Hurricane Ike is Coming...

by Jesus Perez 19 replies
Being in South Florida, I'm looking at this one closely.

For anyone else in South Florida (Broward specifically), here is a PDF with all the supermarkets and gas stations pre-wired for generator power. Save it...you may need it someday.

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  • Profile picture of the author patfl
    Too bad you don't have the same for south miami

    Anyway, I will probably leave for georgia on sunday if the path is confirmed, that one is gonna hurt bad...

    Patrice
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    • Profile picture of the author Shane N
      I am in South Florida too and I am preparing for it myself.
      Gotta keep the family safe.

      I feel like Tina Turner! Because Ike is gonna kick my @$$!
      Hurricane Ike that is.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kerry Finch
        Originally Posted by Shane Natan View Post

        I am in South Florida too and I am preparing for it myself.
        Gotta keep the family safe.

        I feel like Tina Turner! Because Ike is gonna kick my @$$!
        Hurricane Ike that is.
        Now THAT made me chuckle.
        Best of luck to all who are facing IKE.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
          I have a laptop with a Verizon wireless card in case of power loss. It's really worth it given the fact that every time a storm rolls through Orlando, Brighthouse internet goes all wonky on me for hours. And storms roll through here a LOT.

          So if your income depends on the internet, consider investing in a laptop with at least wifi, if not wireless internet.
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            • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
              Great info! I live in South Florida too. We got lucky with Hurricane Hanna, but like you say, we still need to prepare.

              For those of us living in South Florida in FPL's service territory, here's the link to FPL's Storm Center page on their Web site:

              FPL | Storm Center

              There's a lot of good information on there to help you prepare for any storm and storm-specific preparation information is updated/added as it becomes available.

              Hope that helps!

              Michelle
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              • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                Originally Posted by Nightengale View Post

                Great info! I live in South Florida too. We got lucky with Hurricane Hanna, but like you say, we still need to prepare.

                For those of us living in South Florida in FPL's service territory, here's the link to FPL's Storm Center page on their Web site:

                FPL | Storm Center

                There's a lot of good information on there to help you prepare for any storm and storm-specific preparation information is updated/added as it becomes available.

                Hope that helps!

                Michelle
                Thanks for the info, Michelle.

                Over here on the left coast, we've managed to dodge Fay, Gustav and Hanna so far. Ike has me worried, and I'm not looking forward to shutting down the office to put up the shutters.

                It's spooky driving through the neighborhood, seeing the houses in full armor, and the Weather Channel makes for lousy background music...
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          • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
            I have the Verizon USB727 with a booster antenna... and a backup
            generator, so it takes a lot to knock me offline.

            However, I do pack up and leave if it's above a Cat 3. I've stays
            through 2 cat 4 before, and will never do that again if I have
            a choice.

            Stay safe guys... and gals.

            Willie

            Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

            I have a laptop with a Verizon wireless card in case of power loss. It's really worth it given the fact that every time a storm rolls through Orlando, Brighthouse internet goes all wonky on me for hours. And storms roll through here a LOT.

            So if your income depends on the internet, consider investing in a laptop with at least wifi, if not wireless internet.
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            • Profile picture of the author Yogini
              Thanks for posting this as I'm in Broward County. But also keep in mind that the publix
              and winn dixies that are open may not have any food too! It depends if trucks can
              deliver them...

              I had the verizon card during hurricanes 3 years ago and it didn't work the first 2 days
              of the last hurricane where I was in broward (Wilma??).. I drove though up to gainesville and got it to work there... The same with cell service- it depends how busy the networks are. I think the town Weston never lost electricity and people were driving there in Broward to charge their phones and get on their laptops.

              Debbie
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            • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
              Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

              I have the Verizon USB727 with a booster antenna... and a backup
              generator, so it takes a lot to knock me offline.

              However, I do pack up and leave if it's above a Cat 3. I've stays
              through 2 cat 4 before, and will never do that again if I have
              a choice.

              Stay safe guys... and gals.

              Willie
              Sounds like you are in good shape! Are you near the water? The two main things that scare me in hurricanes are storm surge - and I'm in Orlando so I no longer worry - and trees falling on my house. I do have a big tree next to my house.
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            • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
              Hi Everybody,

              I Live in Port Saint Lucie, Fl.
              About an hours drive north of West Palm Beach.

              My husband and I are thinking of fleeing a little to the north.
              Maybe a hundred miles or so.

              I think by the way the 5 day forecast looks that Shane
              referred us to above,
              Tropical Storm: 5 Day Forecast Map : Weather Underground
              it looks like it might just go through
              South Florida and then continue west into the Gulf Of Mexico.

              So, any of the Warriors who live in South Florida, and it looks like
              it will come through here as at least a category 3, maybe a 4,
              should think about doing the same.

              Even if it's just for one or two days.

              A category 2, 3, and especially a cat 4 hurricane is an ULTRA
              dangerous storm. Literally if you stay in the path of one of these things
              you are risking your life and the life of your family. And your pets.

              So, please take caution.
              Even if you have to go to a designated hurricane shelter.

              Good Luck to all of who are in the path of this guy. (Ike)
              Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author carik42
    Originally Posted by BlueSquares View Post

    Being in South Florida, I'm looking at this one closely.

    For anyone else in South Florida (Broward specifically), here is a PDF with all the supermarkets and gas stations pre-wired for generator power. Save it...you may need it someday.

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    What an awesome move!

    Look, I'm in the UK and we're a bunch of lightweights when it comes to weather. A little bit of rain? Pile ups everywhere. Wind over 40mph? Schools get shut for safety reasons. More than an inch of snow? Everyone stays of work and families bounce down hills on dustbin lids until the light covering turns to slush.

    What a bunch over-reaction Jackson's we really are!

    Have a couple of friends in the Florida area, and they echo what your saying. My prayers go out to all those that live anywhere near the danger zone. Christ knows what would happen if we ever experienced anything like that here in the UK!

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    • Profile picture of the author Nightengale
      I'm in West Palm Beach and I think it's still way to early to tell where it will land. Everybody in South Florida (and anybody along the coasts) needs to stay tuned and make storm preparations -- including plans to evacuate if necessary.

      As for cell service... Yogini is right: your cell phones and Internet cell service will only work IF the cell towers are still in operation. (Which they weren't after Frances in 2004. My cell phone was useless, nevermind my home phone.)

      I DID have a list of grocery stores and gas stations with generators, but it's at work and I didn't forward it to my home e-mail. So I can't give it to you guys. But I imagine it might be online somewhere so Google it.

      And yes, just because they have electricity doesn't mean they'll have food or water, so stock up.

      (I have plans to leave for CO on Wednesday. Hopefully, I won't be stranded here.)

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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Nightengale View Post

        I'm in West Palm Beach and I think it's still way to early to tell where it will land. Everybody in South Florida (and anybody along the coasts) needs to stay tuned and make storm preparations -- including plans to evacuate if necessary.

        As for cell service... Yogini is right: your cell phones and Internet cell service will only work IF the cell towers are still in operation. (Which they weren't after Frances in 2004. My cell phone was useless, nevermind my home phone.)

        I DID have a list of grocery stores and gas stations with generators, but it's at work and I didn't forward it to my home e-mail. So I can't give it to you guys. But I imagine it might be online somewhere so Google it.

        And yes, just because they have electricity doesn't mean they'll have food or water, so stock up.

        (I have plans to leave for CO on Wednesday. Hopefully, I won't be stranded here.)

        Michelle
        Even if they have electricity... and supplies... they may not have any way to process checks or credit cards. We keep a small stash of cash in our hurricane jar that gets filled June 1 and isn't touched until December 1 - unless there's a storm.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
          That's brilliant John! Then on Dec. 1 you can break open the cash jar and have a party! My thoughts: Warrior party in Southwest Florida...and John provides a fresh fish dinner!
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