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Old 08-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #15
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Well, there's no hope for me. Here's the satellite view of my house. (and yeah, we're in the path of Irene).
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:23 PM   #16
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The (TV) is getting it's tranny cooler installed next week. Not going to be much help until then.
We are doing everything in our power to prepare for the storm. The request for prayer was intended to supplement any precautions we are able to make.
Was hoping we wouldn't need insurance until we were hauling her out onto the road. Silly me.
Even more silly? My intention is to stay with/in Raquel. Staying aboard my land yacht unless it becomes apparent that it is time to head for the "lifeboat/aunt's house."
Thanks for all the advice/thoughts/prayers!
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:01 PM   #17
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We will certainly be praying for your family's safety as well as the Safari.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #18
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High wind, etc.

Another thing we usually do is fill all the tanks. Adds 850# of low ballast.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:06 PM   #19
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Most trees are 100' or less (east of the mississippi) so try to give yourself that much of a perimeter if possible. Or come down to GA, lots of parking space!
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:10 PM   #20
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The best thing to do in your situation is to make sure the trailer is parked far enough away from falling trees and limbs. This is the number one threat to our tender aluminum other than hail.

As others have suggested, close the windows and secure all other trailer parts like awnings and outdoor accessories that could damage the trailer.

Another reason to have a full water tank as well as a fully charged battery is in case of power outages at the house. Also full LP tanks. The trailer will become your emergency living area after the storm. This is when owning a generator really starts to pay off. Locate all power cords and hoses in advance of the heavy rain and wind. Have some extra 5 gallon buckets filled with water for house toilet flushing. Always a surprize luxury.

Another thing to do is check for leaks in the trailer if possible during the storm and have some extra towels ready. I always do this as driving rains will push water into one window and a small towel stops the water from extended damage.

Fire up the refrigerator in advance on electric and have extra ice in the frige and separate drinking water ready if power in case of power failure.

We have found the trailer to be a great asset during power outages if we plan in advance. But you must protect the trailer first.

It sounds like the storm is weakening as of tonight, and we will not get hit so hard.

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Well, there's no hope for me. Here's the satellite view of my house. (and yeah, we're in the path of Irene).
we'll be praying for you too! stay safe fellow Bruins fan... we feel you
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TY for all the great advice... we are doing what we can, which is to batten down her hatches... we'll keep you posted on the outcome & special thanks to those who have us in their prayers/thoughts... let's hope everyone survives Irene
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Well, there's no hope for me. Here's the satellite view of my house. (and yeah, we're in the path of Irene).
You will need a chain saw.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #24
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You will need a chain saw.

you mean....one that works?

I finished battening down the hatches. literally. (roof vent...well, its kinda like a hatch). picked up all the various abs plastic innards that were hanging around outside, and packed them away. this way, I figure, when it gets squished like a bug by a fallen oak, it won't be so messy outside, and the floor won't be wet.

The outer bands have arrived.
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Good luck to all you eastcoasties, from us westcoasties.
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Well the rains have begun and the wind picking up . Have everything battened down ...we'll see. Unfortunately where I live, we are always the first to lose power and the last to get it back. We have a generator for the basics though and are used to roughing it.
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Good luck and blessings all around. As it gets closer it's being downgraded. 60-70 mile/hour gusts are still going to be scarey!
I have faith that we'll be seeing you down the road. Peace & safety to you and yours!
"There's got to be a morning after..." 8)
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:02 PM   #28
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Eye will pass 2 hrs. max

I'm here in Beautiful Downtown Virginia Beach - the trailer is in Appomattox - 200 miles west.

We are about 2 hours from the eye passing, and the storm is weakening. We haven't lost power YET. Of course I DID just impulse purchase a Honda 3000 Handi on Wednesday - got the last one in the area I think. We've got it Here in Virginia Beach just in case we need it. Our main gen is a Honda 12000 - yep! Noisy SOB but we can keep all of our servers working and as long as the telco works, we're still in business and handling our doctor's e/r calls. (Own Answer Center - a telephone answering service/call center.) My best tree guys and roofers and flood restoration companies are licking their chops. Anyone out of work who owns a ladder and wants to speculate - buy tarps in bulk and come here as soon as the wind dies. People will pay hundreds to have their leaky roofs tarped.

I'm hoping the "spare" generator will keep the worst of the bad ju-ju away. One thing for our Northern neighbors to know, once the eye hits land, the storm weakens and it's in very shallow water/land now.
It's dropped to a 1 from a 2.

FLOODING and trees toppling from their own weight may be the worst thing.

HAIL and farewell!

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