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Re: Hurricane Prep List
      Wed Aug 28 2019 04:30 PM

I also lived through Donna (1960) plus Charlie, Jean and Francis so the following should be added to your list. I posted in the Doreen Prep thread an alert on how to take care of a frost free refrigerator when power is lost.

To your list:
For those who are dependent on a well for water please buy a generator to keep the well running after the storm and power hasn’t been restored. Without a power source you won’t have water for flushing toilets. If you do have a portable generator and are able to shelter it (never, ever in your house or attached garage!) keep it running so you don’t lose the well prime.

If no generator buy at least 2 - 3 large garbage cans. We didn’t have a generator until after Charlie, but we were prepared by doing the following. Place 1 in each bathroom filled with water. Have a small bucket handy to dip water for flushing. Remove the tank lid and set it aside. Fill the toilet tank and presto...flush! Better than dumping water into the bowl and splashing! Fill another garbage can to the brim for sink bathing, water for pets, etc. After the storms we set up our Coleman stove on the porch to heat water for the sink bathing. Of course we had bottled water if needed for cooking. With the heat and humidity at its worst after a storm who wants to cook? And for those who are prone to have migraines....get ready as you are going to have 24/7 migraines due to the low barometer!

BTW, a 5500 watt generator will power a well, a few lights, a fan and a refrigerator. Just watch your usage and don’t try to power too many things at the same time with a 5500 watt. The well is the most important item. We also had battery operated camp lighting and battery operated hand held fans. A 5” battery operated tv saved my husband’s sanity!

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Donna-1960, Charley-2004, Frances-2004, Jeanne-2004, Issac-2012, Zeta-2020

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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Hurricane Prep List Mike V Wed Aug 28 2019 04:30 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List kspkap   Wed Aug 28 2019 04:30 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Mike V   Wed Aug 28 2019 04:38 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List kspkap   Thu Aug 29 2019 12:16 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Marknole   Thu Aug 29 2019 05:03 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Owlguin   Thu Aug 29 2019 08:27 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Ed G   Thu Aug 29 2019 09:32 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Ed G   Thu Aug 29 2019 02:46 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List kspkap   Thu Aug 29 2019 05:39 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Ed G   Fri Aug 30 2019 05:17 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List kspkap   Fri Aug 30 2019 02:36 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Prospero   Fri Aug 30 2019 09:27 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Ed G   Fri Aug 30 2019 09:32 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Prospero   Fri Aug 30 2019 10:01 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Ed G   Fri Aug 30 2019 10:33 AM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Prospero   Fri Aug 30 2019 01:17 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List Mike V   Thu Aug 29 2019 04:58 PM
. * * Re: Hurricane Prep List craigm   Wed Aug 28 2019 07:41 PM

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