Severe weather check-in: Flooding in Midwest

I've been seeing headlines about . Places affected include (in no particular order)

  • Arkansas,
  • Louisiana,
  • Kentucky 
  • Tennessee
  • Oklahoma 
  • Texas 
  • Indiana
  • Missouri 
  • Ohio 
  • Michigan 

My heart always sinks when I see headlines about severe weather. I think about folks who manage food allergies and asthma. It's hard when you're trying to decide, "Stay? Go? Do I have everything we need?"

AAFA has a great blog post with 

Are you in the path of this storm? Have you been affected by it? Let us know how you're doing!


Comments 3

  • LK

    Thankfully, here in eastern Kansas we are not being affected by this weather, but my heart goes out to those who are! 

    I try to keep a few days' worth supply of water, food and other necessities in our basement in case of tornadoes.  Come to think of it, I don't have a supply of my meds stored there.  Some of them that are in pill form I could put in an old pill bottle but how do you get an extra supply of a daily inhaler that comes in a monthly container, Breo for example?  Do you ask your doctor to write a new script so you can have an extra month to store with emergency supplies?  I realize you would want to rotate the meds so they wouldn't expire.

  • K8sMom2002

    Lisa, could you talk to your doctor about writing that extra script or perhaps giving you a sample inhaler? Usually you just need to get through a few rough days. 

    One thing to remember is that the weather doesn't have to be bad where you are to affect supply chains. A couple of years ago we had a hurricane that effected Savannah, which is well to the south of us.

    However, that's where our bread and sugar facilities are, so while the skies were fairly clear here, we had no bread on the shelves. I was glad I'd stocked up ahead of the storm.

  • LK

    Hadn't thought of where the supplies are coming from!  That's a good reminder.  Thank you, Cynthia!