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#1 BabsV

 
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

Anyone else dealing with emergency preparations for the possible 'Perfect Storm' headed to the Northeast?

They've just declared a state of emergency for VA...I'm wondering if it will end up being necessary. But I know if I don't do anything we'll probably get slammed and loose power for days...right?!?!

We've got water, nonperishables, dog food, candles, etc. and I'm charging any and every electronic device we might want or need for the next few days.

Gah! I was hoping for a quiet-ish weekend but it doesn't look like it will be happening.

The adventure begins...
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

Thanks goodness the weather is moderate. There is nothing worse than post hurricane with 90 degree temps and oppressive humidity - to clean up your yard. :angry:

A battery powered radio would be helpful, too.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

A battery powered radio would be helpful, too.


And there's always the car radio if you can get to it :unsure:
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#4 shadowicewolf

 
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

I want a storm like that :(

I have family out there in VA... so hopefully they'll be fine.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

Crossing my fingers for all of you in the path x
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

Board Games
Playing Cards - more than one deck comes in handy if you have bored kids
Extra batteries for everything
Last time we lost power we pulled out the old CDs along with a getto-blaster gathering dust in the garage - our teens had a blast listening to our "ancient" discs and playing cards.
Ziplocks half full of water shoved into all parts of the freezer - helps keep the freezer cold and provides back up drinking water.
When the power cuts off - use blue tape to remind everyone not to open the frig unless absolutely necessary and make sure you leave a few light switches or TV on so you know when the power is back on :)

Battery powered radio was the most important item....a few of our neighbors didn't have one - added a few bottles of wine and we all had a wonderful time!
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:26 AM

Ziplocks half full of water shoved into all parts of the freezer


This is a GREAT idea!
I am in northeastern Pa so we will not get hit too hard. Not like the coast . But this time of year we never know when we will lose power .
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:59 AM

Gas up your car, too. Were you in an area hit by the derrecho in June? Getting gas for a friend's generator the next day was quite the production.

Be safe, fellow East Coasters!
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:55 AM

Didn't think of the plastic bags in the freezer. Good idea. Went out to get more dog food yesterday and the store was out!!!!! Thankfully they should have more Monday but the store owner gave me a bunch of sample bags to be on the safe side. I brought in more wood for the woodstove, got to have my coffee power or no power and really hate being cold. I have lots of crank lights and one that has a radio as well. Still need to get some batteries though. I am fairly far instate so hopefully we won't get hit to hard here. Going to be worried about family though as most are on the coast. Take care everyone and it is better to be prepared and not get hit hard than to be not prepared and regret it.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:29 AM

Back in the 80's during hurricane Gloria, we lost power for three weeks! (Small towns are the last to get power back.) When it DID come back on it surged. It blew out the motor in my refrigerator. So make sure you unplug anything that might be harmed by a power surge.

Stock up on snacks too. And toilet paper. :lol:

Everyone stay safe and if you can, enjoy this time off from the "real world".
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Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.

Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

also medications. Make sure you have enough.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

I'm in southern Maryland and we got hit with Irene last year. The trajectory of this one looks to be going north of us, but not far enough to keep us out of it. We'll be experiencing hurricane force winds once again. We're about a mile from the Potomac River, which leads right into the Chesapeake Bay. Spent the day replacing the chainsaw blade, testing the generator, rebuilding a generator cord, getting lawn stuff put away and just verifying all our supplies are ready. My wife went shopping yesterday and we have 4 cases of water (in case we're out of power for a week or so), food, batteries for flashlights and other necessities. We take the dogs out to use the bathroom even in 100mph winds because they have to go a few times a day. That's the worst. In the dark is even less fun, but a flashlight, fresh change of clothes and a lot of insistence that they hurry is all we can do.

Best of luck to anyone in its path...stay safe! Get your supplies in advance and watch out for your neighbors as well.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

Yes, please, if you know someone who is elderly or disabled, perhaps you could invite them to stay with you for the duration. Some folks will insist that they want to keep an eye on their own homes, even though there is nothing they could do if something DID happen. And some have too much pride to admit they need help. Maybe if you tell them you are having a "storm party" they would be able to swallow their pride and join you.
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gluten-free since June, 2011

Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.

Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

Probably too late to pick them up, but the headlamp flashlights work well as necklace - we find them very irritating to those around us as you are shining light directly in the eyes of anyone you are looking at, but are quite nice around the neck when you don't want to juggle a flashlight.
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

I stuck a bunch of tupperware containers full of water in the freezer to
use in the fridge if the power goes out, and made a bunch of ice cubes.
Then I can put the big blocks of ice in the fridge and leave a few in the
freezer, and put the ice cubes in a cooler with the food I'm making today,
and not have to open the fridge or freezer again. Seems like a good plan.
We were going to buy a generator, but when you buy right before a storm
you can't return them, and if it's no good then we're stuck. We'll be buying
one in a few weeks I think.
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