Hurricane Preparation Tips

Preparing for hurricanes. The only good thing about hurricanes is that there is a warning and time to get prepared. I moved to RI in 1953. In '54 we were hit with Carol. My last hurricane (so far) was Bob in 1991.

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Here is how I prepare to evacuate. Pack as if you are going away camping for 3 days. Then add what you wouldn't want to lose if your house is gone when you come back (Mostly important , records.)

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May 30, 20060 found this helpful

I have been in several hurricanes and power outages but have never lost water. Is that because you have a well that you need power for water? As I said I have never lost the water, that is,_city_ water. And having gas stove to cook on helped too. That never went off, like the electricity does. If you have an electric stove, a bbq grill (even a charcoal one) comes in handy. Pam (in RI)

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May 31, 20060 found this helpful

I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and just went through Katrina. We not only didn't have electricity for 2 weeks, we also had zero water for almost a month ... and we're on regular city water. We also had no telephones at all, cell or otherwise for about 2 weeks before we got cell phones back. Land lines were down for 3 months. No internet for 3 months, no cable for 2 months. There were no stores open. No gas stations open. It was a very primitive life I'm telling you.

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We ran out of ice, water and food and there was no place to get any of the above. The 2nd week my husband and I finally left and drove to Florida to rent a room, shower and get some A/C, a meal and supplies. We had to wait in line for gas for 2 hours in Alabama to get there. We got a hamburger at Burger King when we got to Florida and it was so good I starting crying and couldn't stop! You don't realize how good you have it till you go through an experience like this I'm telling ya.

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