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Old September 8, 2017   #61
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We have three hurricanes at one time now.
Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose and Hurricane Katia.
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Old September 8, 2017   #62
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Excellent point, SueCt. My daughter has a Prius and loves it for economy and comfort. Central Nebraska doesn't see many hurricanes, but tornadoes are another story.
Marsha, if you do not evacuate to an inland location, which we are all urging you to do, please stock up with whatever you can find and more than you think you need.

Get the best solar landscape lights you can find too. I brought mine inside when we lost power during the summer and they were on all night. The brand I had was Westinghouse.

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Thing is, I AM inland. I am NOT in an evacuation zone. I live about 20 miles from the coast.
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Praying for you and family marsha. And for your dog and cats. Stay safe and be well. You sent ggwt seeds to me a couple of seasons ago. Great tomatoe from a terrific person. I admire your courage and i have faith that god will watch over you and yours. I know he will.
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Old September 8, 2017   #64
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I have a half dozen of this style. Most are pretty junky but mine
have held up for a year now. I have an older style in the bath and
kitchen skylights that come on at night yr round. Nice nightlight.
Best to look for the ones that have a switch to stay on rather then
motion-activated only.
Mine outside are not mounted as I have to move them to get the
best sun different times during the year.
My folding solar panel has come in handy a few times.
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Old September 8, 2017   #65
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Marsha... You and yours stay safe. I'll be keeping you and Douglas, Barb and our other TV Florida folks in thought and prayer.

If you need anything after the storm passes, let me know.
Thank you Ella.

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Marsha - a tid bit I saw on FB - put things like photo albums, important stuff in the dishwasher and lock it. Waterproof and being bolted in your things should be safe just in case the roof goes.
I saw that, and the washer & dryer too. Another person filled her washer with ice and cold drinks. The water has a place to run out as the ice melts.
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Sending my thoughts and prayers to you, Marsha, and to Gardenboy, as I know he lives close to you. We have family in Miami and found it futile to try and get flights for them up here. Last year we were very anxious watching Hurricane Matthew as it headed for a direct hit on our beloved winter stomping grounds, but it stayed 5 miles out and did significantly less damage than anticipated. I am hoping for another miracle with Irma.
Thank you Nancy, that would be fantastic.
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My sister had planned to fly out last week well ahead of time,
visit my parents in Del., then return first responder to help out.
She is still there. Got caught up helping the elderly get set up in
shelters. She will move to a shelter herself tonight.
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Jose chasing his big sister..

And looking at this graphic, it has weakened and let's hope it breaks down farther before landfall.
Hoping so, I know my house itself had zero damage in Wilma, a Cat 3 storm.

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Marsha, GardenBoy, and everyone else in FL please come out of this safe and sound! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. I think as an entire nation, we are watching with abated breath.
Many thanks, we hope so too.
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Marsha, I was about to say, "I gather that you are probably making a mistake, but it's the same choice I'd make in your place, to not abandon your animals."

As I read further, I got a lot more hopeful that you will be okay. Thank you for keeping us all posted as long as you are able.

Needless to say, my thoughts and greatest hopes are with you and the others in the path of this monster.
Thank you Michelle.
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We usually lose power for only 2 days after a storm, because our electrical is underground, so when they get the main transformer online, we get power back. So I am thinking I can let people know how we did by at least Wednesday. Oh what am I thinking I have a car charger so I can keep my cell phone charged and I can contact everybody to let them know I'm okay sooner. Interesting that a Prius has been mentioned I drive a Hybrid Camry. Gets about 35 miles to the gallon. if I get really hot I can go sit in the car for a while in the AC also. It's safe inside our garage.
Also we live in a very cosmopolitan densely populated area so it's not like we're out in the boonies waiting for help to get there. Florida now has a law where every gas station, every hospital all have to have generators so there will be gas flowing right after the storm. Every Publix has generators to so you can get supplies the next day as long as there aren't trees down in the road that you have to go around. if I have to I'll just get on my bike and ride if I need some supplies Publix is always just around the corner . My husband put air in our bike tires yesterday in preparation . it would be good to get some exercise anyway because the gym was closed yesterday so little be three or four days that I'll be going without . Like I said folks were Floridians we know about storms haha.
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Well, it is hard for anyone to be happy about the decision to stay but
I do understand. Nice to know about back-up generators at all
the major supply stores.
Keep that seed supply safe.

Water does follow a 'desire path' despite man-made ways to force
it elsewhere. Sounds like you've got a solid bunker above it.

Just sick about the whole mess.
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Well, it is hard for anyone to be happy about the decision to stay but
I do understand. Nice to know about back-up generators at all
the major supply stores.
Keep that seed supply safe.

Water does follow a 'desire path' despite man-made ways to force
it elsewhere. Sounds like you've got a solid bunker above it.

Just sick about the whole mess.
Too funny. The seeds went into a plastic bag, covered by another plastic bag, and sealed. We gots our prioritieses, don'ts we?
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What is really nuts are the tv reporters over and over again
helpful hints for storm preparedness...dumb little things, rather
than referring the public to well researched check lists.

All should be done so far in advance. Especially if you have the
elderly or children depending on you.

(I like that you thought to check your bike tires)

Our worst nightmare after Igor, seems so silly, but I had ten days
of grinding coffee beans with a hammer on a rock.
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At least I happen to know that you probably have enough Tums to see you through

But what do you have for staples that don't need to be refrigerated - or (preferably) cooked?

Thinking of you every day Marsha during this horrible ordeal.

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Our storm and outage prep here is more or less permanent because the artesian well goes out with the power. Gallons and gallons of water in jugs. And in my kitchen I have a double row of two liter wine bottles that I filled with hot water and a little dish soap. Stayin good indefinitely, and Incredibly handy after a few days (or meals!) without water, to be able to wash a dish is awesome. Also that lightly soapy water is great for hand washing with minimum water wasted. My mom had a travel trick for that which is really good too - a soapy clean cloth sealed in a ziplock.
And of course I take up some fresh water for drinking on a regular basis.

Last winter I discovered the crock pot as a great thing to have when you're expecting a storm to hit but no way of knowing when your power will go. Just having a cooked meal that's on 'warm' meant that I would have hot food at the ready after the power was gone.
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You may do this too but when we are expecting big storms here and the power may go out, we fill a few 5 gallon buckets with fresh tap water so that we can dump water into the toilet for flushing when needed. It's good for washing too.

We have a well so we have no water if the pump has no electric. You may have City water but you could lose that for a time.

Also, I hope that you have pet carriers for the kitties in case that they need to be restrained to keep them safe or to travel.
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At least I happen to know that you probably have enough Tums to see you through

But what do you have for staples that don't need to be refrigerated - or (preferably) cooked?

Thinking of you every day Marsha during this horrible ordeal.

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Cans of tuna and chicken, peanut butter (no sugar), organic whole grain multi grain bread( choosy, ain't I?)dried and fresh fruits, veggies sticks, dog and cat food for my buddies, we won't starve, haha.
Cooking can be done, and will need to be, we gave a burner on the side of our gas grill, a full and a 1/2 full tank of propane.
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