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Here come the story of the hurricane..20957

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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So far what a ride.I am North East side of Houston by Lake Houston.
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Power went out at 6:30. Water is out a few miles away. Parent In-laws tree just took out the fence and ended up in neighbors swimming pool. Thanks for the summer rain Beryl, you can go now. Dismissed.
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Power went out at 6:30. Water is out a few miles away. Parent In-laws tree just took out the fence and ended up in neighbors swimming pool. Thanks for the summer rain Beryl, you can go now. Dismissed.


Don’t use too much of that precious battery power debating CGC vs CBCS grading or values… as tempting as it may be. Stay safe!
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
Yea my mom's fence got blown down as did a portion of ours (per my MIL).

I will never live down leaving my MIL at my house for her first hurricane while my wife, kids and I headed to Pennsylvania on vacation. 😑

We left on June 30. Who knew??
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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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Yea my mom's fence got blown down as did a portion of ours (per my MIL).

I will never live down leaving my MIL at my house for her first hurricane while my wife, kids and I headed to Pennsylvania on vacation. 😑

We left on June 30. Who knew??


Do you prefer the traditional or igloo style for you stint in the dog house?

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150 year old tree just fell in my back yard.The winds are crazy
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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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Yea my mom's fence got blown down as did a portion of ours (per my MIL).

I will never live down leaving my MIL at my house for her first hurricane while my wife, kids and I headed to Pennsylvania on vacation. 😑

We left on June 30. Who knew??


Do you prefer the traditional or igloo style for you stint in the dog house?



Traditional works fine for me. If I'm staying in the dog house I want it to say DOG HOUSE!! 😄
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So far what a ride.I am North East side of Houston by Lake Houston.


I'm in Walden in Atascocita lol
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I just got locked in my property. 2 big oak trees fell right in my drive way and no way out.Hope I can get some one to cut these big tree's up.
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I just got locked in my property. 2 big oak trees fell right in my drive way and no way out.Hope I can get some one to cut these big tree's up.
lots of trees down
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A lot of the downed trees came out at the roots rather than breaking higher up. Ground must be fairly soft from all the previous rains.
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@EbayMafia After Charlie went through, there were some really old oaks that were blown over.
The roots were nearly 20' in the air. Hated seeing that. Those old trees saw many hurricanes, but Charlie was the real deal...
So, generator & chains saw are on your list to get now for the future.
You may also want to get a window unit a/c or two to keep the house cool while power is out.
Just don't do like my wife did, and sell them after 5 years of sitting in the garage.
As soon as you do, here comes another one. Had to buy them new again......
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I grew up there off Airline Dr. just south of Greenspoint. Stay tough up on the NE side.
🙏🏼
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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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@EbayMafia After Charlie went through, there were some really old oaks that were blown over.
The roots were nearly 20' in the air. Hated seeing that. Those old trees saw many hurricanes, but Charlie was the real deal...
So, generator & chains saw are on your list to get now for the future.
You may also want to get a window unit a/c or two to keep the house cool while power is out.
Just don't do like my wife did, and sell them after 5 years of sitting in the garage.
As soon as you do, here comes another one. Had to buy them new again......


It sounds dumb, but is overlooked. when buying an emergency window A/C unit; calculate what would cool your main living space or spaces during the outage. There’s no need to go overboard or put too much thought into cooling your entire house or extremely large rooms. We have a single $100/$150 unit sufficient to cool the master bedroom and moderately cool the attached bathroom with door ajar to keep the cool in the room. The few longer stints and after Harvey we kept mostly to the master room and were comfortable with 3 of us and 2 small dogs at the time.

By all means go nuts, but be mindful the capacity of the generator you select for your needs. Don’t forget the fridge if you plan on running it on the generator, a power strip to charge cellphones or power your WiFi if you still have internet (so you can hang out here) and the model you pick will only have so many outlets before you start making dangerous daisy chains.

People forget all these things and unintentionally limit themselves when a few more minutes of research or few extra bucks can make a more comfortable power outage.

Everyone’s needs are different with generator capacity but I would also suggest a transfers switch. This allows you plug in your generator (with the capacity to do so) to you main breaker. It literally switches your power supply from your meter to your generator allowing you to what you need through your home outlets.

I would recommend a certified electrician install for you and also confirm the type you need. That you don’t burn down the house or worst case someone else is liable.

These are switch examples and not recommendations, because I don’t know what you need. There different switches for different power outputs and whole home generators. I myself would like a switch installed at some point for the convenience.


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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
I forgot to add; don’t be the guy who returns everything after the outage. You will need again and karma is a bitch.
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I forgot to add; don’t be the guy who returns everything after the outage. You will need again and karma is a bitch.


Totally agree. If you bought something to get you through the emergency, it wasn’t a loan from the business.
Surprised to see how many people are lined up for gas the day after rather than the day before. Was also a disturbingly long que standing at the empty ice freezers inside the grocery store. I’m fortunate to have in-laws a few miles away with a generator. Using the @HAmistoso frozen water bottle plan. While the bottles in my freezer are thawing, replacements are freezing at their house.
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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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I forgot to add; don’t be the guy who returns everything after the outage. You will need again and karma is a bitch.


Totally agree. If you bought something to get you through the emergency, it wasn’t a loan from the business.
Surprised to see how many people are lined up for gas the day after rather than the day before. Was also a disturbingly long que standing at the empty ice freezers inside the grocery store. I’m fortunate to have in-laws a few miles away with a generator. Using the @HAmisto frozen water bottle plan. While the bottles in my freezer are thawing, replacements are freezing at their house.
it’s in hope of being able to get gas. When we were prepping for possibly getting the hurricane here. Our side of the bridge On Friday I put gas in the wife’s car and the gas can. Could only get premium the rest was out. Went back on Saturday after cutting ply wood to put gas in my car and premium was out. Was able to make it to work Monday across the bridge and was able to get premium. At least people weren’t filling plastic bags with gas this time 😂
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If I could, I would. I swear. DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
I'm glad everyone here seems to have weathered the storm.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
We got our power back this morning, so I'm told (I'm still in New York tonight). Hang in there, those who are still waiting it out. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.
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Was able to get the trees out of my driveway today.Went to get gas and no electricity in town except maybe 3 major stores sale gas and lines was a mile every wear you look.Pass.Propane went from $10 to $15 and cash only.Every were I look is power lines and poles down every where. Looks like one week at least before we see light from the tunnel.
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You do know that the new guy brings the donuts, right? DWeeB1967 private msg quote post Address this user
@comicsforme Price gouging on fuel during times of crisis is illegal in Texas. Report the bastards.

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/disaster-and-emergency-scams/how-spot-and-report-price-gouging
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Apparently a whole lot of people with permanently installed generators weren’t told by the installers that they need to add 5W30 motor oil to them when they run for long periods of time. Will be interesting to see if that becomes a topic of conversation as this power outage continues.
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