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Old 08-29-2019, 06:35 AM
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It looks like Florida will take a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian. I have bought groceries and water.

Now, I'm off to refill the propane tank and get gas for the car. Supermarkets, home improvement stores, and gas stations are all a madhouse. And we still have 3 days to prep.

My neighbor has a massive oak tree that could come down into my house. It is at least 50 feet tall and has never been trimmed. She promised to get it trimmed all summer. Oh well.

Someone posted today that waiting on a hurricane is like watching a turtle race.


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Old 08-29-2019, 06:50 AM
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we prep everything and then it turns in a different direction. But better safe than sorry, as some people in NJ learned the hard way when Sandy was predicted.

Hope it weakens before it hits.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:16 AM
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I can't even imagine . . . Sounds like you can though, and are going to be prepped and ready. Prayed for safety and minimal damage for the Floridians just now!
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:17 AM
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Please prep!! We had everything we needed last year, but the water damage/storm surge caused problems for weeks. We were without power for one week and many were without for more than that. Furniture was ruined in many homes. We were fortunate and did not have water inside the house, but the next time I will move my stuff upstairs.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:29 AM
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Yikes, just heard category4. Please stay safe. Thinking of you.


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Old 08-29-2019, 08:03 AM
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Stay safe all of you out there.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:11 AM
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We have some big blue tarps in our emergency supplies along with duct tape and rope. Our neighbors have some very iffy dying oak trees that target our roof when they come down.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:32 AM
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You are smart to plan ahead. I'm sure this isn't your first rodeo. My brother lives in Fort Lauderdale, and I'm sure he is in preparation mode, as well. This is tricky because the cone of probability looks wide, and they are even talking of impact s to coastal GA, SC, and NC.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:17 AM
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Seriously hoping it heads in a more northeastern direction. Just head out to sea, become a fish storm. Neither DH or I are in any condition to put up hurricane shutters - withe his hip replacement and my droopy eyelids/muscles neither one of us can do any bending over or heavy lifting.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:37 AM
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Be safe Florida people!


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Old 08-29-2019, 11:18 AM
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Thinking of all those in the path of Dorian. Please remember to check on the elderly and those living alone.

From the news reports on some past storms, I think people in the path of any hurricane need to have a food supply on hand of much longer than the 3 days that news people suggest!!

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Old 08-29-2019, 11:30 AM
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My DS, DIL and DGS are in the direct path. They were supposed to come home for Labor Day, but that plan changed due to the stomach bug at their house. I am kind of wishing they had come on and brought their bug with them. Praying for all that are in the path!!
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:18 PM
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I live in the panhandle and we had plans to go to Disney for the long weekend. We are annual passholders but bought tickets to the Halloween party for Monday. We are hoping the state issues a warning or watch soon so we can get a refund on our money. So now instead of prepping for a fun trip we are prepping for the storm.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:56 PM
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From the news reports on some past storms, I think people in the path of any hurricane need to have a food supply on hand of much longer than the 3 days that news people suggest!!
The Weather Channel had an interview with the FL governor within the last hour. He was saying people should be prepared to survive for 7 days without power etc. after the storm. I don't live in FL, but I very clearly remember Hurricane Hugo, which was still a category 1 when it hit us 200 miles inland. We were without power for 14 days.

Given how crazy the forecast tracks are and so much uncertainty, I think we'll replenish our hurricane supplies tomorrow, before things get crazy here.
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:22 PM
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Im thinking of you musiclover. You are in the direct path, We dont know how much we will get.

I have to go tomorrow before work and see if there is even any water to be bought. My fatehr said there was none at his Walmart.

I also have to then go tomorrow or saturday and get food. Going to be staying with my dad and the dog while mom is in the hospital.
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Old 08-29-2019, 04:01 PM
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Yes, we are in the direct path, at least today. It reminds me so much of Charley. And not in a good way. Be safe!
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Old 08-29-2019, 04:34 PM
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My family and I evacuated to Tallahassee to escape Hurricane Katrina. I pray for the safety of everyone in the path of this hurricane.
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Old 08-29-2019, 04:34 PM
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Although I am across the country in SoCal, I have dear family members in various parts of Florida. I am praying Dorian decides to bypass Florida. Hoping all PTers stay safe!
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Old 08-29-2019, 04:53 PM
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We are as prepped as we can be at this point. DH will put up our shutters tomorrow. I wish we had a generator, but we haven’t gotten around to getting one yet. We lived beachside for Irma, and our house flooded. We ended up buying a house further inland. We may still end up evacuating. Playing it by ear at the moment. The turtle analogy is so true.

I see Volusia County schools are closed Tuesday. We are in Flagler. No word yet. I teach at a private school, but we follow the county schools’ weather days.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:20 PM
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I spent some time in Florida as a child and clearly remember getting ready for hurricanes. Best of luck everyone!
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:08 AM
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Praying for you all
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