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bobbys
08-27-2011, 12:06 AM
Few years ago we had a hurricane here in Oregon on the beach.

Winds were over 100 mph and we has sustained winds of 80.

If you can gas up your rigs and fill up extra gas cans.

The more flashlights the better.

look for the candles.

We were the last ones to get power almost 2 weeks.

Get your chain saws ready.

Get as much ice as you can if you cannot freeze some milk jugs. no ice was to be bought freezing jugs was a life saver, remember don;t open the fridge/freezer when the juice is out

Gt hammer and nails and screws ready.

Try and but tarps if you still can , believe me they are like gold when roofs are off, buy lath or oneby to hold tarps.

If your area is declared a disaster area your insurance claims will not go against your record.

Buy or find batteries.

Make SURE you have a hardhat or proper gear, the thing i really noticed was the amount of flying debris.

If there are trees that could fall on your house stay out of the rooms they will hit, now is a good time to measure the height.

Find raingear.

Sharpen chain saws.
Charge all your cell phones..

Land lines work without electricity if you do have a old plain phone, we bought a old one after our storm.

Stay safe

Bobcat
08-27-2011, 12:10 AM
Good tips all. It's summer, but in winter, it's good to have enough wood to burn too.

wizbang 13
08-27-2011, 12:11 AM
y'had a hurricane in Oregon?

Bobcat
08-27-2011, 12:19 AM
Here in the PNW we don't have hurricanes but we do get windstorms with hurricane force winds. I know the storm Bobbys is talking about.

bobbys
08-27-2011, 12:19 AM
y'had a hurricane in Oregon?.

Yes well not like this new one but i believe they classified it because of the wind.

We live in such a remote part it never made any news outside of the state.

In the winter we get many storms with 70 plus mph winds, On the beach the trees grow sideways

wizbang 13
08-27-2011, 12:21 AM
Here in the PNW we don't have hurricanes but we do get windstorms with hurricane force winds. I know the storm Bobbys is talking about.
I live here too. Gig harbor,WA
but i also live among real hurricanes

bobbys
08-27-2011, 12:26 AM
Im going to say it again, freeze water in jugs and break out the coolers.
charge the cell phones.

gas the rigs

Bobcat
08-27-2011, 12:28 AM
I live here too. Gig harbor,WA
but i also live among real hurricanes

I'm afraid I'm missing your point.

bobbys
08-27-2011, 12:35 AM
Another thing i noticed was the terrible stress, best to rest as much as you can, after a few hours of heavy sustained winds wondering if my house was going to be destroyed i was exhausted. After 2 days it was really tiring

wizbang 13
08-27-2011, 01:11 AM
[QUOTE=Bobcat;3105568]I'm afraid I'm missing your point.
No big ting
70 knots is 70 knots but,
A windstorm here is not a tropical revolving hurricane.

Bobcat
08-27-2011, 01:15 AM
[QUOTE=Bobcat;3105568]I'm afraid I'm missing your point.
No big ting
70 knots is 70 knots but,
A windstorm here is not a tropical revolving hurricane.

Agreed

bobbys
08-27-2011, 01:29 AM
[QUOTE=botebum;3105584]Thanks for the advice bobbys. I really appreciate it.
I think I've been through 5 or 6 hurricanes so I'm kind of an amateur compared to you.
Any other advice you can offer will be very welcome.

Sorry dude, I couldn't help it..

Your advice just seemed to be about having enough beer, I could have gotten that from Glenn or the Austrians down under!