Here is a live view of Hurricane Dorian stay informed and know your escape routes. Water, food, and medicine for seven days, be prepared.
- fuel, propane, gas, charcoal, grill, tea kettle
- check your generators, they may need new gas and don’t forget to buy fuel stabilizers
- pets, cages, food, vet papers
- cell phone charger
- baby wipes
- contractor trash bags
For people with well water, fill bathtubs up with water and all the tubs you can get your hands on. Your Toilet will not work without electricity. A big lesson we learned from Irma, nine people, drinking beer, say no more. It’s code to have a hurricane party if you can.
Safety for dummies, don’t start your generator indoors, duh! Wait until after the storm to start it.
If you go to your friend’s house for safety, please note that just because the storm stopped doesn’t mean the tidal surges have stopped. Flooding is the cause of death! Let me explain. After being cooped up in a house with nine-plus people that you may not like, you have the urge to GTFU, not a good idea no matter if your husbands need more beer.
In their first attempt to find the way out of Buckingham, FL the Orange River banks had crested, there went one BMW, totaled!
They waited a few more hours and decided we should go the opposite way. Okay, we are in horse country, and I observed the houses were high up on fill dirt, hmm. Okay, homeowners are waving and laughing as this makeshift caravan makes it’s way down partially flooded roads. Big Trucks on lifts come barreling down the road, causing the cars to drown out, thanks a lot. Stranded vehicles are on the side of the road abandoned.
No, that wasn’t good enough of a sign to turn around. The leader in his Caddilac decided to turn off the road. Instead of going straight, he made another right turn onto a flooded pond like the road. We watched his car float down the street. The second car totaled.
There was nothing we could do to help them, this is a swamp country, and we already had reports of gators and snakes. They did manage to float to a residence we laugh about it now.
Now, we had to go back out on to the main flooded road again, and I’ve never prayed so hard in my life as my two cats are in the back MEOWing nonstop, full-blown anxiety attack ensues with nowhere to run.
MEOWING or Alligator, your thinking hard DON’T YELL at your husband, it is his fault, but it won’t solve anything!
I’m talking to the car like the little engine that could while the exhaust fumes were entering the vehicle! UGH, internally screaming! We just make it! We got to the main highway and watched the devastation for miles of downed lines, trees, and sheer sadness comes over you. Your thinking what I’m I going to find when I get home?
My sometimes knuckleheaded husband does pretty well, he used his mad skills from being a flatbed steel hauler and strapped our Van to the carport with all our concrete lawn ornaments and stuff from the patio. Oh wow, this is pretty good, no flooding, only one-panel missing from the shed, Hey what’s this all this pink stuff? Oh shit, it’s my neighbor roof, peeled back like a sardine can. Three homes on that street got hit with a tornado and part of a roof was on a powerline. With a Cat five, we did pretty well.
Five days, no electric, generator never made from Home Depot it was still stuck in Atlanta. Hey, the toilet worked! Thank heavens for small blessings.
God bless and be safe! 🌸😎😘🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼