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Old 06-28-2018, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Cambium View Post

Originally Posted by trlhiker
Like every year, I do nothing until it is forecasted to hit my area 3 to 4 days out..

But I'd push that out more. I like to prepare at least 7 days out but not do anything until 3-4 days
That doesn't work in the Houston area. Evacuations are happening 3 - 4 days out with hotels booked up. Roads are a mess because everyone wants to leave. Gas running low. People going mad stocking up on groceries. The last thing to do is run around last minute and expect to be prepared.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:41 AM
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Although I live about 150 miles inland - as the crow flies - most folks here are assuming that we may lose power for an extended length of time due to Hurricane Florence and that there will be flooding as well as downed trees. Since this is a rural area we know that it can take some time for the power company and VDOT to restore things so many will be prepared to get out there with chain saws to open up passageways on the many narrow, unpaved roads that could become blocked by downed trees.

Those without whole house generators are making sure that they have plenty of water containers filled since our wells won't pump without power. Need enough to flush toilets as well as for drinking, cooking and cleaning.

I'll be working to make sure that there are NO objects that can picked up by the wind and will stuffing the equipment shed and garage with anything that might go flying.

Unlike with winter storms at least we don't have to worry about trying to heat our homes too.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:58 AM
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:46 AM
Location: Inland FL
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Stay stocked up on gas prior. Last year after Irma, there was no gas for several days. When the supply of it finally arrived, the lines to get gas were miles long and traffic was being directed by cops. People waited hours for gasoline, no thanks. With my car, I always keep my gas tank no less than 3 quarters full to make sure I can leave and not have to stop for gas if an emergency ever arises. Often times after a hurricane, many gas stations have been damaged or are still without power so people congregate wherever gas is closest and available. In Florida, gas stations are required to have plugs for generator outlet but not necessarily required to have a generator hooked up nor even required to have a generator at all. Also despite being against the law in FL, price gauging still occurs.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:59 PM
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Hoping for a lighter than average for the upcoming season.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by movin2Reston View Post
Hoping for a lighter than average for the upcoming season.
We shall see! Hurricane Center releases their thoughts on the upcoming season towards end of May. The Pacific waters are near around weak ‘El Nino’ status (warmer waters) currently which actually affects the Atlantic in that El Nino hinders Atlantic hurricanes. But if that goes away an averge season may be likely.
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