How-to guide: What we learned about being prepared from Irma and Harvey
Always remember to stock your survival kits and bug out bags before any emergencies. As Hurricane Irma came closer to Florida, it became very difficult for the residents there to obtain supplies. Water bottle prices skyrocketed online. Although officials of Florida discouraged price gouging, many brands were still raising their prices to take advantage of people’s desperate need for essentials. On Amazon, some water bottle prices that were normally $24, were raised to $100. Airlines were also raising their fares to ridiculous prices, making it difficult for anyone that didn't have a plan for transportation. Flights that were normally $400 at some airlines, reached almost $2000 round trip. Some were even lucky to get essential goods at all. Lots of stores were out of stock of important resources or closed due to the storm. Getting all the supplies and plans taken care of months or years before an emergency is the best way to go.