Mike took some old tin and covered up our sunroom windows before Hurricane Ike struck land. We have had a huge limb crash through one of the windows in the past-and we didn't need that again. If Ike had hit 10 miles more west, we would have really been glad we had the protection. AFTER:
The Red Cross served our town several meals while the electricity was out. I helped serve one of the hot meals and was amazed at the amount of hot food. It was much appreciated and none went to waste. They also handed out MRE's.-already prepared meals that you heat up with a special bag that comes with the packet (like soldiers in the field eat). I was really impressed by how well thought out this packet was and how much food it contained. This meal was a chili and macaroni meal. It contained the main dish, instant coffee with creamer and sugar, a huge oatmeal cookie, jalapeno cheese and crackers, a wet wipe, napkins, matches, a heat pack, gum, and salsa, I think. All that in a 1ox10 package. I saw about 6 varieties including chicken breasts, fajitas, jambalaya, potroast etc. Some had flavored coffee and some had apple cider. Some had candy and some had Ranger bars. They also last 3-5 years. You can't beat that!