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Here come the story of the hurricane..20957

Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Beryl that is, not Ruben Carter. In-laws are supposed to be coming back from New York tomorrow morning, flying into Houston Airport. We'll see how that goes. Couple things that have crossed my mind as I've been watching Weather Channel all day:
You don't want to face down a hurricane with an empty liquor cabinet. I don't have a generator but I'm grateful to have a gas stove instead of electric. Makes the non-perishables in the pantry much more appealing. Questioning why I chose an electric dryer when I could have done gas. Having some regrets about the tankless hot water heater (electric) instead of the traditional gas heated tank. Cars are full of gas and cases of water bottles are stacked. Anyone else in the path?

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good luck to you, stay safe
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
@EbayMafia awwwww...

Ruben was an awesome man to meet.

Back in 2nd? year of University I took a criminology course and they had a series of speakers who had been wrongfully convicted.
Mr. Carter hung around after to have a chat with the professor and like 6 of us? who stayed after....(back when I smoked to be a cool kid but in this case it really was cool to be a smoke buddy with the prof!!)
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. HAmistoso private msg quote post Address this user
Be safe! I recommend freezing as many containers of water possible to stage in your coolers/fridge in case the power goes out. My favorite hurricane prep food is some good red wine, oreos, granola bars, and peanut butter. Oh, and charge all your devices...

Good news is looks like tropical storm status.
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I have not been in a Hurricane before. So take this as you want. During a tornado the safest place is the basement, the next safest is in the bathtub laying flat. If you get caught outside get in a roadside ditch. Best of luck to you and your family!
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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I recommend freezing as many containers of water possible to stage in your coolers/fridge in case the power goes out.


Great idea, I just went and put water bottles in every empty space of the freezer. Didn't really have room for more bags of ice, but this will serve a dual purpose.

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Oh, and charge all your devices...
Done. We have a fairly unreliable electrical supply in bad weather, so I also keep a "power outage" box with a bunch of battery powered lights and a Costco pack of batteries.
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Stay safe. The water bottles in freezer is a classic (and smart) move. Always be mindful of electric “accessories” that accompanies gas. For stove, the exhaust fan won’t work so need to find alternative ventilation and be cautious. Modern furnaces (not an issue for you) typically won’t operate properly in a power outage, stuff like that…
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Suck it up, buttercup!! KatKomics private msg quote post Address this user
I thought it was down graded - stay safe everyone!
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@EbayMafia stay safe!! Hope you come through it unscathed !
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. HAmistoso private msg quote post Address this user
Forgot to mention... beef jerky, baby wipes, and a power source for a TV with a digital antenna.


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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
My family and I are actually not at home today. We're in Hershey, PA. My wife and daughter fly back to Houston tomorrow (Hobby Airport on the south side) and I'm a little nervous about them getting stuck at Midway Airport (plane change in Chicago).

Our house is in southeast Houston, not far from the coast. A storm this size shouldn't be too bad but I wish I were at home to take care of things just in case. My MIL is at our place taking care of our dogs but she's from Chicago by way of Vegas and has never been through a hurricane.

@EbayMafia one recommendation I'd make is to clean your bathtub(s) really well and fill them with water just in case your water source gets compromised for a few days. That just gives you a large water resource for cooking, drinking, washing, whatever.

If you have a gas grill, make sure you have propane. Then, if the power goes out for a extended period of time, you can have a cookout for you and your neighbors.

And good call @HAmistoso about the frozen water containers.

Up where you're at, @EbayMafia, you shouldn't be too bad unless tree branches come down and cause damage or take out power. Good luck to you and to the few other Houston-area folks. Let us know how things turn out. All my family except my brother live in the Houston area so I'll be watching the weather tonight.
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"There, their, they're." GAC private msg quote post Address this user
Have a To-Go kit ready. If you have to suddenly leave your house.

Have medicine (over the counter and/or prescription) ready if you have to leave at a moments notice.

All types of batteries: A, AA, AAA 9V etc.

Non-perishable/non-cook hand food/snacks....chewing gum (assists with not feeling dehydrated).

Stay safe and best of luck!
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. HAmistoso private msg quote post Address this user
@GAC what is in the To-Go kit to aid in venturing out into the storm?
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I'd like to say I still turned out alright, but that would be a lie. flanders private msg quote post Address this user
Stay safe everyone.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
The good thing about this storm is that it's small both in intensity and in size. It should move inland pretty quickly.
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Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
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Always be mindful of electric “accessories” that accompanies gas.


That's good to keep in mind. In case of power outage I will remind the family not to use the stove for grilling or frying, just for warming canned food and boiling water (ramen) for a break from the PB&J diet.

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@EbayMafia one recommendation I'd make is to clean your bathtub(s) really well and fill them with water just in case your water source gets compromised for a few days

Definitely planning to do that before bed tonight! Had to do that a couple times in advance of winter-time freezes as well.

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The good thing about this storm is that it's small both in intensity and in size. It should move inland pretty quickly.

True, more than likely it will prove to be a practice run. It seems like everyone out here has plenty of experience with potential power/water outages and prepping is pretty much a way of life.
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
It’ll probably keep moving north, but we’re prepared here in Corpus/Portland
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@EbayMafia Having lived in central Florida since 89', I have been through many hurricanes. You can never be too prepared. Being inland the winds will not be as devastating as being coastal. Boarding the windows should not be necessary. But bringing in all yard items is a good idea so they don't become projectiles to you or your neighbors.
Loosing power sucks, but usually is back in a couple of days. You are already on charging your devices. They will help you stay informed and entertained.
I was in the direct path of Hurricane Charlie in 2004'. Lived in Osceola county back then. The eye passed over my house. The eye of a cat 3 hurricane is a strange place to be. There was no wind at all, no sound of birds or insects. Nothing. But that soon gave way to a high pitched whistle of 100 plus mile an hour winds.
You should not see anything like that from Beryl.
Keep your local weather channel tuned in to listen for tornado warnings.
Be safe. And tell us how you are when it passes....
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It’ll probably keep moving north, but we’re prepared here in Corpus/Portland

The last update I saw had the eye going right over Bay City. That was a couple of hours ago.
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being an ass and being a clown are two very different things. HAmistoso private msg quote post Address this user
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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It’ll probably keep moving north, but we’re prepared here in Corpus/Portland

The last update I saw had the eye going right over Bay City. That was a couple of hours ago.
it’s been partly sunny after a short afternoon windy rain and pretty trippy looking out the front door toward Corpus Christi bay seeing the most outer bands in the horizon as a line of clouds. It’s like any other day, but with a hurricane/ tropical storm in the backyard just out of reach. You can see it’s there, but far enough out to not even get winds right now. With how slow it’s been moving I’m honestly surprised it’s only going to make CAT 1 at land fall. We have potential for 20-30 mph winds tonight nothing crazy.

Stay safe over there.


I live in the blue dot where it was tracking yesterday morning

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I'm waiting.... (tapping fingers).
Splotches is gettin old!
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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I was in the direct path of Hurricane Charlie in 2004'. Lived in Osceola county back then. The eye passed over my house. The eye of a cat 3 hurricane is a strange place to be. There was no wind at all, no sound of birds or insects. Nothing. But that soon gave way to a high pitched whistle of 100 plus mile an hour winds.

Same thing happened to me in 1983 with hurricane Alicia. She was a category 3 and the eye went right over our house. You're right... it's like being in a room with a beautiful clear blue ceiling, no rain and no wind but scary gray walls on all sides. We had to go out in the eye and repair a fascia board that had been pulled off. Nothing pretty... just cover the hole to keep out as much rain as we could then get back inside.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
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True, more than likely it will prove to be a practice run. It seems like everyone out here has plenty of experience with potential power/water outages and prepping is pretty much a way of life.

Unfortunately, these storms are just always in the back of your mind during the summer months if you live on the gulf coast. August and September are our worst months. Let's hope this one is the only one we have this year.

But welcome to the club. 🙂
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Beryl that is, not Ruben Carter. In-laws are supposed to be coming back from New York tomorrow morning, flying into Houston Airport. We'll see how that goes. Couple things that have crossed my mind as I've been watching Weather Channel all day:
You don't want to face down a hurricane with an empty liquor cabinet. I don't have a generator but I'm grateful to have a gas stove instead of electric. Makes the non-perishables in the pantry much more appealing. Questioning why I chose an electric dryer when I could have done gas. Having some regrets about the tankless hot water heater (electric) instead of the traditional gas heated tank. Cars are full of gas and cases of water bottles are stacked. Anyone else in the path?



Suburb in NE Houston... ready and waiting.
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