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October 2nd, 2015 at 06:56 am

We don't live on the coast but we can get to the beach in just under two hours, so close enough. It seems Joaquin won't make a direct hit here, but we are getting a ton of rain. Like 8 inches in the next couple days. And this is day 8 of rain here.

I'm heading out shortly to get fuel in my van. Cash for my wallet. And more non perishables and batteries if the power goes out. That is really the biggest danger we face. No power. The ground on the trees around here (and there are a lot of them) is saturated, so bring on the wind and power lines are likely to go down.

Oh, and we have company too! The plans we had for the weekend have all been cancelled, so we will likely just hunker down and wait for the storms to pass. A new game I ordered on Amazon should arrive today and help pass the time.

Stay safe if any of the rest of you are in the path of the storm!

9 Responses to “Joaquin”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Stay safe, CCF! Good job on the prep. This must be a whole new thing for you and your family.

  2. starfishy Says:

    Ugh - good luck, I hope he turns out to sea! My family has a house at the New Jersey shore and we were effected by Sandy. Really hope that Joaquin is not a repeat of that. PS - reminder to use the referral code to save $6 on YNAB if you are so inclined. Smile http://ynab.refr.cc/X4CF4XD

  3. SecretarySaving Says:

    Better to be prepared than not. We were without power for a week when hurricane ike hit. Some of my neighbors had generators. A few came by asking if we needed bagged ice for coolers.

  4. snafu Says:

    Stay safe. I wonder if folks in hurricane regions are advised to keep a plastic tote of items needed to cope in hurricane/tornado weather like those in earthquake zones or we who live in frigid winters.

    When evaluated following surgery I was instructed to affix an orange envelop or slip of paper with a list of all meds including non prescription and allergies inside the fridge. 1st responders always check for orange colored item.

    Finally, although I don't see anything written any more, do others keep an ICE [In Case if Emergency} binder that lists all important information in one spot, easily grabbed from a bookcase or desk drawer in an emergency. It lists financial account numbers and contact data, CCs, SS/SIN, Passport number, lists all insurance policies & contact info, vehicle VIN, licence/tag, medical contacts, RX, surgery dates etc? What to do, who to call.

  5. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good luck stay safe.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope you fare the storm well!

  7. PatientSaver Says:

    Stay safe...here we go again, right?

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good luck, stay safe!!

  9. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you are safe and that you don't have any damage or power outage.

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