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Mike V
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Re: Hurricane Prep List
      Wed Aug 28 2019 04:38 PM

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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:

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!




I can relate. I was 30 days without power after Andrew. I ended up getting a generator brought in by my neighbors' parents that got it in VA. I have since purchased a bigger generator (8500 watts) and I can run the house on it and a portable A/C to keep one room cool for sleeping. Since this house does not have gas, I have to take cold showers as the unit cannot handle the load of the instant water heater. That is how I lived for 9 days after Irma with no power, cold showers, but at least I could sleep with A/C.

Mike V

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* Hurricane Prep List Mike V Wed Aug 28 2019 04:38 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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