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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2013, 10:04:56 AM »
Pouring cats and dogs here.
Matthew is on the coast near Clearwater...and it's rough over there.
Just batten down the hatches, watch movies and chill....sounds like a plan to me.
Check in and let us know you're alright.
(It's just a tropical storm but the winds are blowin mighty hard)

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2013, 01:58:22 PM »
We are getting nailed here in Sarasota County. We had tonado warnings and several touchdowns with one nearby. Our tornados are small and brief ... tree limbs car ports, pool cages. More bad cells to the south and are under watch until 10 pm.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2013, 02:23:47 PM »
Hope you all are prepared for this early storm system! Stay safe and check in when you can!
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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2013, 07:12:51 PM »
We are in the clear ... all watches and warnings have been lifted for my area.  :077

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2013, 08:05:50 PM »
The clouds have parted.
The winds have subsided.
The rain has stopped.
I saw a rainbow...
Life is good!

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2013, 02:46:42 AM »
The ark is resting on the side of the mountain.
<----- Slow ride. Take it easy.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2013, 11:30:14 AM »

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2013, 04:03:02 PM »
heard ya'll were having a few tornados in FL. Stay safe!

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2013, 08:41:33 AM »
Tropical Storm Chantal has formed

Are my fellow Floridian's prepared for the "season?"

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2013, 10:37:01 AM »
Are we ever prepared for the season?  LOL  Rain rain and more rain?   Getting ready, checking generators, gas in cans and the usual....

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2013, 12:30:42 PM »
It hasn't rained here in two days.
I like the cloudy skies as it keeps my electric bill down in the summer months.

I'm not as prepared as I need to be.
I really, REALLY need to get more canned goods, ramein noodles, etc.
We maybe have four or five canned goods in our cabinet...total.
Those being canned tuna fish.
Bottled water, we're ok on.
Batteries are ok.
Car chargers for our phones and smart pads.

We have a gas stove, gas grill and gas hot water heater.
Along with a charcoal using grill we use for smoking turkeys, ribs, pork roasts, bbq etc. and plenty of briquettes.

Our utilities are underground and that's a huge plus.
During the year of four hurricanes, we only lost power for 3 hours over the entire span.

No generator, even though that's on our list to buy the last 10 years.
All my neighbors purchased them the year of the four hurricanes and they've never used them.
Friday we were standing around gabbing and they were saying the generators are just sitting there and it seems like it's been a waste of money.
I told them it's not a waste of money should they ever lose power, they'll be thankful.
<smile>
Gotta get down and get one in the coming weeks.
At least just have it on hand just in case. 
We've had these on hand though, a stand alone LG portable air conditioner 8,000 btu (just in case something happened to our AC during the hot summer months) and we have a dorm sized refrigerator/freezer that could both be run off a generator.

We could live in one room that the generator would keep cool and keep the majority of our food from going rotten if we were to lose power for a couple of days.
 


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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2013, 09:05:13 PM »
Since we have the shop and that's our living we bought a HUGE diesel generator that can run the shop AND keep the AC, etc. on the house as well....at my little shop we have a generator that will run the fans, lights, etc. and will keep me going on my end (we have two shops, my fiance and I).  LOTS of water is on hand, and keep in mind that next Saturday is 20% off BigLots and not sure about yours but they have alot of easy prep, microwave and canned goods at mine, including canned meats, etc. so I'll be stocking the pantry on that stuff.  Gas grill, check, everything else is electric.

I don't have a strong "gut" feeling that this one will be alot to worry about, but you never know, never hurts to be prepared.  On a side note, gas cans with gas if you do have a generator....they do you no good if the gas stations have long lines and/or no electric.  It means you can't pump gas so we'll probably fill 8 5 gallon cans, that should get us through until gas stations are back up and running and lines have dissipated abit.  My first hurricanes in my life were in '04...moved here from Indiana and didn't even have the truck unpacked when the first one came through....didn't even have everything put away for Frances   LOL   Now THERE'S an experience....13 hours of watching wind and windows bow, more rain than I could handle and 4 little dogs that were sure the world was ending

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2013, 04:40:38 AM »
After over 2 weeks of no electric in middle of winter a few years ago, I'm a big advocate of having a generator.  Just be sure it's either outside or vented to outside; several people died in Oklahoma that winter from having generator in garage and not vented. :(

You probably know, but just in case, if storing gasoline be sure to put stabilizer in it.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2013, 07:04:58 AM »
Now, I admittedly don't keep up with news very well... Do you guys know something I don't? It does look like Chantal *may* come to visit, I admit. We have a generator thanks to FEMA from the 2004 hurricanes (Charley) and a window AC unit for the main part of the house. The generator won't run the central but it can do the window unit. I guess I should send DH to get water and staples and fill the gas cans if it really looks like a possbility. I do hope we're not in for a bad year.  :-(

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2013, 05:45:15 PM »
Suze I've not seen anything that indicates that we're in for a visit...we're checking things out because we've not checked things out since last season and a little preventative maintenance never hurt anything, you know what I mean?

http://www.wral.com/weather/hurricanes/page/1444534/?s=chantal&m=wu_tracking5day




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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2013, 10:40:53 AM »
My first hurricanes in my life were in '04

Not a warm welcome to Florida.
Bless your heart!

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2013, 09:52:25 PM »
Ack!
Two weeks in winter!
I'd be a big proponent of a generator, too.

We're going this weekend shopping for a generator.
There are some local sales (tropical Storm Chantal pops up and the sales on generators begin) and we'll be checking them out.
What would be perfect is a built in home generator.
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Love the automatic(ness) of the whole home built in generator.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2013, 11:54:07 AM »
Looks like Chantal poofed. :bliss

Donna, I'm definitely with ya on a built-in generator  :up but we just can't afford it right now. Plus, if it was natural gas powered we'd have to get a tank, cuz our neighborhood does not have lines.  :-(
My thought is, if we ever go that route, I want to change the water heater, stove, dryer and heat to gas to make it worth fooling with a tank. And not have the tank sitting unused for possibly years on end.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2013, 12:05:20 PM »
Looks like Chantal poofed. :bliss

Yep, woke up to that news this AM and was kinda disappointed.
Supposedly it was packing lots of rain.
We could still use lots of water/rain in FL.
It's the wind I didn't want.

We're gas here and love it, love it, love it!
I hear ya on not wanting a tank outside the house though.
The built in home generator is on my wish list for a future home if and when we build.
<fingers crosssed>
It would be easy enough to add on (minus the price ugh) since we have gas for water heater, cooking but the cost I'm not sure we could recoup when we sell.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2011 2012 2013
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2013, 02:16:50 PM »
Plus, if it was natural gas powered we'd have to get a tank, cuz our neighborhood does not have lines.  :-(
My thought is, if we ever go that route, I want to change the water heater, stove, dryer and heat to gas to make it worth fooling with a tank. And not have the tank sitting unused for possibly years on end.

You do NOT want to go anywhere near propane. PERIOD. And you surely don't want to start messing with propane appliances. Propane is ridiculously expensive number 1, some appliances hot water heaters especially are NOT convertible from propane to natural gas, and you are at the whim of propane delivery. In the middle of a disaster if your tank takes a hit, and they can't get down your road with a big truck you're screwed. Take it from somebody who lives out in the "country" and paid to have natural gas lines pulled in so he could get rid of propane.

Another thing when the guy fills you tank up he sticks his hand out for the 400 gallons times $2.50 to $3.00 per gallon. 1000-1500 bucks a whack to fill that tank up.

  

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