Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Storm Preparations

It looks like Tucson might float away tomorrow.  The weather reports predict 1-12 inches of rain.  12 inches?  We might get 12 inches in a whole year when we aren't in a drought.  I also read predictions for 6-8 inches and 3-5 inches.  Even if we get only 3 inches, that will be a lot for us.  Last week we got almost 2 inches and there were lots of flooded streets and swift water rescues.  One person drown in Tucson and another in Phoenix.

Hopefully, no one will die tomorrow or Thursday when Hurricane Odile hits.  I don't think it is still a hurricane but I don't know what else to call it, Storm Odile?  And hopefully, I won't get stuck at work in the evening.  I'll give the animals extra food just in case.  I am down to only my 3 dogs, a bathroom full of cats, and my 3 quail.  My foster dog went back to the pound and will get adopted tomorrow.

I left the shelter without a new foster because if I am going out of town in the near future, I don't want to have another animal for the pet sitter to watch.  On the other hand, would she even notice one more?

In preparation for the storm, I stopped by the grocery store on the way home.  Did I buy bottled water, batteries, and bread?  Nope.  I bought watermelon, cheese, donuts, root beer (it was on sale) and cookies to share with the people at work tomorrow.  If the power goes out the dogs and I will eat watermelon and donuts.  Heck, if the power doesn't go out we'll eat watermelon and donuts anyway.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Work from home, your animals need you! I like that donuts are on the emergency list, good move!

Daizy said...

I kept the donuts for myself but I did share the cookies. No big storm so I couldn't use it as an excuse to stay home. :(