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View Poll Results: Hurricane Sub-Forum Poll
Would like a Hurricane sub-forum 47 73.44%
We don't need a Hurricane sub-forum 16 25.00%
Don't care about this topic 1 1.56%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-01-2007, 12:56 PM
 
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Helpin to save the environment baby
You need them when you have no way to recharge them. They cost about 5 times as much as a regular battery and run down in half the time. Not really practical in an emergency situation. Actually I have a solar recharger that works well. The last time we were without power we used our garden solar lights. We just put them out during the day and used them inside the house at night. They worked great.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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You need them when you have no way to recharge them. They cost about 5 times as much as a regular battery and run down in half the time. Not really practical in an emergency situation. Actually I have a solar recharger that works well. The last time we were without power we used our garden solar lights. We just put them out during the day and used them inside the house at night. They worked great.
Great idea, macguy! Thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-01-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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You need them when you have no way to recharge them. They cost about 5 times as much as a regular battery and run down in half the time. Not really practical in an emergency situation. Actually I have a solar recharger that works well. The last time we were without power we used our garden solar lights. We just put them out during the day and used them inside the house at night. They worked great.

Now THAT is a very slick Idea. I usually gas up the generator, get rid of potential UFO's lawn furniture etc etc. FIll the propane tanks, you'll need a place to cook. Freeze lots of bottled water, canned foods, cash, ATM's don't work without power, cigarettes and a fresh bottle of bourbon!

I lost a house to Charley in 2004, basically you are on your own for a few days. I hate to say this but depending where you are it might not be a bad idea to have a shotgun too. Waterfront houses were looted by both land and sea down there. A warning shot can work wonders. You could hear them at night.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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So far great inputs. Lets try to keep it as an informative thread....

Tropical Storm Barry is out in the Gulf....

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT02/refresh/AL0207S_sm2+gif/204024P_sm.gif (broken link)

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT02/refresh/AL0207W5_sm2+gif/204024W_sm.gif (broken link)


Last edited by sunrico90; 06-01-2007 at 03:37 PM..
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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web site for supermarkets with generators in Florida: <b>SEARCH: GROCERY STORES WITH GENERATORS</b>: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Florida's Storm Surge Zones, Evacuation Routes and Evacuation Zones

Florida DEM Disaster Preparedness Maps
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:49 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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If it was a couple of months into the season, this could be a huge problem. As it is, it could be too low and the sea surface temperature and wind shear will not make it a problem for the United States.
Anyway, I thought I would show everyone what I am talking about regarding the impressive storm that popped off the coast of Africa last night.

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Old 06-03-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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Is there any interest here in starting a sinkhole subforum as well?
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Do you think that would be a good idea to add a hurricane sub-forum? We get a lot of questions about hurricanes and can be a very positive tool to disperse information before, during, and after a hurricane. Information is a great tool if we can get it out to the public. This could be a public service from the Forum management. Please remember that we do have hundreds of individuals that visit our Florida forum. Please vote and I will keep it open until 06/06/07 to allow all the Florida/visiting members to voice their view.

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Please place a sticky so everyone gets a chance to provide feedback...

Thank you

Sunrico90
I'm glad that they added it on here.
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Old 06-13-2007, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I'm glad that they added it on here.
I do believe this will provide a lot of info from and for all areas of the state. Great opportunity to benchmark ideas and provide assistance for others. If everyone supports and stays focus on the information giving idea we can make a great difference for others. 70% plus are supporting this forum that is great and as a group we can start making a positive input in this great concern for our great state.
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