My friend (she lives in Sarasota) and I have been jokingly saying we need a Hurricane Cookbook. When I first moved to FL, in 98, I was treated to Georges and another one, though I've forgotten the name. As a result, I have always stocked up at the start of the season. No Hurricane Amnesia at my house.
Still, for people who have had to go weeks and weeks without electricity... maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea.
As we tossed the idea around, we realized that we ought to write a book, interviewing people about their experiences and gathering great tips for protecting yourself, family, home, valuables, etc.
For instance, I heard a great tip: put your computer in your dishwasher if you evacuate without it. Hadn't thought of that. My own habit of filling wash tub with water to use for cleaning and flushing the commode is often greeted with "oh, gee, never thought of that!" I imagine there are lots of good ideas out there for preparing for, surviving, and cleaning up after a storm.
I figured we could do it and self publish, donating the profits to a hurricane charity, places like this site, and/or disaster relief funds.
What does everyone think?