(Weather Hobbyist)
Fri Aug 26 2011 03:16 PM
Re: Irene Storm Preps

"Hide from the wind. And run from the Water."

On the other hand, my own closest brush with death from a tropical cyclone happened when a window air conditioner blew out of the window and came sailing across the room almost landing on my chest (during an Okinawa typhoon) The wind can get you too--and it can come from things you forgot to secure properly. While watching the Weather Channel, I noticed things like port-a-potties sitting around on the Virginia beaches. I trust all that stuff will be removed very soon. Otherwise, they could become missiles.

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