My boyfriend James and I recently moved down south, and we heard all about the giant southern storms, then people stock up on hurricane supplies… My man and I did not do any of this; We figured that southern people are babies… They always act as if their Winters are cold or their Summers are so hot. The Winters are mild and the southern heat rocks. Why would the storms be any different? We ended up totally unprepared for the dire amounts of water. The power was knocked out for over a week. We had no emergency bottled water or food that did not spoil, then also, since there was no power, we also had no air conditioner. Most homes have generators that they hook up their A/C unit to. This way nobody has to go without cooling during the hottest time of the year. My man and I had no generator. Every single one of us then tried to get water and a generator. The stores were old sold out since people before the storm and during purchased those items. We had to check into a hotel for several days during the power outage. It was high-priced and a horrible experience. I suppose going without cooling was the worst. We were able to get water and food in other locations. Not having any sort of AC, unless the two of us were at the hotel, was the worst. The first thing we did after the storm season was get a generator. Next time the hurricane season comes around, we both will have our generator locked and loaded. Every one of us need A/C at all times.