I just got an email that Yahoo! Editorial added one of my photos to their official gallery of hurricane Alex. I’m one of only 8 photos and one video they selected.
Here’s the link to the Yahoo! Hurricane Alex gallery.
So far, hurricane Alex isn’t too bad. There’s a ton of rain and some higher-than-average wind, but nothing like hurricane Dolly. The power is still on and only flickered a few times.
I’ll upload some photos tomorrow of what things look like around town.
Last night I had to make a late run to WalMart to get some extra oil for the generator and saw the store’s “hurricane” inventory had been depleted.
What was a large shelf of tarps a few days ago was mostly gone.
Hurricane Alex - WalMart Tarps
The flashlights? Except for the very expensive sets, they were sold out.
Hurricane Alex - WalMart Flashlights
The camping lights were all out and so was all of the propane.
Hurricane Alex - WalMart Camping Lamps
And you know things are getting bad when all the Ramen shelves are bare.
Hurricane Alex - WalMart Ramen
As I was leaving, the night shift workers were pulling palettes of inventory out to re-stock.
On a related note, if I was an inventory manager for WalMart and saw there were “emergency” items that nobody wanted to buy even in a hurricane situation, I would seriously reconsider keeping the item in stock at all.
A website called Protection One Security is offering a set of six free child tattoos if you fill in your mailing information on their website.
I recently received my sample set and they look pretty good.
Protection One Free Child Tattoos
They’re pretty straightforward. Rub on. Use a sharpie to fill in an emergency contact number. Alcohol off.
Since my nephew likes tattoos, this should be a fun little backup to have whenever we hit the beach or go to a local traveling carnival.
Here’s the link for the free Protection One kids tattoos.