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Old 10-25-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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It looks like, at this point, they are predicting a 75% chance of a significant impact.

But last year, Irene really did a number on the East Coast but it wasn't too bad at our house, so hard to tell.

Hopefully, this one will just blow out to sea. But I think I'm going to get my car filled up and maybe hit the grocery store and the pet store.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I do have to get milk tomorrow - simply because we will use up most of the milk in the morning . Otherwise, the usual: make sure things aren't in your yard that could blow around, and the usual: have some bottled water, candles/flashlights. At least it's not going to be 100+ out if the power goes out (we had to throw hundreds and hundreds of dollars of food out from the derecho (however you spell it)
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Not buying into this media s-show. Though I do hope for some great lightning shots from the balcony.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Not buying into this media s-show. Though I do hope for some great lightning shots from the balcony.
Will not be a lightning producer.

Even if it misses further north, we may have to deal with gusty winds, and we know what happens around here it that situation.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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My only preparation will be to make sure my school bus has it's full 100 gallons of diesel aboard.

I will NEVER forget that flooding situation we had at the beginning of the past school year. My routes were down in Clifton that year and we were stuck for hours due to trees down and roads washed out. Would have been much more miserable without the A/C running.

Another year...ice storm...I was out until 11:00 pm getting my kids home! You sure don't want to run out of fuel in those kind of situations.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Will not be a lightning producer.

Even if it misses further north, we may have to deal with gusty winds, and we know what happens around here it that situation.
It seems like if you live in the Landmark area near Stevenson Ave, all it takes is someone sneezing and it would knock the power out.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Got water and canned food from Safeway and a full tank of gas for the Accord. I'll get some candles and lighters tomorrow.

I was also able to move my date up to Saturday.

Last edited by The Dissenter; 10-25-2012 at 07:52 PM..
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Just going to delay the weekly shopping trip a couple of days in case the power goes out. Will make sure my ancient V8 gas sucker sedans have ample combustible liquids in the tank. Probably will also lock the kitty cat in the basement in case of the really off chance one of my big healthy oak trees decides to plunk itself down on the roof. Too bad these storms never seem to blow all the leaves off my lawn and directly to the curb.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Here's my usual pre-power outage routine:

1. Clean gutters (street and roof)
2. Fill propane tank
3. Gas up cars
4. Make sure cell phones stay fully charged
5. Buy batteries for flashlights and radio
6. Stock up on canned goods and liquor
7. Get extra cash
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