As a part of our hurricane watch duties here at MSY
, us airport operator employees are given a cot, sheets, blankets, pillows, etc, and simply camp out in our various offices. After Katrina, I used two cots (including one from home) pushed together, an air bed on top of that, and camped out in my office for the better part of two weeks (until the power came back on at my house).
Our food and beverage contractor (here it's CA
One) usually keeps four or five days of food stockpiled, so we don't go hungry, and we have a good amount of MRE's stashed away should we lose power. Many of us, including myself, have refrigerators in our offices, which we keep stocked (with many different types of items
The airlines will usually keep a skeleton crew here, and they usually make their own arrangements.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina