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Old 06-24-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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He is the link to the 2007 preparation guide, very useful...

//www.city-data.com/forum/hurri...ne-season.html
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Naples, Fl. w/change
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Default Here We Go Again...

A few years back I bought quite a bit of camping equipment. Most of all bed rolls, propane for the grill. Keep large plastic garbage bags for pillows etc. Most of all rubber boots that's a big must. In fact rubber boots for the whole family. Not just for whatever is in the water, but electrical wires that might be down. Some that are heavy duty and high enough. Mosquito repellent, some screening in case you have to live it out in your car. Duck tape to tape the screen around your open car windows, for ventilation. I always keep a couple rolls of D tape in the car. A few brown lunch bags in case I hyperventilate (panic attack). I breath into the bag. To much carbon dioxide and not enough oxygen. Of course radios and plenty of batteries. Reading material, fresh fruit. Good Luck to Everybody!
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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...Most of all rubber boots that's a big must. In fact rubber boots for the whole family. Not just for whatever is in the water, but electrical wires that might be down. Some that are heavy duty and high enough.... Good Luck to Everybody!
That's a great idea, I never thought of that- in spite of the fact I got stuck in a flood in Broward sloshing through knee-deep water, wow, sure could've used some rubber boots in that mess.

Here's something that I don't often see on lists of storm supplies - we're always told to stock up on flashlight n' radio batteries - but it's a good idea to have a spare flashlight bulb as well. They can burn out.

Candles were mentioned before, but I'm leery of using them. The problem is, they are the leading cause of hurricane-related fires, and often the water pressure is down, so if one blows over, it can be hard to put the fire out.


I personally don't like the dark (gives me vertigo, what's up with that?) so we have battery-powered lanterns. They gave decent lighting when we were without power for a week (UGH!) after Jeanne in '04.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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What does evacuation zone B mean? What kind of tornados usually come from these hurricanes? Are they usually weak?
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Miami
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What does evacuation zone B mean? What kind of tornados usually come from these hurricanes? Are they usually weak?
If you are in one of those zones A B and C it is because these areas are low lying and so are prone to storm surge or flooding. They usually have mandatory evacuate for these areas for a Cat 1 storm. All of Miami Beach, East of Biscayne, East of US1 (not all though) and East of Old Cutler are in these zones.

As to the tornado question, usually small fast moving tornadoes. They can do a lot of damage in the Cat 3+ storms. The upper right quadren (sp???) is usually where they are located in "the dirty side" of a hurricane.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Well.....we have lanterns, batteries, crank flashlights and regular, crank radio- LOL it's the funniest thing, portable TV, generator, 5-5 gallon gas tanks which we can put in the cars if not needed for the generator, 3 propane tanks for the BBQ, a couple of those survival boxes you get at Costco, tons, tons, tons of canned food, TONS of pet food, everybody is up-to-date with shots and tags, and all the tools in creation.

I'm in Miami but I got both sides of the house shuttered up and only half of the back sliding door is unshuttered and the front of the house. I'd rather be safe than sorry. If it is going to get really bad tomorrow, all the patio furniture will get put away and everything else gets tied down (like the big planters) to the gates and cbs columns.

My house is from 1956 and it is solid, even the roof and trusses are something else so I feel ok. I do have a list of pet-friendly hotels just in case too.

Well guys......hope everyone rides this one out in good spirits!
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Crestview, FL
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Question sticky post for hurricane preparations?

It seems that I saw a sticky post here today about what to do, as in what to stockpile, what you need to protect etc regarding riding out a hurricane at home. Ive done 4 searches of this forum and cant find it , have I lost my mind? , watch who you ask that question.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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You know it seems like I saw one a good while back so perhaps we are both going off the deep end or there actually was some post like that. It was after, (actually during), Gustav, when I started my own list. We were sitting there wishing we had something or another and I said, "that's it I'm making a list to keep from year to year." Since then I've refined the list, knocking some things off and adding others, but it sure has helped with keeping organized. I have two separate lists; one for me and one for Hubby. My list is for evacuating to my mom's house, (not too far from here but away from the surge), and Hubby's list is for a first responder. Believe it or not, his list is much shorter.

One of the things that I like about my list is that it is personalized and comes from past experiences. For example everyone knows that they need batteries, but do you know size and how many? I have a hurricane box with a radio, flashlights, etc., so I wrote down the battery size and how many each item would take. So now instead of the usual scramble to find the radio to check on size, it's on my list and I just put a new set in the box every year. The other thing I love about my list is that I took the time to write down each and every item I want to "save." Instead of writing, pictures, I put down 3 boxes of pictures in spare room, one brown photo album in living room, great great grand parent's photo on wall in hallway. That way I don't forget anything important to me. I remember with Katrina how nervous I was packing to evacuate; a month later I remember standing there with an old stained up white tee shirt and wondered what the heck was I thinking when I packed that. I had all those nice clothes I could have packed and there I was a month later pitching all my formerly nice clothes to the curb, but I had saved a rag.

It pays to do all your thinking ahead of time because when the big one is heading your way, you seriously can't think of everything you need to do. My list is long and detailed, but when I have to do the hurricane dance again, this time around, I won't be kicking myself as I sit with 300 other people for 8 hours trying to replace my birth certificate.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:27 AM
 
Location: OCNJ and or lower Florida keys
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I boarded up the windows and doors shut the water off and went to Philly for hurricane season!! be back the last week of october fo Fantasy Fest!
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Miami,FL
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how do you find out if you are in an evacuation zone?
the county u live in should tell u, they normally will bombard ur mail box with how to get ready in a hurricane even if u don't live in a zone they will still send u stuff. but if your country is'nt as pro active as mine is(miami-dade co)then just go to your county website and check there maps if u don't live within 6 miles of the coast u r GENERALLY okay.
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