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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:30 PM
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PSA for the East Coast
Irene looks bad, if you need to get out, get out.

But chiefly turn in to your LOCAL nooz sources. Oh and since it looks like it will affect areas rarely affected...NYC comes to mind...if you have not done so...stock up.
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Harmony Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:31 PM
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1. Water is the #1 priority to stock up on
Very, very important.

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:33 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. Water, food, radio
In that order.

And for at least three days

If you need meds right by the water actually.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:42 PM
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11. Good advice, often people not used to this stuff take water for granted, and
also about the meds, etc. I wonder how much of the underground electrical is not really protected much against flooding. I've lived places that even where protected we lost power during just really heavy rains. Also probably a good time to avoid elevators for awhile if possible.

Someone just told me there's another hurricane warning building out in the Atlantic someplace.



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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:45 PM
Response to Reply #11
18. Especially in areas that have not really been hit in a few decades
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:53 PM
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24. We always have massive power outages down here -
most of our wires are not underground because we are below sea level. During Ike our neighborhood was lucky and came back on line in a week, and we were an early one. Others were out for several weeks.

Flooding and loss of electricity would be my concern for many on the coast. We are about 25 miles from the coast here in the south Houston suburbs, and in a mandatory evacuation zone. We leave - it's just not worth the headaches (especially with kids).
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:49 PM
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84. And lots of batteries for those radios!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:31 PM
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2. Get your booze and smokes now ...
you'll thank yourself later.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:34 PM
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5. Absolutely. Important stuff first, every time.
:rofl:
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:05 PM
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30. The bar is stocked and the humidor is full ...
I'm ready.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #30
34. Well, just in case, I'm heading for the Jiffy Mart for emergency
supplies of Cheetos and Slim Jims. Might as well pick up some batteries, too, and maybe a couple of magazines to while away the time.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:46 PM
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19. And charcoal, so you can grill up all the defrosting burgers and shrimp
and whatnot in the freezer after the power goes out... :)
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:59 PM
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Liquor store first for beer/booze/ice
Then the grocery store - for pete's sake remember the bottled water and charcoal if you have a grill - then batten down the hatches. That's what we did the day before Gloria was supposed to hit Boston in '85 back when I was in law school. The storm blew itself out over Lawn Guyland but the entire university was closed that Friday. The beer, burgers and hot dogs were all put to good use partying all day.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:23 PM
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46. LOVE Lawn Guyland!!!
Grew up there; gone since college, so don't remember Gloria, but do recall couple H.S. days off due to SOME storm.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:14 PM
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39. +1 n/t
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:55 PM
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87. We live in tornado alley
First thing I grab when the sirens go off is a good bottle of wine, then head for the lower decks.

Hope all DUers on the east coast will take care and be safe! Keep us posted!

:toast: :grouphug:
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:54 AM
Response to Reply #87
98. +1
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:33 PM
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3. What are the odds that any East Coaster who is on DU isn't
Edited on Thu Aug-25-11 01:34 PM by MineralMan
already following the local news on this storm? I'd think everyone on DU is already keeping an eye on the news. :shrug:
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:38 PM
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7. Some people just can't
do anything until they are prompted by the self anointed. I might be wrong.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:43 PM
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13. I never over estimate the number of people that I "think" would do what I would do.
No need to be a thread killer here.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:50 PM
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23. And I never underestimate the intelligence of DUers when it comes
to their own recognition of things that are happening near them. I mean, there have been many threads on this storm and its potential dangers already here. I have no doubt that DUers in the danger areas already are aware of the risks and will be monitoring local sources for accurate information and advice. Seriously.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:14 PM
Response to Reply #23
38. May I suggest the ingore thread if this bothers you so much?
Serious.

In the best meaning possible.

See INGORE THREAD will make your life that much more enjoyable.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #38
42. You may suggest anything you choose.
I was already aware of the Hide Thread option, thanks. As for what makes my life more enjoyable, I find that I'm more than capable of deciding that for myself, thanks.

Serious.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:21 PM
Response to Reply #42
45. Then why complaint when you open a thread
you obviously do not enjoy?

here,



Or perhaps this... will be more enjoyable?



Have a good day...

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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:15 PM
Response to Reply #3
40. Logical assumption, MM, but you know that not all DUers ARE logical!
:hi:
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:27 PM
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48. Can't speak for the whole east coast, but
we here in the New York City area rarely glance at the news. It's not like we're a big media center or anything. ;)
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:37 PM
Response to Reply #48
62. I know. No local TV stations or radio. What a desert for news!
Still, people should be able to get some information locally, even there.... :rofl:
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:30 PM
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54. Well, it's a discussion forum. We're here to discuss-iate schtuff
:beer:
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #3
77. One could wager that many old and young or otherwise distracted
from media may be neighbors, friends, family, etc of DUers.

The availability and content of "local" news is irregular in rural and remote areas.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:50 PM
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85. They still have news in rural or remote areas?
On a serious note that is an actual issue with consolidation. The famous story of a train wreck with a hazmat situation and the local station that had canned programing from Houston that the cops had to break in to transmit info is the anecdotal most famous one.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:36 PM
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6. Here is a good thread from earlier today if you are going to batten the hatches and ride it out -
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

There is a lot to do to prepare - water and non-perishable food is part of it. I'd suggest looking at that thread for some great tips.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:39 PM
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9. Yep, just kicked and recced that one
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Harmony Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:50 PM
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22. Who are the ninja unrecers for this thread
Show yourselves! This is very serious! :(
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:56 PM
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25. Tell us why it's great
I want an explanation from the "ninja" reccers.
How does it outshine the other 20 threads on the subject? It's nothing more than redundant.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #25
29. +10
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:58 PM
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26. That's the weird thing about hurricanes. I know some folks think TWC
hypes up these events for ratings, and maybe they do, but it's still serious stuff. Obviously it's frustrating to not know if it will hit, but by the time you know it will be too late. So, given the models I would prepare. At the very least clean up your yard and get some gallons of water and maybe some batteries from the store, and then pray it goes out to sea.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #22
33. I post they will unrec
they are children, go ahead unrec to your heart's content...

It really matters little if I posted about the color of the sky or cute kittens, they will unrec, that's what they do.

Though I am a liberal user or the alert button... for those who do post personal attacks.

:-)

I stopped engaging them a while back... it can't be done.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:13 PM
Response to Reply #33
36. It's not about you.
It's the content, or lack of content. I've told you that before. I rec your threads when they deserve it. It's easier for you to demonize and attack, rather than admit that you mostly post non-great stuff.
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:34 PM
Response to Reply #36
59. Non-great is putting it kindly.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #59
61. It was a struggle
Many other terms came to mind.
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tgal Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #36
60. I would say that same thing
about your posts.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:42 PM
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63. I don't care
That's the difference. I don't think everything I post is great, or that anybody has to agree with me. It's just my opinion and you are welcome to think of it what you want.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:38 PM
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71. I often rec yours nadin but lack of content here doesn't deserve greatest status.
It happens.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:45 PM
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72. Alas you are not who I am talking about
I unrec a few threads myself...

I am talking of a group, small as it may be, that will unrec cute kitten threads...yes I have done that test to prove the point.

I find the behavior childish to be honest.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:48 PM
Response to Reply #72
74. I know. Just explaining why I unreced.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:38 PM
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70. I unrec'd because didn't think it belonged on greatest page, unlike this other thread that gives
more helpful info. "beware, watch the news" isn't one for greatest page.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:39 PM
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8. Jeff Masters says it will be worst one since 1938.That is indeed impressive.
His blog today has some interesting information, recommend it.
Most interesting are the links to the Storm Surge maps;


Irene is capable of inundating portions of the coast under 10 - 15 feet of water, to the highest storm surge depths ever recorded. I strongly recommend that all residents of the mid-Atlantic and New England coast familiarize themselves with their storm surge risk. The best source of that information is the National Hurricane Center's Interactive Storm Surge Risk Map, which allows one to pick a particular Category hurricane and zoom in to see the height above ground level a worst-case storm surge may go. If you prefer static images, use wunderground's Storm Surge Inundation Maps


http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.ht...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:40 PM
Response to Reply #8
10. The surge is going to be epic
From what we know...indeed

:hi:
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:42 PM
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12. I'm hoping like hell that my extremely pregnant...
sister and her family are getting out of dodge. They're a block from the beach in Jersey.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:43 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. I hope they are too
Riding this while pregnant is not a good idea.

:hug:
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Harmony Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #12
17. Highly recommend you give them a call
Too see what plans they have.

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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:27 PM
Response to Reply #17
79. They're going to my mom's...
she's about 10 miles inland. I wish they would get my grandparents and caravan to PA to my other sister's house...but I'm sure they won't.
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:43 PM
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14. Make sure to fill your tank now.
If you have any extra gas containers, fill them as well.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:44 PM
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16. I'm all ready for Irene!
I just bought one of those Everready charger batteries for my cell phone - they actually do work.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:48 PM
Response to Reply #16
21. I'd worry more about gallons of water and ready-to-eat soup
:) But you've probably read the other threads and have everything under control. Stay safe!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #21
31. 2 cases of Poland Spring bottled water and 3 jugs of Poland Spring
Plus I've got about 5 pitchers in my house - filling those all up with tap water. It'll be just me at the house, along with my 2 cats (I have one rubbermaid container filled with dry food along with one more unopened bag along with 20 cans of wet food and plenty of litter).

I'm anal retentive about these things.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:13 PM
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37. Sounds like you're ready to go. Hope the kitties aren't too scared -
we finally got a thunderstorm here this afternoon and I finally put my 90 lb. dog in his crate so he'd calm down. The bugger nearly bit me when I tried to put his "storm vest" on so that wasn't very helpful. :)

But he's calm in his crate with a few treats - went right to sleep. Hopefully will be the same for you and your furry friends this weekend. Good luck!
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #37
43. Congrats on the ran - wish I could divert some of our ran down your way
They say Philadelphia is about to break the record for most rain in August and the month isn't even completed yet.
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lindysalsagal Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:33 PM
Response to Reply #31
80. You sound like me;lol! n/t.
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #16
52. What kind of charger is that, Lynne? And who carries them?
TIA.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #52
56. You can get them at any electronics store
Edited on Thu Aug-25-11 02:34 PM by nadinbrzezinski
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #56
67. Thanks, Nadin!
:hi:
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #67
68. You welcome, they are in my list of things to get
for a quake kit... I think the solar backpack should be my choice. Pack it with supplies...

:-)
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:43 PM
Response to Reply #52
81. I can't believe
how long it took me to realize that I should keep a "wall plug charger" for my cell phone in my pocketbook. That dawned on me when I was in the hospital and the bananas hospital phone system in the rooms would only allow outgoing calls to certain area codes.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:46 PM
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20. K&R
Thanks for posting. I have a daughter in Manhattan and have been feeding her information all day long on this. Hopefully she will make all needed preparations.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:59 PM
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28. For ya
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 01:58 PM
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27. Thank goodness, at last someone to warn us of impending danger. nt
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #27
32. Really. Why doesn't the media cover these emergencies and tell
local residents what they should be doing? Oh...wait...

Team Coverage on The Impending Storm! Tune in at 5,6, and 10!
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #32
44. I'd cut her some slack on this one MM,
it's a scary looking storm and not the type of weather they are used to in the NY area. I know there have been a lot of threads on this (I had one yesterday) ... but some are filled with some great tips from people who have been through this several times.

I'm still praying it will turn and go out to sea - that's the best case scenario. But currently all models are moving inland.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:23 PM
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47. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator.
 
elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:13 PM
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35. Thanks. **Delta allowing reservation changes/cancellations
in the 'zone.' Just saw on Weather Channel.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:15 PM
Response to Reply #35
41. I am not surprised
thanks
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:28 PM
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49. We'll be fine. Just very bored if the power goes out.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #49
50. lol - yes, I think my kids would have a very hard time without Wii -
they might have to *gasp* read a book or something. :)
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #49
53. Do you have a couple books?
It is a good way to pass the time... also it is an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors.
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #53
57. That was fast! Unfortunately, I'm not much of a reader.
I wish we had a gigantic version of one of those brooms that they use for that Irish sport where they slide that puck thing into a circle, so that we could mop-guide the hurricane out to sea.
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:30 PM
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51. This guy is ready for Hurricane Irene....
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:32 PM
Response to Reply #51
55. I need to wash my eyes now
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 02:34 PM
Response to Reply #55
58. Whoever that guy is... he's hilarious...
there's quite a few pics on the web of that guy (wearing briefs or banana-hammocks) and playing with his guns. Cracks me up everytime.
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:11 PM
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64. Gas stations may run out of gas
Whenever there is a mass evacuation, there is a danger that gas stations will run out of gas. That is because everyone goes to top off their tanks, and new deliveries may not be able to get through.
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JPZenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:15 PM
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65. Look for things that could be picked up by the wind and cause damage
During very high winds, many items can be picked up and cause severe injury or damage. For example, storage sheds can be picked up and flung into houses. Look for things that are outside that could be picked up by the wind and put them in a garage or some place similar.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:33 PM
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69. Also, gas stations can't pump if the power is out so fill up the car and
get more than 1 fill for your portable generator. 3 years ago we had a severe ice storm in SW NH and power was out in my area for 2 weeks. People who had portable generators couldn't get their gas can refilled because of the outage.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:20 PM
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66. I rate Irene as irate.
It won't be a good night with Irene.
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 05:20 PM
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78. Ha. :)
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:47 PM
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73. I have been trying to tune into the news when I am not working,
but during the day at work I check into DU, and I have really appreciated the advice from people who have actually been through hurricanes - especially numerous hurricanes - because I tend to be one of those people who just think the media is overreacting.

Just as I am not used to earthquakes, I am not used to hurricanes and from what people have said here I now realize it's not just a big storm with a lot of wind, it can be much more dangerous than that. Because of the feedback I have received from people with greater experience, I am taking things more seriously and making preparations. I may not have to evacuate because I am in a pretty safe part of the city, but I will listen to people instead of thinking that I know best, because I don't.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 03:51 PM
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75. Check with the city to make sure you are not in the flood zone
for a storm surge. The last of this hit in 1938...

And this is a VERY BASIC list

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Yes as basic as they get. But it goes into what is it 3 days worth of water.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 04:13 PM
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:46 PM
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82. I had a feeling this spring that NYC would get a hurricane this year. Looks like my gut was right.
:(
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:48 PM
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83. Of note this is the second 100 event in less than 10 years
the other is Katrina... (And I hope the weather folks miss the 100 year event for this one by the way)
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:07 PM
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92. I guessed it was going to be the K storm, so i was 2 off.
Using a name so similar to the retired Katrina, "Katia" is tempting fate too much.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:09 PM
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93. Well I just hope they are wrong, to be honest.
And all this is just a civil defense exercise.

:-)

Plan for worst, hope for best.
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markpkessinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:49 PM
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97. It might be a 100 year event . . .
. . . and then again, it might not. Wise to take precautions, though.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:51 PM
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86. Find your old phone that does not require
electricity
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:01 PM
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88. Yup... upthread mentioned the solar backpacks
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:03 PM
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90. A DUer showed me a hot water solar camp shower a few years
ago and we ordered two -fabulous.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:04 PM
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91. Ohh that sounds divine
even for just camping/
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:10 PM
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94. You never heard of those?
Disaster manager?

God too funny.

Obviously you are alerting on anyone who dares question your experience.

But thanks for the laughs anyway.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:43 PM
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95. Here
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:46 PM
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96. Here is another thing you can get at your local
camping store that is great... in a disaster, a cold night, a camping event...


metalized emergency blankets...


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Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 08:02 PM
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89. K&R
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