Hey you guys in Coastal Carolinas Time to see about getting in land!

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by alblancher, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Just want to remind you to follow the advice of the local authorities.  Irene may not be so friendly so keep your ears open and get ready to get away from the coast if it moves closer.  Looks like you'll know more by Friday but might want to start planning.

    Good Luck   Time to do the "keep moving East dance"

  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We've rented a house in Rodanthe for a week mid September. I sure hope it's still there by then!! Everyone be safe!
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks like it's gonna be wicked when it makes landfall. Cat 3 or 4.

    Nothing to mess with.
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  5. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    yeah this should be exciting [​IMG]

    I'm not coastal, but will probably get some good rain and wind from it.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Big thing if you are not on the coast is to pickup anything that could fly away and be a hazard to your neighbors.   Prepare for an extended power outage, have prescription meds filled and gas for the car.  Fill the tub with water to flush the toilet and have plenty of drinking water set aside.  If you have kids re-familiarize yourself with any board and card game you can think of.  These things can get scary and it is a good idea to keep them occupied.   OH yea   DONT PARK THE CAR UNDER THE TREES
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks like they just updated the path.... Will be more west which will be on the strong side for the coast....... not good...........
  8. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Goodluck to all of you guys that is in the path...get out while you can...
  9. slownlow

    slownlow Smoking Fanatic

    all well said.   Yeah this new path is putting it closer to landfall.    Better tie down the smoker.

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  10. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah going to be nasty.

    NOAA radios, flashlights, batteries, lanterns, coleman lpg stove if neededed as well as grill, extra cell batteries.

    I got treated water ready. Have the pool to if needed.


    6 cases of assorted MRE.


    Loads of cheese, smoked meats, beers.

  11. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    MREs  4 weeks of eating MREs   I know them well

    Good luck and hold on.
  12. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    a little advice from someone whos been through many hurricanes,  ( ANDREW WAS MY FAVORITE)

    GET A COUPLE ROLLS OF ROOFING PAPER AND SOME NAILS AND TIN TAGS  adter the storm goes by and your roof is torn up  it will be a long time before roofers will be around so you can make temp repairs

    FILL YOUR TUBS UP WITH WATER  not for drinking but just everyday water useage  if pipes are broke or power is out you may not have water for a while

    DISCONNECT ALL HOSES FROM OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE  the wind or branches can grab a hose and trhrash it about if it is still connected it can ruin your piping

    FILL UP ALL PROPANE TANKS BEFORE THE STORM  if you lose power your grill will be your only cooking source  canned food isnt that bad warmed up

    IF YOU DONT HAVE A GARAGE POSISTION YOUR CARS OUT OF HARMS WAY  i always snug mine up as close to the house on the backside from wind direction this will help minimize damage from flying debris

    PUT ALL IMPORTANT PAERS IN PLASTIC BAGS SO THEY DONT GET RUINED if you loose your roof everything inside gets wet

    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SMALL BATTERY POWERED RADIO AND GET RABIT EARS FOR YOUR TV if cable i out usually you can get main locals with the rabit ears

    KEEP YOUR FAMILY CALM DURING THE STORM play cards or a game with the little ones to keep their minds diverted

    good luck to all of you  hope it isnt too bad
  13. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    If this thing hits New York City think about

    People living in high rises with no power or services.

    In New Orleans Katrina got inside some of the hotels and knocked out the walls between the rooms, blowing out windows along the way.  There was glass falling on to the streets for weeks

    The higher you go the faster the winds gets.  Rock a bye baby on the tree top when the wind blows the cradle will rock.

    If the power mains are flooded with salt water it takes time  a lot of time to get them repaired.

    The sewers require power.  No power, backed up sewers.  When the water rushes out of a sewer the metal covers are forced off leaving a huge hole in the street covered with water.  Don't walk in something you can't see.

    If a building's basement floods the power distribution system, air conditioning controls, communications systems and generators will flood.

    Those big advertising signs and awnings  don't handle wind very well

    Electricity loves water.  Many people have died when they walked outside to look at the storm and a hot power line fell into the water they are standing in.  Or  A wet stick conducts electricity, don't move anything that could have power in it. 

    The restaurants will be closed, if they lose power they lose the contents of their freezers.

    Oh yea, one more thing

    If you lose power for more then just a couple of days     Just tape the doors of the refrigerator closed with duct tape and throw it away.  You will not want to clean it out

    Good luck
  14. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

  15. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I dropped a trailer this afternoon in Charlotte and leave in the am for Laredo. works for me, I didn't want to play in the rain. and after 2 months in the east I need to see desert again.
  16. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    good points AL !!!

    one more thing i forgot is to GET CASH FROM THE BANK BEFORE THE STORM  no electicity no ATM no banks   that plastic is worthless  cash is king
  17. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cash and gasoline  neither are available
  18. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ok I have all but the cash did not think of that thank you.
  19. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Another thing to think about, We all cook outside and can make do w/ charcoal and wood .But alot of our neighbors may not be able to.

     After katrina our area was w/o power for 14 - 20 days . we knew ahead of time it would be aw hile so we went around the neighborhood and invited all the folks to empty out their freezers of stuff that was going to spoil and we cooked for the whole neighborhood . there was 10 -12 folks that had pits , burners ,coleman stove etc. we fed everyone and any work crews in the area. I think we did this 3 times b4 everything went bad.

      Don't know how it will be on the east coast but down here it was real hot after both katrina and gustav. If you see work crews and / or national guard units and you are able ,Offer them a cold glass of water ,tea or a meal. The work crews down here had food brought in but the national guard unit that was  from Tn. in our area was eating MRE's.  A few of us got together and cooked and served the  the unit lunch on  sat and sun.

      I think they were glad to get a couple of homecooked meals. 
  20. Heed the warnings for Irene, she was just an infant when she ran past me and everyone said it was "different" sounding...meaning she is a class-A Bitch and means business!  Be safe, be smart and be there to tell us all about it afterwards!!!!


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