The single worst preparedness tip I heard this morning was on NBC’s Today Show. Some guy was telling listeners that, since they might be without running water for a few days, they should prepare for toilets that don’t flush. Therefore, stock up on kitty litter (!).
Here’s even better advice. Fill your bathtub water with water before the storm and get a bucket. You may be surprised to learn that your toilet does not require electricity or a working internet connection to flush. After you finish your chores, simply pour a bucket of fresh water into the tank and flush as usual.
But, hey, if you really feel like crapping in a litter box, don’t let me stop you.