Friday, September 22, 2017

Preparation Lessons from Hurricane Irma


Those of you who are on our regular mailing list already know that the Lord spared us from major damage during Hurricane Irma. The storm had greatly degraded by the time it reached us.

We lost power, cell phone & internet, but otherwise we were largely unscathed.

However, preparing for what we thought might possibly be a major storm and then dealing with the aftermath, though relatively minor, presented us with many learning opportunities. Admittedly, my wife and I went through the very worst of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida, so this was not our first rodeo, but we still learned some new lessons and were prompted to remember some old ones. And Andrew was a longtime ago.


This past Monday, our folks discussed the various lessons learned from Hurricane Irma at our Free Florida First meeting. Below I share them in outline form.

Additionally, there is a printable PDF available here:

And you may also listen to an audio of the details of our discussion at the link below, if you are so inclined:

It is our prayer that these thoughts and experiences might be of some assistance to others in the future. We understand that they are far from exhaustive.

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Preparation Lessons from Hurricane Irma
(redundancy & backups for everything)
1.     Mental / Spiritual
- Trust a Sovereign God – come what may

2.     Water
- Simple Pump
- Generator
- Storage Jugs / Bottled Water
- Bath Tub / Swimming Pool

3.     Food
- Canned goods
- Freeze dried/dehydrated
- Normal from freezer or refrigerator or cooler or shelf
- Food for animals

4.     Cooking
- Propane - 2 burner stove for indoor cooking
- Grills
- Fuel, Wood
- Utensils/pots/pans. Creating bin with items needed

5.     Communications
- Landline and at least one plug in phone
- Cell Phone
- Internet
- FRS

6.     Gasoline
- Keep cans on-hand with Sta-Bil or similar (Mechanic-in-a-Bottle)
- Fuel up cars

7.     Electricity
- Generators (trade off size; gas usage)
- Batteries (including rechargeable)
- Portable USB chargers (some are solar powered)

8.     Refrigeration
- Refrigerator, very inefficient (can only go 4 hours without power) (move to coolers)
- Freezer, more efficient (can go 48 hours without power)
- Ice Packs, Frozen Water bottles (rotate in coolers)
- Several good coolers

9.     Home Safety
- windows covered, sandbags
- safe area to stay
- Trees
- Secure outdoor items

God watch over y’all.

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Deo Vindice!

TRUST GOD!

STAY IN THE FIGHT!

NEVER GIVE UP!

NEVER QUIT!

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Prepare for what is to come

We are busy battening down the hatches for a possible visit from a nasty hurricane by the name of Irma.


So this week’s blog will be very short.

Now we may or may not be hit by Irma, but folks are rightfully making preparations.

I can’t help but think of another arrival that is on the horizon. Jesus Christ is going to return to this earth and this time it will not be as a meek and suffering servant, but as a conquering warrior. Very few give this momentous event any thought at all.


Revelation 19:11-21 
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  (12)  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  (13)  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.  (14)  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  (15)  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  (16)  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.  (17)  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;  (18)  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.  (19)  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.  (20)  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.  (21)  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

God alone can open a man’s eyes to the reality of this coming judgment, but the time is surely at hand.

So as many of us prepare for the arrival of a monster storm, may the Lord be pleased to awaken many to an even greater coming event.

Philippians 2:10-11 
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  (11)  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Free Florida First advocates for a Free, Independent, Godly, Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.




Deo Vindice!

TRUST GOD!

STAY IN THE FIGHT!

NEVER GIVE UP!

NEVER QUIT!

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