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docrod
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Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today
      Mon Jun 01 2009 06:12 PM

Thanks Mike,

Very good reminder list, I'm about to do the same at work with my links list ... I have a couple of "tweaks" to supplement your post if I may ...

Emergency numbers - I keep a hard copy of contacts, friends and family. Don't expect your cell phone to work if towers get blown down (you might forget a phone number if you don't have your cell phone working). Have a hard land line phone available. Lacking that, expensive satellite phones are your only option (I don't have). In case you don't know, many ham radio operators are available to get messages out of disaster zones during emergencies. In Florida they run checks on their "network" daily.

A week’s supply or water (generally 2 quarts to 1 gallon per person per day) - I buy a new 55 gallon trash can every year and tough bags to line it. I fill it with water rather than buy tons of plastic jugs (which can break) or fill a bath tub.

Cooler/Ice chest - "Marine" rated ice chests can keep ice for roughly 5 days if you care not always opening it. They are more expensive but they work far better than a Styrofoam "cooler". Block ice lasts far longer than cube ice.

Manual can opener - I don't think I've used an electric can opener in over 20 years ;>) - lots of cans lately are "pull tops" - watch for them.

I would add to your list ....

Insect repellent - obviously
Matches
Rope
Have a good tool kit you can protect and get too during a storm
"Good" extension cords (in case the power is still on or if you plan to run a generator) - don't leave them in a tool shed across the yard.

If you keep spare gas cans around, make sure they are in good condition.

- my two cents here - everyone stay safe and lets have a quiet one this time - Rod

- ps - I know I've forgotten several things - take care.

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* 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today MikeCAdministrator Mon Jun 01 2009 06:12 PM
. * * Do you think they will name it? Beach   Mon Jun 22 2009 04:55 PM
. * * Re: Complex off of Florida Ed in Va   Thu Jun 18 2009 01:34 PM
. * * Re: Complex off of Florida MichaelA   Thu Jun 18 2009 12:07 PM
. * * Complex Crap off of Florida Beach   Thu Jun 18 2009 07:25 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? doug   Wed Jun 10 2009 04:14 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? Adam S   Wed Jun 10 2009 02:41 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MichaelA   Tue Jun 09 2009 03:54 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? Adam S   Tue Jun 09 2009 03:40 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MichaelA   Tue Jun 09 2009 02:30 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? ltpat228   Tue Jun 09 2009 08:23 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? canewars   Mon Jun 08 2009 11:26 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? buttman   Mon Jun 08 2009 07:53 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MikeCAdministrator   Mon Jun 08 2009 07:01 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? Buttman   Mon Jun 08 2009 04:13 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? hogrunr   Mon Jun 08 2009 02:36 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? Adam S   Mon Jun 08 2009 01:12 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MichaelA   Mon Jun 08 2009 10:45 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MikeCAdministrator   Mon Jun 08 2009 07:26 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? JoshuaK   Mon Jun 08 2009 01:40 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? scottsvb   Mon Jun 08 2009 12:13 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? cchsweatherman   Mon Jun 08 2009 12:01 AM
. * * dvorak... LoisCane   Sun Jun 07 2009 11:50 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? JoshuaK   Sun Jun 07 2009 11:34 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? LoisCane   Sun Jun 07 2009 10:41 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? JoshuaK   Sun Jun 07 2009 07:59 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? cchsweatherman   Sun Jun 07 2009 01:09 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MissBecky   Sun Jun 07 2009 09:19 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MikeCAdministrator   Sun Jun 07 2009 08:35 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? LoisCane   Sun Jun 07 2009 12:49 AM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? Steve H1   Sat Jun 06 2009 09:04 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? MichaelA   Sat Jun 06 2009 03:55 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? scottsvb   Sat Jun 06 2009 01:54 PM
. * * Re: 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? danielwAdministrator   Fri Jun 05 2009 07:50 PM
. * * 'Spurious' NW Caribbean Low ?? CoconutCandy   Fri Jun 05 2009 06:40 PM
. * * Re: Another GOM Low? hogrunr   Fri Jun 05 2009 04:33 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today k___g   Fri Jun 05 2009 03:24 PM
. * * Re: Another GOM Low? Steve H1   Thu Jun 04 2009 12:39 PM
. * * Another GOM Low? danielwAdministrator   Tue Jun 02 2009 07:39 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today ShanaTX   Tue Jun 02 2009 12:07 AM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today docrod   Mon Jun 01 2009 08:34 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today JoshuaK   Mon Jun 01 2009 08:03 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today docrod   Mon Jun 01 2009 06:43 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today Bloodstar   Mon Jun 01 2009 06:18 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today docrod   Mon Jun 01 2009 06:12 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today Jane   Mon Jun 01 2009 01:37 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today madmumbler   Mon Jun 01 2009 01:07 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today GoBigSurf   Mon Jun 01 2009 01:00 PM
. * * Re: 2009 Hurricane Season Starts Today M.A.   Mon Jun 01 2009 08:45 AM

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