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Old 08-26-2011, 06:42 PM   #21
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Can only hope that the impact of Irene turns out to be as innocuous as last winter's snow storms.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:50 PM   #22
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Best of luck to all our Easterners! Our thoughts are with you!

I saw where a guy filled up his bathtub with water for "just in case", flushing toilet, other water use. He's keeping a bucket by the tub. Made sense to me.

When we had some big tornado scares, we filled up empty plastic jugs and bottles with tap water, keeping them in the basement.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:58 PM   #23
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Best of luck to all our easterners!

I saw where a guy filled up his bathtub with water for "just in case", flushing toilet, other water use. He's keeping a bucket by the tub. Made sense to me.
Thanks for the good luck wishes. We would be less vulnerable if development during the last 30 years had not denuded our area of much of it's protective vegetation.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:07 PM   #24
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best of luck to all that are in the path or irene. be safe, we would miss you.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:51 PM   #25
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These things always remind me of the old Bogart movie Key Largo.

Stay safe and keep us posted.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:03 PM   #26
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Thanks for the good luck wishes. We would be less vulnerable if development during the last 30 years had not denuded our area of much of it's protective vegetation.


so true, jpb, same thing for the gulf coast, and other coastline expanses once protected from erosion by dunes, forests, wetlands and other natural vegetation. we are now paying the steep price for not having been more conscientious caretakers of a most sacred heritage....
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:13 PM   #27
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Good luck to all of you in the path of the storm. Don't underestimate the seriousness of this event. God bless you all.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:24 PM   #28
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This tip was posted on another forum I read. I thought I would pass it along.

Bath Tub Tip If you are filling your tub with water make sure it holds the water.
Fill the tub.
Mark the fill (or eye the level) and let it sit for a couple hours.
If you have lost water the seal (stop) on the tub is not good.


Use Saran Wrap (folded over a couple times) and cover the drain.

Very Important:
While covering the drain (tub full) with the Saran Wrap, lift the drain tab.
This will create a suction, and the Wrap will seal to the drain.
Close the drain tab.
Then place something on top that contours to the drain.
I use a bag of Pea gravel in a zipped locked bag.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:34 PM   #29
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Another tip:

Fill large ziplock bags with water and fill your freezer with as many as it will hold. Do it now, before you lose power and to give them a chance to freeze so you may not lose anything already frozen.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:29 AM   #30
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I hope everyone stays safe and does what they are told to do.
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