I'm in Milton, FL as well. We try to keep a minimum of 3 days worth of non perishable food, fuel and water at all times. 3 days is about what you can expect it to take to get organized relief.[/quote]
We did okay, all things considered. I wasn't prepared for the fact that mother nature could stack 12 feet of water as far back in as we are. We had filled the tub with water, and we cooked on the grill, and kept a gennie running during the daytime for fans and fridge and a crockpot. We had fuel in the boat to get by. I was happy to see the MRE's and ice and water show up from FEMA(took those three days to get-r-done though).
It was really quiet hereabouts for that first week. It was real dark at night. You could see the different communities who got powered up over the next two weeks. We were the only ones still living in their home. I remember listening to the radio in the evenings. The folks in Mobile were just ecstatic that it had missed them, and never mentioned what happened in pcola. I listened to the Braves play in Atlanta. Life goes on.
We've made some significant changes since then, and as long as we don't get one worse, we should weather the next one in better shape. Started getting a little nervous around 3:00 am of the day it hit. Our house was still an island until about 9:00. Ahhh, "the good times".
Wind blew alot harder with Dennis.