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Old 10-29-2012, 02:45 PM
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As a hurricane veteran, I totally understand what y'all are going through, and I think this advice might be too little, too late, but here goes:

1. Turn your fridge and freezer down to the coldest settings now so that they stay colder longer.

2. Empty your ice maker into a bag and store that ice in the freezer, then let your ice maker cycle more ice

3. Fill containers with water and freeze them. The water is useful later, if you need it, but mostly it keeps the contents of the freezer cold to be surrounded by all that ice.

4. remove loose items from the exterior of your house- like potted plants, etc. to keep them from becoming projectiles.

5. Fill your bathtub with water. This water is for flushing the toilet if the water gets cut off. It can be used for pet water, too, if needed, but i wouldn't drink it.

6. Find your playing cards or board games.

7. Make sure your electronics are fully charged, and keep them plugged in until the power goes out. Every minute of battery life helps. If you have a smart phone, turn OFF the wifi once the power goes out cuz that can drain the battery.

8. Fill your car's gas tank. When the power goes, the gas stations can't pump gas.

9. Pick things up off the floor and put them on top of furniture or upstairs.

10. Take pictures of the interior of your house, every room, get the details. That's important for insurance claims.

Best wishes to anyone riding this out. I did it two months ago, and I totally understand your concerns.

BTW, a great website is www.weatherunderground.com Dr. Masters' blog is fantastic, as are the updates about the track of a storm, it's forecast, etc.
One more "must have" item. Be sure to have enough wine to last 4-5 days. Your requirements may vary!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:23 PM
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Prayers and best wishes to those affected by hurricane sandy.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:40 PM
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One more "must have" item. Be sure to have enough wine to last 4-5 days. Your requirements may vary!
Well, of course! That goes without saying! .
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:18 PM
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I'm in Maryland...really scary right now. Poor Ladybug, her bg's started rising this morning, reading was 298, tonight at 6 she was at 397. The weather really affects her. She'll be fine once this all passes.

But, I do have enough wine to last until Saturday!

To everyone affected by this terrible storm - hunker down and keep safe. You are all in my prayers.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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Forbin was awful,in the storms. I always knew when one was coming. He would pace and his BG would soar
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:55 PM
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During Hurricane Isaac in August, we had two days of tropical winds and rain. Zoe, who cowers at the slightest drizzle, for some reason had no fear of the weather during Isaac. She slept better than I did, and when I put her out (in the weather) she didn't want to come back in! Crazy dog!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:35 AM
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Terrifying to watch the pictures we are getting in the UK of this freaky hurricane hitting eastern USA. Hoping all our K9 buddies, both human and animal are well sheltered and safe with plenty of suplies to sit it out.

Never going to moan about our UK weather again, hurricanes are just too scary. Stay safe everyone. xxx
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:54 AM
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Also hoping fervently for everyone's saftey. I'm West-Coast Canada, not directly affected. Last night I found this place for live coverage:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWeath...?v=yXMU2qwCVag

Hope that link is inserted correctly; I believe it is, but I'll try it. Edit: it works for me.

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 01:54:22 (PDT)
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:47 AM
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Hoping and praying that all are safe....know how worrying it can be to keep insulin safe when there's no power. (((HUGS)))
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:01 PM
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Philly made out ok. Praying for you guys in New York and jersey.
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