entire family lives here as well is our business. We will all die together/survive together and we have to protect ourselves and life investment as well as others who can't protect themselves or those who have left town during a post-disaster situation. Last time a tornado touched down and caused damage it promoted looting and rioting, including the theft of about $75k in equipment and product from our business alone. We ride the 'canes out. Either it gets us or it doesn't.