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Posted By thewoodlands,
Oct 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Starting Saturday looks like five days of straight wind/rain..
If it does...sounds like money well spent...ha
Hope you guys dodge this one....if not be safe out there.
I understand our model and the European models are now in agreement and the storm is being projected to hook into us. I'll be filling gas tanks and bringing wood in, it looks like. I should probably pull the saws out and sharpen them too. The woods are already a mess from Irene. This won't help matters one bit.
Dry all summer and trying to make it up in a month.
Yeah as slow as this thing is moving and with it running into a big cold front coming down to meet it life ain't gonna be fun anywhere on the East coast. And here I thought we had dodged a hurricane season for a change.
Unlike Irene, this time all the leaves are down off the trees. Might give us a break on the wind damage with this one.
Even Irene only knocked out my power for 8 hours. I'm not too worried.... Heck part of me wouldnt mind an excuse to actually use the gen.
I hope it goes out to sea. My small ranch is in the woods and the 80' oak doesn't help coming straight through the deck over the house. Will watch the weather closely next couple days, already talked with son and wife about getting a plan B figured out if the winds get too strong. Love to stay with the ship, but I got loved ones to look out for. Everybody be safe and batten down the hatches!
Getting ready to fill the water " garbage cans"..... stocked up on canned goods. Gonna buy a glass globe to replace the one I broke last week
Oy yi yi... so much to do, so little time.
My Mom called from Florida, she was worried about my firewood blowing away.
Me: Hurricane's coming.
Wife: Same backup plan as always?
Me: Yep. We pile in the Suburban and start driving due West.
Can't leave .... should be fun. Not.
We never have. It has always just been Plan B. Irene got close.
Best part is that it was given to me. I did have to spend about a half hour fixing it though.
Just don't be up in the rafters at the Met when the thing blows through Flatbed.
Looks like the weather is all tricks for Halloween.
The late weather is predicting real trouble for New England ESP. Near the coast.
Better clean all those leaves out of the gutters and drains. Get some blankets to cover the refrigerator and freezer. Fresh batteries for the radio, and have the camp stove available.
Propane bottles full?
Got a cook/camp stove that will work without power?
Fuel cans full? ( if you have a Generator.)
Few 5 gallon water jugs filled?
Good battery LED lantern & flash lights?
Some wood covered so it stays dry?
Big cooler to throw the freezer stuff in?
Canned & non perishable food?
A way to charge cell phones? (12 Volt DC one that can be used with 12 V car/atv battery)
Just a few reminders, some may be a few days with no power & closed roads.
Each home needs certain specifics, medications etc.
I hope they are not needed
Good checklist. I'd add - Got sheet plastic? 2 stroke fuel supply adequate and chainsaw's ready for action?
Let's not forget alcohol............
I think I am gonna get the wood shed filled up in the next 2 days.
With booze ????
I am wondering if this storm will wreak havoc where I am located.. Keeping an eye on the storm track as it develops.. Last hurricane I lost power for 4+ days which really sucked!
I will be. My time off next week is Wednesday night and Thursday all day. At least I'll be home for the cleanup. It will take more than a hurricane to stop the opera. We haven't canceled due to weather once in the 12 years I've been here. They did cancel for the big blizzard of '96 though.
Accu Weathers projected path from todays info.
Am I reading that right that the accuweather track indicates the storm may still be a Cat1 when the leading edge hits New England??
That seems to be what they are saying. Could be messy. They are usually downgraded to tropical storm when they get up to us.
I had a load of stone delivered this morning, my driveway tends to wash out during these big storms. I can always use it and it doesn't hurt to be prepared.
Pretty good link is here.
I like to read the forecast discussions, and I think it gets updated 3-4 times a day.