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Old 09-08-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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You all have flood insurance, right? Thought so.

 
Old 09-08-2008, 06:41 PM
djw
 
Location: Georgia
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I don't wish the storm on anyone else, but I really don't want it to hit here either. My poor son has a birthday this weekend. First it was 9/11 that screwed things up a bit, then Hurricane Ivan when we were in Pensacola. Now he's got a really cool day planned Saturday after last year's bust of a birthday and there's this threat. *sigh* I'm getting tired of him asking "why is MY birthday always messed up?"
Trust me, we've had the "some folks don't have birthdays, or homes, or whatever..." talk - but he is a kid!!


I gotta say, KSAT's Steve Browne is usually dead on....
100 mph winds...shoot, I'm buying some rope and water and candles!
 
Old 09-08-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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I don't wish the storm on anyone else, but I really don't want it to hit here either. My poor son has a birthday this weekend. First it was 9/11 that screwed things up a bit, then Hurricane Ivan when we were in Pensacola. Now he's got a really cool day planned Saturday after last year's bust of a birthday and there's this threat. *sigh* I'm getting tired of him asking "why is MY birthday always messed up?"
Trust me, we've had the "some folks don't have birthdays, or homes, or whatever..." talk - but he is a kid!!


I gotta say, KSAT's Steve Browne is usually dead on....
100 mph winds...shoot, I'm buying some rope and water and candles!
Do his 1/2 birthday instead. We used to do that for our neighbor kid--his birthday was 12/25 and we used to give him his "half birthday" on 6/25--half a cake even! He loved it, since he was being raised by a single dad that really didn't think much of birthday nonsense.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 06:48 PM
 
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gosh i bet batteries will be something i should add to my gotta get at the store list!
 
Old 09-08-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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I think it's lucky to have it happen on a weekend.....at least a lot of people won't get stranded at work/have to argue with a boss about why they can't make it to work/or be stranded on the road.

Stay safe, everyone! Better to be safe than sorry when it comes to stuff like this. And when it comes to supplies, etc. better to have and not need, than need and not have. You can return stuff afterwards if you don't use it, or save it for the next situation.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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For those of you worried about the pending hurricane threat to San Antonio... just exercise daily common sense.

That is, secure your lawn furniture.. and finish your yard work. Do your part to prevent any unnecessary projectiles.

Other than that... prepare for a run of the mill power outage. That is, go to the store.. buy nonperishable foods to get you through a few days... candles... batteries... medicine.

The storm is still over 1000 miles away and a lot can change between now and this weekend. Again.. a worst case scenario for us would be one heck of a windy day.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't wish the storm on anyone else, but I really don't want it to hit here either. My poor son has a birthday this weekend. First it was 9/11 that screwed things up a bit, then Hurricane Ivan when we were in Pensacola. Now he's got a really cool day planned Saturday after last year's bust of a birthday and there's this threat. *sigh* I'm getting tired of him asking "why is MY birthday always messed up?"
Trust me, we've had the "some folks don't have birthdays, or homes, or whatever..." talk - but he is a kid!!


I gotta say, KSAT's Steve Browne is usually dead on....
100 mph winds...shoot, I'm buying some rope and water and candles!
I hope for his sake it comes in late late on sat. Poor kid!
 
Old 09-08-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Does anyone know if San Antonio has ever experienced 100mph winds before?
 
Old 09-08-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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I can hear school kids across the city hoping for sweeping power outages that force all the schools to close. Oh, and a few teachers as well.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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Originally Posted by djw View Post
I don't wish the storm on anyone else, but I really don't want it to hit here either. My poor son has a birthday this weekend. First it was 9/11 that screwed things up a bit, then Hurricane Ivan when we were in Pensacola. Now he's got a really cool day planned Saturday after last year's bust of a birthday and there's this threat. *sigh* I'm getting tired of him asking "why is MY birthday always messed up?"
Trust me, we've had the "some folks don't have birthdays, or homes, or whatever..." talk - but he is a kid!!
Awww, poor kid! I hope he gets his birthday celebration! I know it can be rescheduled, but it's not the same
A colleague of mine also has a birthday this weekend and had planned to go away, but thanks to Ike, we're all working again.

Two hurricanes in a row, a little too much like Katrina & Rita. Hopefully this one will be better.

Happy birthday to your son!
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