with tropical storm Laura projected to turn into the eastern Gulf of Mexico... just had a large mostly dead camphor tree as well as a tall palm removed....

in the past I've relied on frozen water jugs to cool my 5 and 7 day coolers if power goes out for an extended period of time... this year I think I'll get one filled from a commercial ice kiosk

most everything else is ready to go... will fill the 30 gal plastic trash can placed in the tub if we are in the projected path, used for flushing toilet... I've been lucky in the last 20 years of so and have not lost city water service... not so in the early years living here

good luck, and stay safe