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I'm recalling FX sails which advertises here, has some premade storm jibs of different sizes, set up for different boats. Worth a look.
Also, you might look at places like Bacon Sails which sell used sails, there may be something in stock that will work cheaply for the one or two times you may or may not need a smaller sail like a Storm jib.
The other thing is. some of the T-storms or equal that will have these BIG winds, are usually noticable up or down wind from you so you to a degree, once you are used to how the water/clouds etc look, you can get things down and changed ahead of time, or as it is occuring. Still, I will admit you can get caught as you say, with your pants down! I had this halloween day during a race. We had reefs in and out about as fast as I am typing, switch out rom the 155 to the 110 and back up. One time just the 155!
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!