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Old 10-06-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation, but this hurricane was predicted at least a few days ago. The surgery should have been postponed. Nothing like that should be done if the situation might be unstable in the next few days. I think the eye doctor was being a bit greedy....
I can't believe you even wrote the above.

For those in the storm path my prayers are with you. Stay safe and post when you get a chance.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Posted to wrong thead.

Last edited by lenora; 10-06-2016 at 10:33 AM.. Reason: Duh
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Having stayed in a tropical storm at the beach, I would never do that again. Anyone who stays in a house that is not made of reinforced concrete with steel bars and steel panels on the windows is in danger. Projectiles moving at 140 mph will go right through plywood and through walls.

Unless you have a double wall reinforced concrete safe room that is 8 feet off the ground, LEAVE! Hurricanes spawn tornados, and only reinforced concrete structures can stand up to tornadoes 250 mph winds.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Wonder if Robyn made it out OK.

These darn men - it takes a woman to collect it all.

If I were in this situation I would want to be on team Robyn.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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[quote=MaryleeII;45726935]All that stuff should be stored in the Cloud, anyways! Keeping important documents in baggies, metal boxes, etc, is sooooo last century[/quote


Ok, my misunderstanding. Regardless of where the original documents are stored, one should have copies of policy numbers, contact phone numbers, contact numbers for friends, relatives, etc for use while sheltering away from home base. It would be a good idea to have all that printed out on laminated paper just to have for any such situation. To access "the cloud" one needs a computer!
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:02 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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All that stuff should be stored in the Cloud, anyways! Keeping important documents in baggies, metal boxes, etc, is sooooo last century[/quote


Ok, my misunderstanding. Regardless of where the original documents are stored, one should have copies of policy numbers, contact phone numbers, contact numbers for friends, relatives, etc for use while sheltering away from home base. It would be a good idea to have all that printed out on laminated paper just to have for any such situation. To access "the cloud" one needs a computer!
Yes, which is exactly why we keep our documents in acid-free archival quality (plastic type) sleeves. Same with phone numbers--those are just on a piece of paper that is inside a small plastic pocket type thing. Valuables--well, no amount of insurance is going to replace gt grandma's silver framed wedding photo or your mother's gold locket. You can take or even WEAR a few of those things to a shelter but there isn't too much you can do about the china cabinet and its contents or that antique tea table. Old photographs are in Ancestry.com and on a CD but there are more that haven't been scanned--and with those, I think the metal or even plastic water tight boxes are about the best you can do. And store them up high. Then just hope that looters, if any, only take your tv and computer, lol. THOSE can be replaced.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Hurricanes

For those who have not been impacted by a hurricane, these things can turn on a dime.

Hurricane Wilma did this back in late October 2005. Because of what Wilma did, many people remembered and heeded the call.

Fortunately, for our area, we had wind and rain but no great problems because it turned a couple of hours prior - went north instead of northwest - just a little turn made all the difference.

I feel for those in the affected regions.
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Wonder if Robyn made it out OK.

These darn men - it takes a woman to collect it all.

If I were in this situation I would want to be on team Robyn.
She just posted today on the Jacksonville subforum. Is still at the Hilton Garden Inn surrounded by other evacuees and their dogs and cats. Not so sure how her home is doing.
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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She just posted today on the Jacksonville subforum. Is still at the Hilton Garden Inn surrounded by other evacuees and their dogs and cats. Not so sure how her home is doing.
oh good. I'm glad she's okay. I was wondering how she made out with her dad. I know he didn't want to leave.
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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She just posted today on the Jacksonville subforum. Is still at the Hilton Garden Inn surrounded by other evacuees and their dogs and cats. Not so sure how her home is doing.
Had to laugh about this
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