It is sure good to know that my homebrew hobby has a "life-saving" benefit during trying times like the Hurricane Ike that hit our area yesterday. Houston is under a "boil advisory" for the drinking water due to the collapse of the electric system that made water pressure drop.
Boy o boy am I glad I just bottled 5 gallons of Pilsner Urquell clone from Midwest last weekend. Yea, I know, it is still a little green. However, it sure beats tap water when you need to "re-hydrate"!
Here's my recommendation for anyone facing a hurricane season - lay in a goodly supply of good drinkable homebrew - the style of your choice. Plan for at least 2 pts. per person per day. Also, if you can manage, keep ice on hand to cool you homebrew and other essentials.
It sure helps to pass the time.