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Old 08-25-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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I'm in south Florida. We had brief rains, but very little wind. We are so fortunate! Good luck to our neighbors to the north. Batten down the hatches and stay indoors! Make sure your car is gassed up and you have non-perishable food.

 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I'm hearing Lower Manhattan, NY might be affected. It's only a couple feet above sea level - the tunnels etc... could flood. Yikes!
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I'm in south Florida. We had brief rains, but very little wind. We are so fortunate! Good luck to our neighbors to the north. Batten down the hatches and stay indoors! Make sure your car is gassed up and you have non-perishable food.
The east coast of FLA is going to get slammed, according to the Irene map. Are you near Jacksonville or Daytona Beach?

This one is being taken seriously, I saw on ABC the N.C. evacuations. If I lived along the coast I would have my car trunk packed with clothes, sleeping bag, flashlights, radio, water, meds, food and pet food ready to go. It is apparently headed up the coast all the way to Mass. Stay tuned and stay safe.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I'm hearing Lower Manhattan, NY might be affected. It's only a couple feet above sea level - the tunnels etc... could flood. Yikes!
You are in Minnesota! You're OK.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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The east coast of FLA is going to get slammed, according to the Irene map. Are you near Jacksonville or Daytona Beach?

This one is being taken seriously, I saw on ABC the N.C. evacuations. If I lived along the coast I would have my car trunk packed with clothes, sleeping bag, flashlights, radio, water, meds, food and pet food ready to go. It is apparently headed up the coast all the way to Mass. Stay tuned and stay safe.
I am in Homestead, FL. A veteran of many hurricanes, including the big one, Andrew.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You are in Minnesota! You're OK.
I know that!!! In fact, we are having the most gorgeous weather -perfect.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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What hurricane? jk

I HATE losing my electricity for more than a day. I HATE moving my boxes from the basement, I HATE trying to remember everything, i.e. back up important files to portable drive, food and water for dogs, place family photos and genealogy records into plastic storage bin. Place all in vehicle. What else? Blah.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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Protect your books if necessary in plastic containers or even garbage bags if there is any danger of broken windows and the wind and rain damaging them. Also, family recipes.....
 
Old 08-25-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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What hurricane? jk

I HATE losing my electricity for more than a day. I HATE moving my boxes from the basement, I HATE trying to remember everything, i.e. back up important files to portable drive, food and water for dogs, place family photos and genealogy records into plastic storage bin. Place all in vehicle. What else? Blah.
Is Baltimore low lying and in any real danger? Any evacuations expected due to winds or flooding?
 
Old 08-25-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Protect your books if necessary in plastic containers or even garbage bags if there is any danger of broken windows and the wind and rain damaging them. Also, family recipes.....
Mostly the deed to the house, copies of will etc, checkbooks and statements and all financial records. I have a portable (albeit heavy) safe with this stuff in it. Maybe a kindly stranger would carry it to the car if I ever had to evacuate.
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