Skip to comments.Hurricane Irene (Are you in the path?)
Posted on 08/26/2011 4:44:29 PM PDT by NYTexan
If you are affected by the storm approaching, please tell us what you have done to prepare for it.
And keep us updated as it comes your way.
Hi from CT, in New England!
Have gotten early this morning my batteries and also clean a number of jugs to hold water.
"THIS IS NOT LONDON...
LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT!"
I am in Louisburg, NC. Generators are all fueled up, have had their oil changed, and I have a stockpile of gasoline. My cord for the water pump is out and ready to connect :)
I’ve got some pasta, rice, pasta sauce, turkey burgers, and cans of chili.
It’s already getting very windy here.
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Nice thread! High & dry here in WI, but I have east-coast friends & family, so Prayers Up for you all.
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Full tank of gas in the car. Car parked on side of house, away from trees.
Windows taped, sleeping accomodations in basement.
Canned food, powdered milk, some water, some mre’s in case effects of hurricane go for more than a week. (Public water will hopefully not give out.)
Fingers on both hands crossed, hoping that Ms. Irene’s hormones go back to normal.
(Am I missing something?)
Might be parking car in large parking lot in case local street is blocked by trees.
...got all the stuff off my balcony
stocked up on batteries,water,coffee...tomorrow get some gas in the car (fill it) I’m freezing ice packs to put in a cooler if things go dark tomorrow night...*smiles*...other than that.....hunker down
“(Am I missing something?)”
First aid kit - juist in case?
Provisions of a alcohol-related nature - Rebel Yell, Budweiser, Johnnie Walker Red?
Metrowest Boston — went to the store and bought a bunch of stuff that didn’t need refrigeration or cooking (I have an electric stove). Now I find out that by the time it gets here, Irene will be a tropical storm. So I’m thinking that it’e less likely I’ll be without power for an extended period.
Problem now is what do I do with all that beef jerky I bought that I won’t be needing? I don’t even like beef jerkey.
CT on the coast — eye of the storm...ready to rock...MREs, water...batteries..
You can rehydrate the beef jerky in some broth and use it as a soup base. :-)
In Richmond, VA, bought some extra mantles for the gas lanterns. Have lots of rice and canned stuff. Probably not more than a thousand rounds of ammo, unless you count .22’s. A couple 20 lb. jugs of propane so we can boil water and whatnot. Need to park the vehicles in the field next door in case a tree or two comes down.
No other preparation for the over-hyped tropical storm.