How does a diabetic prepare when a natural disaster is about to hit? Luckily, I had the ability to evacuate before Hurricane Irma hit Florida. It takes some thoughtful planning, but it can be done.
We are advised to keep water and non-perishable items on hand for a minimum of three days. In the case of Irma, many areas were without power and running water for a longer period of time. Gas stations were far and few between, so if you didn’t fill your gas tank before Irma hit, you could find yourself stranded.
Here is a list of ideas to consider: