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Prospero
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Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips?
      Mon Sep 04 2017 07:49 PM

I'm not a moderator, but have been on this site enough years to know that the Storm Forums start to get very active when a storm approaches with posts that may or may not be appropriate for that particular forum. I am one to push those limits more often than I like to think.

That said, as Irma starts to put her plan into focus, all of us in Florida are eager to ask questions and share our experience. So maybe a forum in the Ask/Tell is a good place for us to speak freely without fear of embarrassment.



I have in front of me a PDF download from BayNews9 which is my favorite local news/weather station in the Tampa Bay area. This PDF is their Hurricane Kit list.

http://www.baynews9.com/content/dam/news/images/2017/05/02/BN9_HURRICANE_GUIDE_2017_WEB_001.pdf

It is a good list, but as one who spent a couple weeks without power after Hurricane Jeanne crossed the state and blew down a bunch of trees knocking out the power on September 26th of 2004, I see one important item that should be on EVERY Florida Hurricane list.

Battery operated fans.

And of course enough batteries to keep them running.

After Jeanne, laying around the house with the windows open during the hot and humid calm days after she passed, a simple battery operated fan would have been a very welcome addition to our lives. It was strange how quiet it was with no power in the neighborhood, but it was horribly muggy and stagnant.



Buy fans before they sell out. We now have two each that we have used during power outages from thunderstorms and what a difference it makes. Ahhhh.....

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* Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Prospero Mon Sep 04 2017 07:49 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? cieldumortModerator   Wed Sep 06 2017 08:31 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Owlguin   Wed Sep 06 2017 12:32 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? DMFischer   Wed Sep 06 2017 12:17 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? TPuppy   Tue Sep 05 2017 01:09 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Stork   Tue Sep 05 2017 09:42 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Fay   Tue Sep 05 2017 01:40 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Lamar-Plant City   Tue Sep 05 2017 02:18 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? JMII   Tue Sep 05 2017 03:55 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Lautermilch   Tue Sep 05 2017 04:32 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? eulogia   Tue Sep 05 2017 03:26 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Lamar-Plant City   Tue Sep 05 2017 05:00 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Bev   Tue Sep 05 2017 10:14 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Bev   Wed Sep 06 2017 09:27 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? TPuppy   Thu Sep 07 2017 12:29 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Lamar-Plant City   Thu Sep 07 2017 12:32 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Bev   Thu Sep 07 2017 03:05 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? kapSt.Cloud   Fri Sep 08 2017 04:13 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Lamar-Plant City   Sat Sep 09 2017 09:38 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Prospero   Sat Sep 09 2017 10:19 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Bev   Thu Sep 07 2017 03:08 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Lamar-Plant City   Thu Sep 07 2017 10:38 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Prospero   Thu Sep 07 2017 09:14 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? LadyStorm   Wed Sep 06 2017 09:57 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? MikeCAdministrator   Tue Sep 05 2017 10:30 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Bev   Wed Sep 06 2017 03:08 AM
. * * Forgive me if this has been asked several times Ed G   Wed Sep 06 2017 08:15 AM
. * * Re: Forgive me if this has been asked several times Lamar-Plant City   Wed Sep 06 2017 09:13 AM
. * * Re: Forgive me if this has been asked several times justmeinflorida   Wed Sep 06 2017 03:14 PM
. * * Re: Forgive me if this has been asked several times Daniel Jones   Wed Sep 06 2017 05:37 PM
. * * Re: Forgive me if this has been asked several times kapSt.Cloud   Wed Sep 06 2017 06:09 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? gvl, fl   Wed Sep 06 2017 12:09 AM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Lamar-Plant City   Mon Sep 04 2017 08:02 PM
. * * Re: Irma Preparations in Florida - Tips? Prospero   Mon Sep 04 2017 09:12 PM

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