Im usually encouraged by news of people trying to prepare themselves for bad times, but this is so asinine that I can't do it.
Consider businessman Tony Blank, whose new South Miami-Dade home will include a large generator hidden behind a decorative wall, with two 1,000-gallon propane tanks buried under the driveway to keep his entire home going for three days after a hurricane.
This is so blazingly stupid that it's hard to catalog all of it. But for funzies, let's try:
- You have 3 days of propane, and when a hurricane comes to call, the power can be out for weeks. Where are you going to get your resupply from?
- You're going to be an oasis of light and air conditioning when everyone else doesn't have any. I hope you like your neighbors, because they will be calling on you.
- What's Plan B, which comes into play on Day 4? You do have Plan B, don't you?
- What if the local ner-do-wells decide to come help themselves to your air conditioned abode after Hurricane Whup-ass? Face it, you house is going to stand out at night. Are you ready for that?
- What's the plan for dealing with the fully powered house with no roof after the hurricane? Do you have 9,000 square feet of blue tarps?