As you will soon learn in the coming days, the BP Oil spill has started to affect the weather. In the Gulf states, which includes Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida, toxic rain has begun to affect crops, which will in-turn affect the livestock and water supplies. I recommend that the people living in these areas begin to stock their pantry with food and water - before panic sets in.
I'm sorry if you feel that this may be an inappropriate place to post this, but I feel it is important. Please look at the post from today on the Watchers blog.
It wouldn't hurt the rest of us to take the same precautions - especially those along the coastal states of the U.S.