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Old 10-28-2012, 04:23 PM
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Everyone who will be affected please stay safe and keep the babies safe too. I'm scared to death right now. Joey's in the hospital so my nephew is staying with me. Baking lots of cookies right now. I become so panicked I can't think straight, I've gotten about 5 hours sleep total these last few days.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:54 PM
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My son is in NYC so I'm very worried. Where are you
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:57 PM
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:05 PM
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my brother and sister live on the beach in manasquan nj and have mandatory evacuations they will be staying with my sisters family in freehold new jersey

hope it weakens and proves the experts wrong

payers to you guys in the path
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:21 PM
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Thanks jessiegirl, it seems like just yesterday that we had to pack up nibbles and bring him in the basement because of hurricane Irene last year. I built a pen out of cases if bounty paper towels for him to run around in because he was blind by then. Thankfully I still have a bag packed from last year. Went through and replaced the dog stuff for cat stuff. I had some mighty dog and dry food in there.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:22 PM
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I was just going to post something about that as I am sure many of the K9 board live in the target areas.

They are also quite worried about southwest Ontario here.

Be safe

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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Debbie, praying that it will not be so bad. My family and lots of friends are in NJ, as that is where I am from. Be safe.....
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:08 PM
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We are on Cape Cod - expecting high winds and power outages. Hopefully it won't be too bad. Cooper has been known to make herself sick when there is a low pressure system. We were at the vet with her during the last hurricane!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:17 PM
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Hope you all stay safe. Hugs
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:16 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.
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