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Another hurricane
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:51:30 PM »
Hope everyone has no issues with this upcoming hurricane, wherever it ends up hitting!

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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 02:50:40 PM »
Not going to worry about it

It will eventually blow over



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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 03:04:20 PM »
Hopefully it will blow through w/o much damage and not hang around like Harvey. They forecast it to be a Cat 2 storm when it lands. In 2008 Ike was officially a Cat 2 storm when it hit Bolivar and Galveston traveling up the I45 corridor. We all remember the damage from that one.

Getting gasoline usually becomes a problem around here with all the people evacuating the Houston area. Itís good for the hotel and restaurant business though. May make up some of the lost revenue from A&M reduced football schedule.

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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2020, 03:10:08 PM »
This one is supposed to move fast and not stick around. I hope it stays east of here, though

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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2020, 04:30:05 PM »
Bring it on. We need the rain up here in the central areas. Hope you low lying folks dont get too much is all.
This past weekend was first real rain here in about 2 months.



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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 05:00:59 PM »
I do hope we get some rain from it. Our hay fields sure could use it if we want to get another cutting this year.

Most of all, I hope any of those further south of us are prepared and stay safe from the storms.

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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2020, 08:16:44 PM »
I'am watching the storm and will see tomorrow where its headed.
I live 7 miles west of Tomball in the far N/w point of Harris county so hopefully it won't be to bad here.
Got plywood for the windows and just have to cut it to fit.
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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2020, 05:33:20 PM »
 Checking around my area to see what others are doing and seems
no one is doing any boarding up  so I guess I will let it pass also.
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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2020, 06:56:35 PM »
Well fellas, it was nice knowing you all.

We landsers further in would like to take this time at the beginning of the hurricane season to remind you coastal boys that you are all expected to die in defense of the homeland. :th_thicon_lol:



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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2020, 09:37:21 PM »
Getting gasoline usually becomes a problem around here.  . 

Already up 20 cents from yesterday
in this area ( earlier this morning- may
be even higher now)

No flashlight batteries to speak of
here close.  Have to look a bit more
tomorrow.
Hard rain here 45 minutes ago
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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2020, 11:01:23 PM »
All of my flashlights use rechargeable, lithium ion batteries. And I have a few extra rechargable batteries topped off. So I never have to buy batteries for them.

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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2020, 04:22:13 PM »
Well I am some what disappointed as my area didn't get one drop of rain last night.
Could of used a couple of inches as its pretty dry here.
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Another hurricane
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2020, 04:43:02 PM »
Well I am some what disappointed as my area didn't get one drop of rain last night.
Could of used a couple of inches as its pretty dry here.
Didnít get nor did I expect to.
Just by looking at where it was and was headed I knew we were waaaay to far west.

As is the case alot here in SA.


Oh and all you evacuees who ran up here can please return to where ever  you came from NOW.

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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2020, 04:48:03 PM »
I thought I would get at least an inch or two but yesterday morning when I saw it tighten up to a Cat 4 I knew the chances were slim unless it moved west about 75 miles before landfall. Glad it didnít though Houston area has gone through Ike and Harvey the last 12 years and sure doesnít need a repeat.
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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2020, 05:30:03 PM »
No flashlight batteries to speak of here close.

Have you considered invest in some emergency-use solar powered flashlights?

We have some sitting on our window sills day in and day out, so they're ready in case of a power outage. They're not terribly bright and aren't as long-lived as a traditional battery powered flashlight, but I imagine they would still be better than absolutely nothing.

Additionally, have you consider water-powered flashlights? You add water to the fuel cell and it's off to the races, no charging or electricity needed:

http://walmart.com/ip/HydraLight/498251766

As with any 'As Seen On TV!'  product, be aware that the marketing pitch purposefully glosses over some things, like the fact that it has up to a 25 year shelf life if left unused, but once activated for the first time its lifespan will then be measured in weeks, if not days. Even so, I'd evaluate the possibility of keeping it as one more form of emergency backup in case your generator(s) and/or regular battery powered flashlight(s) aren't enough to do the job should you get hit with a hurricane.

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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2020, 06:03:44 PM »
Oh I have working flashlights with
good batteries.  When I say "flashlight
batteries " , I'm using it as a general
term.  I have clocks, alarm clocks,
blood pressure monitor,  etc. that require
regular battery replacement, and I
needed to pick some up.  Nothing
special or urgent.  There'll be some
back on the shelves in a few days.
I normally keep a supply on hand
and time to restock happened to
coincide with the hurricane panic
buying in this area
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Re: Another hurricane
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2020, 01:01:12 PM »
We got nothing from the hurricane. Small bit of rain is all. A little wind. Just lots of humidity!