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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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If you are in Irene's path.....

Go buy some Fuel and supplies!
After Katrina, we could not buy gas at all and had no power for 2 weeks!
I swore next time, I would have 10 full gas cans for the next one.

Get earplugs tooit helps not to hear all those beeping smoke detector batteries running down!
That is all we could hear at night with nothing running on A/C

hang in there
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Old August 25th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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i just topped off my defender, disco and two gerry cans. i have 60 MRE meals and ready to rock and roll!
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Old August 25th, 2011, 08:33 PM
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I just got back from the store with two cases of Stella cans.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 08:41 PM
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Its not that bad. I have a friend with about 200 gallons of regular unleaded that's no biggie. Need to get some cash and booze i got plenty of stuff i can do to the rover in the garage. Hurricane Floyd hit us pretty hard years ago and it was liveable.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 08:50 PM
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Its not that bad. I have a friend with about 200 gallons of regular unleaded that's no biggie. Need to get some cash and booze i got plenty of stuff i can do to the rover in the garage. Hurricane Floyd hit us pretty hard years ago and it was liveable.
i should have ordered parts to install during the storm........damn
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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:37 PM
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Meh, been through this before, probably won't be the last for me either.

Vehicles are full, pantry is full, water containers are all full and stuffed in the freezer.

Just need to move some stuff out of the basement, and shove the lawn furniture in the shed.

Will be a fun weekend though, that's for sure.

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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:40 PM
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just hung my Hurricane flags in front of the house (borrowed from the Coast Guard about 10 years ago ....) topping off all the families gen-sets, topping off the water, gas, diesel, and some munchies.


My flaming left wing lawyer neighbor who is anti gun, anti republican, anti common sense, just came over to see if I am prepared.

I pointed him to the guns, the garden, the deep freezer, the booze, and my camping stove, and sump pump and told him R U ready for FEMA to save your ass

I guess he will be coming over for dinner on Sunday.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 10:41 PM
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Checked our generator (it's working)
Vehicles are topped up and have a couple extra cans to fill up tomorrow. Planning on staying unless ordered to evac. To add to the drama my baby girl is getting baptized on Sunday.

Since I have the day off tomorrow I'll be going to the local BJs warehouse to get even more crap.

My house is bombproof (17 in thick walls all the way up to the roofline - thanks to fine Italian craftsmanship in the 50s

My worry is docked in the backyard but it will be prepped as best as I can. May spiderweb the lines across the canal with my neighbor.

Hope it's not too bad!
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Old August 25th, 2011, 10:57 PM
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Snorkel is on - check
12 pack of Genesee beer - check
Put life vest around Gus - check

Why would anyone want to miss two natural disasters in one week!
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Old August 25th, 2011, 11:13 PM
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I remember Isabel, my boat was docked at a marina with floating pier and 16' pilon, a friend was at a regular marina and his boat ended up on top of the pier ( 45' MY ).

Another friend an I rode the storm at sea was fun until the main part of the storm hit us, spend couple of hours twin screwing to put the bow up storm

Isabel was a Cat 1 they say this one will hit us a Cat 2 at a minimum

Get that boat out of the water or make sure you call your agent to make it agreed value



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Checked our generator (it's working)
Vehicles are topped up and have a couple extra cans to fill up tomorrow. Planning on staying unless ordered to evac. To add to the drama my baby girl is getting baptized on Sunday.

Since I have the day off tomorrow I'll be going to the local BJs warehouse to get even more crap.

My house is bombproof (17 in thick walls all the way up to the roofline - thanks to fine Italian craftsmanship in the 50s

My worry is docked in the backyard but it will be prepped as best as I can. May spiderweb the lines across the canal with my neighbor.

Hope it's not too bad!
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Old August 25th, 2011, 11:22 PM
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I remember Isabel, my boat was docked at a marina with floating pier and 16' pilon, a friend was at a regular marina and his boat ended up on top of the pier ( 45' MY ).

Another friend an I rode the storm at sea

Isabel was a Cat 1 they say this one will hit us a Cat 2 at a minimum

Get that boat out of the water or make sure you call your agent to make it agreed value
I'll check the boatyard where I haul it for the winter but if by tomorrow noon they determine it will be a cat 1 over Long Island (what they are predicting it to be) it's staying in. It's insured.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:10 AM
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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:15 AM
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My place on the Eastern Shore sits roughly 6 feet above MHW. It's waterfront property. When Isabel hit us, there was 2 feet of water in the garage. That wrecked a lot of stuff that my Mom had stored in there. The house, being three feet higher had no water damage except for the AC/heat unit that sits on the ground outside.
The barn will certainly get some water in it. I'm planning on three to four feet, as it is lower than the house/garage. The high high tide will occur just about the time Irene is in Maryland; about two AM Sunday.
The real high water probably won't come until the next day or even tuesday as the water draining from 5 states tries to funnel out the mouth of the Chesapeake. Sucks.
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My worry is docked in the backyard but it will be prepped as best as I can. May spiderweb the lines across the canal with my neighbor.
I see you are tied to the pilings. We rode out Bob in our hurricane hole. There was a 12' storm surge, and we watched a boat that was tied to its dock float up and over the pilings. The dock, boat still attached, ended up on the owner's lawn right in front of the picture window.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 08:42 AM
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I'm usually not a betting type, but I'd put a twenty up that says we get at least one more like Irene this season.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:10 AM
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I see you are tied to the pilings. We rode out Bob in our hurricane hole. There was a 12' storm surge, and we watched a boat that was tied to its dock float up and over the pilings. The dock, boat still attached, ended up on the owner's lawn right in front of the picture window.
Hurricane Gloria was a bad one for LI if I recollect. Fish on the lawn but boats were okay.

I'm currently on a list to be hauled but it's a long one.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 09:18 AM
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I'm currently on a list to be hauled but it's a long one.
Only worthwhile if you are on 6 foot jackstands or on high ground. Otherwise your boat, instead of being tied off will be free floating when the water comes four feet over the bulkheads.
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Power will be out for several weeks for many. Thankful that the weather isn't freezing cold.
Think I'll bring the chainsaws and the Bandit Chipper home to Kensington from the Eastern Shore.
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