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Thread: Hurricane Tips

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    Senior Member Bamagal's Avatar
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    Having seen my fair share and prepared for the same here are a few Hurricane tips for my friends in the NE.

    1.Start making ice. Store Cubes in ziplock bags. Make Blocks of ice in plastic containers.

    2.Charge laptops and cell phones

    3.Get a non electric can opener

    4. Bathtub full of water. (if water system goes out at least you can flush the toilet)

    5. Move garbage cans and patio furniture. Anything that will blow around. (Flower pots etc)

    6. Fill propane tanks for grill or stock up on charcoal. If you lose power, don't try to save your freezer, eat out of it. (Don't rush to the store to buy food!!)

    7.Blue Tarps for covering damaged roofs and nails or staple guns to attach it.

    8. Locate and put in a safe place all of your homeowner insurance papers, phone numbers.

    9. Cash a check. If power goes out so does the ATM

    10. Fill car with gas. It takes electricity to run gas pumps.

    11. Turn your refrigerator and freezer to a cooler level now in anticipation of power outages.

    12. Candles are not safe. Visit a camping store and purchase battery operated lanterns. Look for table top propane stove. I have one that works off a canister the size of a hairspray bottle, called Mr. Stove. It's great!

    13. Make sure you have a good pair of work gloves for the cleanup and a good first aid kit for minor cuts and scrapes.

    14.Lots of adult beverages help too!!

    15. Tornados spin off of hurricanes. Stay away from windows, in the center part of your house.

    Good luck and stay safe!! You are in my prayers.

    I hope others add to this list!!

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    Thank you.

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    Making a list now!

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    Fill a couple of large trash cans with water for flushing, washing dishes, a different one for rinsing hair.
    battery operated fan and tv and radio.
    get bleach if you think you may get water in.
    Lift furniture up on large cans.
    Put those important papers into a ziplock bag.
    have a place to meet in case of people missing.
    Have one relative out of the way to be a contact person.
    get powdered and canned milk.
    bug spray!
    If they say GO, you GO, your life is in danger.

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    Thanks--the tips are very helpful.

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    Wonderful tips.

    Also have a Go bag ready in case it's time to leave right now.

    http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html

    http://www.ci.mil.wi.us/ImageLibrary..._checklist.pdf

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    Great advice. Thank you for taking the time to share. I am in New Mexico right now, but praying for all of you in the path.

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    Don't forget pets, their meds and food and water. I have 5 cats and 2 dogs. Leases and bowls are in the car. We have 5 large kennels with small square containers in each with litter in them for each cat- they don't travel well or together :) Also everyone always laughs at me but I have a cute notebook with info on each animal and shot records, micro chip info along with pictures names and other valuable info. The pet sitter uses it to keep track of everyone when we are away and I take it with me if we evacuate.

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    Thanks to everyone for the terrific tips. I've never been around a major hurricane. We usually only get the tail ends after they've blown out over the ocean on the way up the coast.

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    I like the part about the adult beverages!! Can you recommend any in particular??

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