For those in the path of Irene: “Rain Dogs” from Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs (1985)
According to reports, Philadelphia will get more rain this weekend than any other major city in the region. Bad news for those of us in South Philly, where a little extra rain turns basements into pools full of rusty old toys.
The essentials for weathering a monster hurricane: a three-day supply of water and non-perishable food; a good manual can opener; candles; flashlight with batteries; battery-powered radio/CD player; booze, or high-quality drugs, or herbal tea; first-aid kit and high-quality meds; cell phone with charger; good books; a trustworthy companion, if possible; extra batteries; extra booze.
Clarification: The rain dogs in Waits’ song are people who live on the streets, so I’m using the term loosely. We will not be rain dogs, most of us, providing there isn’t too much property damage this weekend.
Footnote: Anyone else wondering where those 300,000 people being evacuated from flood-prone areas of NYC will go, and how they will get there?