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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2019, 06:39:49 PM »
That peanut butter looks awfully good after a week without power  ;D

One time we lost power for weeks.
We grooved into a new pace of life.
When the power came back on, my kids and I were actually a little bummed.... the quiet hiss of the propane Coleman lantern had become our happy place!
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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2019, 05:46:48 AM »
I have to say though, if you're in the path of one of those monster storms and you can leave, do it. Especially if you live in a loe-lying area.
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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 12:05:07 PM »
Many folks who ply the Carribean in small boats have an umbilical to this guy - Chris Parker.  My friends who would normally spend Nov-Apr in the Bahamas never pull anchor without consulting his reports.   Here's Parker's Facebook page. 

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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2019, 02:38:32 AM »
you dont ppower your fridge off the generator?

Definitely get a generator if you can.  We have a Honda i2000, it purrs  like a kitten you barely know its on. It runs about 12 - 14 hrs on a tank full depending what you are running off it. I used to power a small guest apartment using this small generator. Its very portable, sips gas and is so quiet your neighbors will appreciate it.

Stock up on water...fill  your bathtubs with water and use that to flush toilets should you lose power. If you dont get a generator, buy some Coleman battery operated lanterns and plenty of batteries.  Fill coolers with ice to save your food.  They sell solar phone chargers which would help. Also a crank wind up radio, light, phone charger comes in handy. 
I have found most times that the pre storm panic and the post storm chaos is much worse than the actual storm. Those idiots who didnt plan or stock up become savages after a storm

Agree with all of this - the smaller inverter generators are the way to go, you don't need everything running, but a TV and OTA antenna for football (especially this upcoming weekend) and a mini-fridge are ideal, and they are quiet and don't suck gas. I have the same one. I've only used it during Matthew for a little bit of time.

In Charlotte by the way - I doubt you will get much rain if at all. Far as water/ice and all of that, small water bottles frozen before hand work well as ice. Lower the AC and fridge temps before hand to give yourself some buffer. Also.......there's an easy solution to all of the food in your fridge possibly going bad, ready for it...........eat it. Ha, I grill like a champ during power outages.

Again, the hype these days before and after is probably worse than the storm for 95% of people.

I run the mini-fridge off it, so........I basically would just move things to it if need be. We haven't had a situation where it's become necessary yet. The starting amps for my primary fridge are just at the max of the generator (it probably would work, but I don't want to push it).
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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2019, 02:42:23 AM »
That peanut butter looks awfully good after a week without power  ;D

One time we lost power for weeks.
We grooved into a new pace of life.
When the power came back on, my kids and I were actually a little bummed.... the quiet hiss of the propane Coleman lantern had become our happy place!

I agree with this - my wife and I had candlelit dinners on the porch, etc. listen to music, read, etc. That's all well and good if after the storm the weather is somewhat tolerable, after Matthew it was in the 60's at night, perfect. Fans and sleeping outside definitely help, we have a hammock and porch swing in a screened porch, I slept out there last time.

So back to the OP - Charlotte will get very little based on the current track, no need to stock up on really anything, prepare for when southerners go crazy for a snow storm later this year.
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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2019, 05:39:42 AM »
One more suggestion...fill zip lock bags with water and freeze them.  That way you will have plenty of ice...block ice melts much slower than cube.
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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2019, 10:58:45 AM »
Hopefully no tornados came anywhere near you, nobody mentioned that a hurricane can spawn many tornados inland.
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Re: Southern, East Coast guys, what do you do to prepare for a hurricane?
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2019, 11:33:47 AM »
We didn't even get rain here in Charlotte.  So I guess that being 3 hours from any surfing has some advantages. 
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