Posted by daestrom on July 12, 2010, 9:40 pm
And all we worry about here is the power going out for a day or two in
Use a natural gas stove and fireplace, keep the pantry full and have a
can of gas for the snowblower when the lake-effect finally subsides.
That's about it.
I remember being in Mobile AL, when hurricane Frederick came through
back in '79. We bugged out and were fine, but when we came back we went
without power for a couple of weeks. Hardest part was driving around to
find a gas station that had a genny and getting a bag of ice each day
from the Red Cross for the cooler to keep a couple of things cold. (we
were newlyweds so we didn't really need a TV :-)
Posted by email@example.com on July 12, 2010, 11:22 pm
Franlkly, I worried far more about that than I do from Hurricanes here. It
happened to me three times, once was just a furnace malfunction and an
incompetent service company.
When we were in Vermont we had a wood stove and oil -> gas furnace. The wood
stove would heat the whole house, when it was down to -20F or better. I never
had to use it for long, but it was nice to have as a backup. A cord of wood
lasted me five years, so I wasn't used much and I always had plenty of wood.
My plan is to bug out and come back when the power is back. We're ~200mi from
the gulf, so I don't expect to get the brunt of hurricanes.
Posted by vaughn on July 13, 2010, 6:49 pm
Yep. I am just a dumb Florida boy, but I would guess that you would always want
an alternate way to keep at least one room warm. Fireplace, Franklin stove,
kero heater...something like that. I remember from my Michigan childhood that
it doesn't always take a storm or a power outage to cause a family emergency;
furnaces sometimes break!
Posted by Michael A. Terrell on July 15, 2010, 9:02 am
Why? I've been here 20+ years, and was told to leave once.
Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US should have to
have a DD214, and a honorable discharge.
Posted by Pete Keillor on July 7, 2010, 12:04 am
On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 11:18:06 -0400, "vaughn"
This was in Texas, for Hurricane Allen in 1980. It turned out to be a
non-event on the upper Texas coast, but that was the first satellite
high res shot of a very symmetrical hurricane, and it rattled
Just don't mix up the cans...