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.
I am so worried about all of you. My prayers are up for you all in the path of this monster. Please know we all care about you and are hoping for the best. God bless.
I’m tossing my meager supply of frozen and refrigerated food into a bag, packing my laptop and some clothes, and heading to my cousin’s in the far NW suburbs of Philly. He has a generator and a pool. If he has juice, I’ll work remotely from his place Monday. If not, day off. I can guarantee power will be out for a stretch where I live with all the old trees in the neighborhood.
Stocked a weeks worth of water and non perishable food (well we keep much more food than that anyways so really didn’t do anything for food)
Filled three cars with fuel, one five gallon fuel take also.
Two full propane tanks for gas grill
Withdrew $1000 in cash from the bank
Checked the functionality of the 12.5KW back up generator
Procured a new LED flashlight
Filled oil lamps
Insured I have adequate adult beverages
Lined bottom front of garage door with bags of mulch
Prepared a ready bag with essentials (meds, tools, etc)
Stocked my elderly parents with the same
Sitting back waiting for the blow by
Sounds like you are fixed.
The only thing wrong and it doesn’t hurt is that taping the windows does no good.
I was born and grew up in Florida. I remember one in the 70’s which blew down all the old oaks in my parents yard but did no damage to the house at all.
You seem well prepared... Stay safe!!
Hell yes, hunkered down in Hampstead, NC just north of Wilmington. Rain and wind, nothing to write a novel about yet.
I’m On Cape Cod.
Headin’ down to my bomb shelter right now...oops..forgot my tinfoil hat..there...that’s better...
See y’all later!!!
And BTW, if you’re thinkin’ of tryin’ to get in-DON’T. Me and my friend, Mr. Mossberg-we’re ready fer ‘ya !!!!!!!
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Fill up your bathtubs. You may have to use silicone caulk to seal the drain. You can save plenty of usable water for later if you need. Don’t forget if your plumbing goes you won’t be able to flush the toilets! Having extra water in the tubs will fill the tanks nicely and anything you don’t want sitting around too long will go bye-bye!
Also, turn the air conditioning down NOW. You should be able to get enough cool air into the house that if you lose electricity you’ll still retain the coolness. Hurricanes are usually cold but when they pass and the sun comes out it will be STEAMY and if you lose electricity for a/c it will get ugly very fast. Most only run fans and their refrigerator with a generator unless you are lucky enough to have a whole house generator backup.
LOL...hope that works out for ya!
All outside stuff secured or put in the garage.
Plenty of batteries and diesel. Cars gassed up.
Gutters cleaned. Ice stockpiled. Flashlights and candles all around. 55 gallon barrel full of water for the toilets.
2 months SHTF food already ratholed. 75 bottles of wine in the cellar. A weeks worth of cigars on site.
Am I missing anything?
Stay safe all.
Umm..you can always send it to me...
Also get extra propane for gas grills or briquets for the bbq. If your power goes out you can grill what you have in the freezer and it will last longer.
Get the cars into the garage, loosen the lines on boats if you can’t take them out of the water. If you don’t have room to store your patio furniture indoors, throw it into the pool so it doesn’t get blown around.
Trim your trees if you have overhanging branches.
Prepare for a hurricane party!
Right on the Arthur Kill separating NJ from Staten Island....Right in the path.
The Southern NJ barrier Islands will be devastated if this storm tracks as predicted.
I’m in Maryland and my husband has done most of it (Bless his heart). He fired up the generator to make sure that was working and purchased a new chain for his chain saw. I have plenty of food and extra water. Flashlights have brand new batteries, a few battery powered candles as well. Just for my own SANITY, I purchased a few items to keep the younger kids occupied in case the power goes out. For example, the girls have two little bird houses they can paint and a few other craft type items. (I fully understand that crafts aren’t for survival... Just Mom’s state of mind). Please keep safe FReepers... prayers for those near the shores. God bless!
Camp Lejeune, NC here. Have batteries, flashlights, candles. Plenty of water and food. It has been raining for hours, and the wind is starting to pick up. We have everything packed in case, but hopefully we won’t need it. We live off base, but not far, so we shall see. There is a curfew in effect starting at midnight for Onslow County. I will try to keep posting updates as long as the wifi holds out. So far no loss of power or cable.
Wow...You are ready!
I live in NH and am doing nothing it will be a windy rain storm by the time it gets here.
Please stay safe. Our prayers are with you all.
I’m on the Cape too - worried about a few old cedar trees out front ... otherwise we’re all set
Hi from Litchfield Cty - in NW CT - supposedly to be under the eye of the storm...we shall see. I bought a case of bottled water today and a couple of big candles - all the stores were out of C and D batteries. Planning to spend the night at the hospital where I work on Saturday night if things get really bad...
Had the marina on the Chesapeake pull the boat out today and put her on jackstands. Also had the canvas taken down so she would not become a kite. We gave the ok for a neighbor horse owner to bring 2 ponies to our barn for shelter. All outside furniture put away. Flags will be taken down when wind kicks up. My fingers are crossed.
Hope y’all get through it ok.
I’m in northern New Jersey (Summit area), and my sense is that the dangers related to wind and high surf are probably a bit exaggerated (storm is more likely to track to the east, and will probably not even be a hurricane by the time it reaches here) . . . but the 5-10 inches of rain is a very serious concern all over this area. We’ve had a lot of rain in recent days, and inland river/stream flooding is the biggest threat here.