Gallery: Hurricane season is the time to have a plan

ttompkins@bradenton.comJune 10, 2013 

Welcome to hurricane season. Or, as I like to think of it: "the time of year you need a backup plan for outdoor activities." You want to go fishing but a storm is moving in? That's probably when it occurs to you your propane tanks are empty, you have two bottles of water in your cooler from the last time you went fishing, and your canned goods consist of dusty tins of pumpkin and evaporated milk left over from Thanksgiving. Not good. As I came across Jay and Karen Campbell on Thursday with their doggy, Widget, Tropical Storm Andrea was cruising away from the area and they were using the window of good weather to re-stock the supplies on the boat where they live. Good. It's here, people. Hurricane season. Get supplies, make sure you have a plan, get your papers in order and stock up on doggy treats. Then go fishing while the sun is shining.

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Welcome to hurricane season.

Or, as I like to think of it: The time of year you need a backup plan for outdoor activities."

You want to go fishing but a storm is moving in?

That's probably when it occurs to you your propane tanks are empty, you have two bottles of water in your cooler from the last time you went fishing, and your canned goods consist of dusty tins of pumpkin and evaporated milk left over from Thanksgiving.

Not good.

As I came across Jay and Karen Campbell Thursday with their doggy, Widget, Tropical Storm Andrea was cruising away from the area and they were using the window of good weather to re-stock the supplies on the boat where they live.

Good.

It's here, people. Hurricane season. Get supplies, make sure you have a plan, get your papers in order and stock up on doggy treats.

Then go fishing while the sun is shining.

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