Batten down those hatches. Get the dogs in from outside. Take in the washing and JESUS CHRIST MAKE SURE THERE'S ENOUGH FOOD.
Storm warnings do a certain something to Irish people that triggers some sort of strange survival instinct that gives us subliminal flashbacks to the famine when we were all starving.
How do we prepare? By making sure there's enough eggs, milk and – the holy grail of any storm-shoppers trolley – bread to feed not only your family but the entire town's.
Don't believe us? Have a look at these empty shelves in supermarkets around the country as Irish people are prepping for Storm Emma in the only we way know... Food, food and more food.
People in Wexford must be preparing for the end of the world with the “Beast from the East” cold spell expected. Not a bit of bread left in the super market! pic.twitter.com/Fvdeyud48Q
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) February 26, 2018
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) February 26, 2018
Tesco in carlow ! pic.twitter.com/G7YgpaSBnM
— Antoinette Bolger (@MurpAnto) February 26, 2018
— Sarah Kavanagh Lord (@Sarahkl) February 26, 2018
— Johnny Campbell (@JohnnyCampbell) February 26, 2018
Dunnes. Milk shelves. The Irish elderly of South Dublin ain’t messing around. They respect a status orange warning. pic.twitter.com/zJ4hto6LyH
— B (@barbaramcgrathh) February 26, 2018
— Jennifer Stevens (@JenStevensDub) February 26, 2018
— Dave Moore (@DaveTodayFM) February 26, 2018
As far as the shoppers in @Aldi_Ireland Sallynoggin are concerned the apocalypse is coming. And they like their milk and vegetables. #BeastFromTheEast #StormEmma #sneachta ❄ pic.twitter.com/voB0T4HkUl
— Kruhhoor O. Divneh (@Chonchur) February 26, 2018
— The Pitch (@ThePitchPR) February 26, 2018
A Status Orange weather warning is currently in effect for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Wicklow and Meath while temperatures are expected to drop as low as minus 5 degrees before Storm Emma hits in full swing later this week.
We didn't even get a chance to nip down to the supermarket... Here's hoping the neighbours have a nice batch loaf.