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Old 09-10-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Even if you are in Central Texas and not on the coast, we surely will have some nasty weather, potential power outages/flooding/hail
So what are yall doing in preparation?

Just asking so I can get an idea, for things i may not have thought of, when i am off Friday runnin' around doing errands.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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I'm not doing anything. I hope it pours like crazy the whole weekend and gives us a much needed break from the heat. Actually I had planned a full weekend working in the yard but I won't be broken hearted if it rains to keep me from it another week.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
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well, what i meant, was not in terms of activities..but to prepare for the storm in terms of what to have handy, stock up on, etc

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I'm not doing anything. I hope it pours like crazy the whole weekend and gives us a much needed break from the heat.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:55 PM
 
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well, what i meant, was not in terms of activities..but to prepare for the storm in terms of what to have handy, stock up on, etc
Yes, I know that's what you meant and the first part of my post answered the question ("I'm not doing anything"). I really don't think any preparation is necessary in central Texas.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: North of DFW
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Belle,
Just watched the news at 6 and they said Tyler could have 8 inches of rain and 90 mile an hour wind......!!!!!! They also said DFW could have hurricane force winds and lots of rain. I'm going to go buy some extra batteries just in case we lose electric...and we surely will with 90 mile an hour winds...we may need to use the flashlights at night to get around. It's too dang dark out in the country when you have electic...and when you don't have lights .....it's really dark! We have about 40 mature pines in our yard....some over 60 ft. tall.....YIKES! If the lights go out for to long...we may be grilling fools in order not to lose everything in the freezer! LOL!

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Old 09-10-2008, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Dallas usually gets 1 or 2 good wind storms per year with 60+ mile per hour gusts. I doubt Ike will be over that when it hits Dallas. No prepping for the storm but I will have the roofer on speed dial after it passes to replace the 3 dozen shingles that will blow off my roof for the umpteenth time.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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We aren't going overboard, but making sure that the yard is picked up so that the wind doesn't blow anything into the house or windows.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
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Must be gonna be bad, they cancelled college football! The Texas vs Arkansas has been moved from this Saturday, to Sept 27th.

Guess I'll: fill the truck up (plus the cans), get some propane for the grill (plus the coleman), half dozens cases of water (plus gatorade) and some extra bread. Maybe more antiseptic.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Must be gonna be bad, they cancelled college football! The Texas vs Arkansas has been moved from this Saturday, to Sept 27th.

Guess I'll: fill the truck up (plus the cans), get some propane for the grill (plus the coleman), half dozens cases of water (plus gatorade) and some extra bread. Maybe more antiseptic.
The National Weather Service is predicting Ike will be a Cat 2 when it tracks over Shiner on Friday Night.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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yeah i reckon im just thinking about the very very basic things. for instance, i am skeered of driving in bad weather, esp heavy rain. afraid of hydroplaning, losing control, poor visibility, but mostly, of other drivers who drive too fast in the rain...and next thing ya know, that quick trip into town to HEB to get some diet cokes or dog food, ends up me being in the ER, victim of an MVC (motor vehicle crash)..i have been an ER nurse too long, so i think that way too much.
so basic things being, having extra dog food around, cokes or whatever i want to drink, toilet paper, matches/lighters, candles, and a few batteries for my lanterns, any toiletries..that kinda thing..
i expect after friday, to probably not drive anywhere till monday for work. and dont want my dogs starving. and dont want to sit in the dark by myself.


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Yes, I know that's what you meant and the first part of my post answered the question ("I'm not doing anything"). I really don't think any preparation is necessary in central Texas.
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