Hurricane Preparedness Links and Ideas

By: collinsfarm , 12:27 PM GMT on June 05, 2006

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The 2006 Hurricane Season is officially underway. There are some interesting predictions for this year. Some say the Northeast and Eastern Seaboard are due. Others have predicted strikes in Florida and the Northern Gulf Coast. No one can really be sure.

I am not an alarmist about these things. I choose to prepare in advance to be ready for whatever may come our way. Having gone through more storms than I care to remember, I started many years ago with a few basic items.
First, it was canned foods and jugs of water. Next came a decent little battery powered radio and the best flashlight I could afford. Another season I added a propane camp stove and a little battery powered TV. Then came the generator a small window a/c unit and other assorted things that make "camping" after a storm more tolerable.

My written plan evolved over several years. I have to say that having everything written down in a checklist eliminates a lot of stress when a Hurricane Watch or Warning is posted.

If you don't have a written plan or know where to begin, take a moment to look over the links in the "My Links" section of this blog. Past blogs contain a lot of useful ideas from many other folks.

I hope everyone has a safe season.

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159. Raysfan70
9:12 AM GMT on September 19, 2006
Good Morning {{collins}}
Have a Terrific Tuesday. :)
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158. Raysfan70
9:17 AM GMT on September 18, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.

Have a Wunderful WubaDay! :)
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157. Raysfan70
11:10 AM GMT on September 17, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}!
Have a Great Football Sunday. :)
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156. Raysfan70
9:14 AM GMT on September 16, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.
Have a Great Saturday. :)
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155. Raysfan70
9:53 AM GMT on September 15, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}!
Have a Great Friday. :-)
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154. Raysfan70
6:30 PM GMT on September 14, 2006
Good Afternoon {{Collins}}

So are you going double for nothing?
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153. Raysfan70
9:42 AM GMT on September 11, 2006
Good Morning {{collins}}.
Have a Great Monday. :)

Please Take a moment and Remember thoughs that lost there lives on 9/11.
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152. Raysfan70
9:59 AM GMT on September 10, 2006
Good Morning {{collins}}!

Have a Great Sunday. :)
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151. SWFLsurvivor
1:01 PM GMT on September 09, 2006
Collins!!! have a special day!!
150. Raysfan70
11:30 AM GMT on September 09, 2006
Good Morning {{collins and Family}}.
Have a Great Saturday. :)
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149. Raysfan70
9:18 AM GMT on September 08, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.
Have a Fantastic! :)
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148. collinsfarm
2:55 PM GMT on September 07, 2006
I really need to update my entry!
Have you checked your supplies lately? Take time to review your supplies and rotate out of date items and replace where needed. Thanks everyone for visiting.
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147. Raysfan70
9:00 AM GMT on September 07, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.
Have A Terrific Thursday! :)

And Put a smile on Someone's Face.
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146. Raysfan70
10:09 AM GMT on September 06, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins)).
Have a Great Wednesday. :)
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145. Raysfan70
10:57 PM GMT on September 05, 2006
up you go.
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144. Raysfan70
10:07 AM GMT on September 05, 2006
Good Morning {{collins}}.
Have a Great Tuesday. :)
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143. Raysfan70
10:34 AM GMT on September 04, 2006
^
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142. Raysfan70
10:08 AM GMT on September 04, 2006
Good Morning {{Collons and Family}}.
Have a Great And Safe Labor Day. :)
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141. collinsfarm
11:46 PM GMT on September 03, 2006
East coast residents need to watch TD #6.
There is plenty of time, but keep an eye on it.
Have a wonderful Labor Day everyone.
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140. Raysfan70
9:01 PM GMT on September 03, 2006
bumping you out.
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139. FLCrackerGirl
7:04 PM GMT on August 29, 2006
Putting Up Shutters...Bump Break^^
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138. FLCrackerGirl
4:51 AM GMT on August 29, 2006
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Positive Waves Collins & Family.
Bump Up ~~++~~++~~++~~++~~++
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137. collinsfarm
1:20 PM GMT on August 28, 2006
Good morning everyone.
South Florida residents should be making preparations today for the arrival of Ernesto.

Here is link for the Florida Division of Emergency Management
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136. Raysfan70
9:40 PM GMT on August 27, 2006
Bump up
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135. Raysfan70
9:44 AM GMT on August 27, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.
Have a Great Sunday. :)
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134. collinsfarm
11:04 PM GMT on August 26, 2006
Hi folks. Thanks for the bumps. Looks like this one will not be a drill. Take time tomorrow to run through your supplies and plan, just in case.

Pray for our friends in the Carribbean.
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133. Raysfan70
10:15 PM GMT on August 26, 2006
Bump^
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132. aquak9
4:02 PM GMT on August 26, 2006
another blog to keep bumped
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131. Raysfan70
3:18 PM GMT on August 26, 2006
^
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130. Raysfan70
12:49 PM GMT on August 26, 2006
bump
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129. hurricanecrab
11:25 AM GMT on August 26, 2006
Morning Collins! Preparedness tip: If you're in the "cone", do all your laundry. If you've ever been in a closed-up house without power, you'll know why lol! Which, incidentally, lends itself well to another tip, which is get a few boxs of garbage bags for your hurricane supplies. You always need more than you think, and they're good for covering your delicate electronics and stuff also!
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128. Raysfan70
11:12 AM GMT on August 26, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}.
This blog needs to stay up to the top. Will try my hardest today.
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127. collinsfarm
12:03 PM GMT on August 25, 2006
Good morning Rays, Hills and Gamma.
Thanks for stopping by. Hmmmm, I guess
I need to update this blog!
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126. Raysfan70
10:51 AM GMT on August 25, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.

Morning Bump for you.
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125. Raysfan70
9:35 PM GMT on August 24, 2006
^
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124. seflagamma
6:41 PM GMT on August 24, 2006
to = the
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123. seflagamma
6:40 PM GMT on August 24, 2006
Collins, I read to joke on SWFL's blog you put there this morning. I am still laughing at it. made a copy ... LOL!!! got a neighbor who also fishes down here and he will get a kick out of it!!! Thanks.
And have a great day!!!
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122. Raysfan70
10:02 AM GMT on August 24, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.
Have a Terrific Thursday. :)
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121. HillsboroughBay
2:48 PM GMT on August 23, 2006
120. Raysfan70
10:22 AM GMT on August 15, 2006
Good Morning {{collins and Family}}.
Have a Wunderful Tuesday. :)
Bump
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119. Raysfan70
10:29 AM GMT on August 09, 2006
Good Morning {{collins}}.
Have a Great Wednesday.

I'm getting excited here. LOL
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118. Raysfan70
10:24 AM GMT on August 08, 2006
Good Tuesday Morning {{collins}}.
Have a Great Day. :)
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117. collinsfarm
11:50 AM GMT on August 07, 2006
Good morning everyone.
Thanks for the visits Rays, Rocket and Oakland.
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116. Raysfan70
10:31 AM GMT on August 07, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins}}.
Have a Great WubaDay. :)

Bump ^
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115. outrocket
11:43 AM GMT on August 06, 2006
morning collins...
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114. Raysfan70
11:42 AM GMT on August 06, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins and Family}}.
Have a Great Sunday. :)
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113. Raysfan70
10:58 AM GMT on August 05, 2006
Good Morning {{Collins and Family}}.
Have a Great Saturday. :)
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112. Raysfan70
10:31 AM GMT on August 04, 2006
Good Morning {{collins}}.
TGIF!
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111. Raysfan70
9:30 PM GMT on August 03, 2006
Good Evening {{collins}}.
Giving you the bump.
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110. oakland
10:40 AM GMT on August 03, 2006
Good Thursday morning, {{Collins}}
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109. Raysfan70
10:14 AM GMT on August 03, 2006
Good Morning {{collins}}.
Have a Great Thursday. :)
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