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Old 08-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #61
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you grew up there? thats awesome. Questionable choice in the basement though.
Nothing wrong with a basement but you need to be aware of rising water.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:41 PM   #62
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There is another one forming

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Old 08-26-2011, 01:20 PM   #63
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I just got my supplies. To bad they were out of bud.

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WELL...the good news is it is still a lower level CAT 2. If it stays there that's good. Should not be a killer storm at that level.
If you can, board up the windows.....at least tape.
Basically will make a Hell of a mess....trees down..No power......water depending if your on city or well. If you have a pool, it makes a real nice water resource to flush toilets and it's ok to use as wash water as well.
You can also fill the bath tubs for water to use.
If you have a Gen set, even a small one will keep the fridge and freezer cold a run some fans (Major big deal with no AC).....microwave...toaster oven.
Get your camping stuff out so you can cook
NOW is a great excuse to but a new chainsaw.
Snakes and other critters look for high ground in events like this. watch out
GOOD LUCK.....be safe
AN Don't do any stupid drunken shit during the storm..it'll cost you
Awww, man. I miss living in Florida. What year was that when the state got hit with like 4 major hurricanes in one season? I think '04 or '05? We had some epic hurricane parties that year. I remember standing on my friend's deck in 60mph sustained wind screaming "that's all you got???" LOL.

But joking aside, it's going to be an epic weekend of weather, and I hope everyone stays safe.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #65
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Awww, man. I miss living in Florida. What year was that when the state got hit with like 4 major hurricanes in one season? I think '04 or '05? We had some epic hurricane parties that year. I remember standing on my friend's deck in 60mph sustained wind screaming "that's all you got???" LOL.

But joking aside, it's going to be an epic weekend of weather, and I hope everyone stays safe.
I started to post what I keep on hand (for reference) during H Season (and it ain't over yet)
10 sheets plywood, 1500 sq/ft Tarps, a mile of rope. Food, water and gas for 10 days 25 kw Gen set........then I started to get embarrassed......
Ahhh the joys of living in Fl during Hurricane season.

OH and by the way if you even might get flooded, think about leaving before the traffic or road conditions preclude you from doing so...

I met this dude one time after a Hurricane in Houston walking down the road adjacent to a heavily flooded area. I stopped to see if he was ok and he told me had to spend the night in his attic (he waited to late to leave) as the lower floor had 6 feet of water in and during the night, dozens of snakes had invaded the attic looking for high ground and he had to swim out during the storm about 1/2 mile to where I found him......Yeeeooow!
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I started to post what I keep on hand (for reference) during H Season (and it ain't over yet)
10 sheets plywood, 1500 sq/ft Tarps, a mile of rope. Food, water and gas for 10 days 25 kw Gen set........then I started to get embarrassed......
Ahhh the joys of living in Fl during Hurricane season.

OH and by the way if you even might get flooded, think about leaving before the traffic or road conditions preclude you from doing so...

I met this dude one time after a Hurricane in Houston walking down the road adjacent to a heavily flooded area. I stopped to see if he was ok and he told me had to spend the night in his attic (he waited to late to leave) as the lower floor had 6 feet of water in and during the night, dozens of snakes had invaded the attic looking for high ground and he had to swim out during the storm about 1/2 mile to where I found him......Yeeeooow!
Your supply list does not look that crazy. Hell I went and got my 2 5 gallon tanks filled today and I don't even have a generator. I have 3 cases of water, 3 bottles of propane, plenty of ice, and lots of cold beer.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #67
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You can forgo many things, but I was indeed proud to see......"lots of cold beer"
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Which hole was he on when he took the time to tell us something we all ready knew.
He was probably just addressing idiots that would drive towards a hurricane
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I got two jugs of water, bread, canned tuna, a flash light, and my CZ in case I need to dip into my neighbors supplys.


I'm good to go!
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He was probably just addressing idiots that would drive towards a hurricane
Some people.
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I live way out here in Michigan but as a sympathetic gesture I am also stocking lots of cold beer.
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I live way out here in Michigan but as a sympathetic gesture I am also stocking lots of cold beer.
Your sympathetic gesture is much appreciated. I hope you enjoy that cold beer while we face a horrible storm.
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We hit the store tonight for some necessities, funny how beer inevitably makes it's way to the cart. Picked up some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and some Guinness (shopped at Target, so only the standards available).

Saw plenty of other people stocking up on beer too.
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Latest tracks look not so bad for B-more, but Jersey, NY, Boston are in big trouble if Irene keeps its strength after hitting NC & us.
Once it hits Morehead City tomorrow, the storm will die down for the most part. It usually does. I'm about 40-50 mins away but we'll see winds probably in 50-70 mph range. (providing it doesn't lose steam)



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Looks like it's slated to be downgraded to a Category 1 right before it hits land tomorrow.
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We hit the store tonight for some necessities, funny how beer inevitably makes it's way to the cart. Picked up some Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and some Guinness (shopped at Target, so only the standards available).

Saw plenty of other people stocking up on beer too.
Nice! I picked up a 12 pack and a 20oz bottle and didn't even notice until the cashier pointed it out that I got Kona Brewing Co Longboard (ride the waves) and Heavy Seas. Must have been a Freudian slip type of situation.

I've been a little worried about OC, MD for my parents sake but hopefully its not going to be as bad as expected there. They just got a place (a big ole double wide trailer that I mocked them for until I actually saw it and realized its pretty nice) back in November so my Mom has really been freaking out. But my Dad was down this week getting it prepped and it sounds like they've done just about everything possible so hopefully it all works out well.

Also, my friend is getting married tomorrow evening in the DC area which kind of sucks for her. Today they moved the wedding up from 6pm to 1pm. Better safe than sorry and it should be fun either way. I have to drive there, so actually I guess it works out for me as far as being able to get back home to my beer supply if and when the bad weather really hits.

Good luck everyone!
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