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us Offline Farmer X

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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #60 on: September 25, 2022, 11:28:57 PM
Sounds like Fiona got you, at least a little, and you were decently prepared. (I've been through a few storms, but never on the scale of a hurricane or a tornado.)
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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #61 on: September 26, 2022, 01:49:35 AM
Yeah, she got us good, but got a lot of others even worse.

Now it is time for the stupidity phase of storms. 

Someone in PEI (the island province next to mine) has died of carbon monoxide poisoning after running their generator inside.   :facepalm:

And the fire department in my city has been called out (as if they have nothing better to do at a time like this) to deal with someone who was cooking with a charcoal barbecue in the hallway of their apartment building.   :facepalm:

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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #62 on: September 26, 2022, 03:31:32 AM
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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #63 on: September 26, 2022, 04:13:39 AM
Yeah, she got us good, but got a lot of others even worse.

Now it is time for the stupidity phase of storms. 

Someone in PEI (the island province next to mine) has died of carbon monoxide poisoning after running their generator inside.   :facepalm:

And the fire department in my city has been called out (as if they have nothing better to do at a time like this) to deal with someone who was cooking with a charcoal barbecue in the hallway of their apartment building.   :facepalm:

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Stay safe.

I understand the “stupidity phase” and it is a shame.  The running of generators or camp stoves indoors seems like a common one.
Driving through flooded roads tens to be a common one.

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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #64 on: September 26, 2022, 05:05:41 AM
When we got knocked out by I think it was hurricane katrina, we were out of power for a whole week, the one chest freezer was fine because it was outside and had enough ice inside it, but for the fridge I took shoebox size plastic containers and packed them with snow, threw a few in the freezer and a few in the fridge, we tried to avoid opening it as much as we can, but come the next day I’d take the containers outside and repack them, kept the food good!

One bad thing was our water heater died that day, we replaced it and it got up to temp, and then we lost power, go fig..
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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #65 on: September 26, 2022, 10:39:18 PM
I thought it was important to have a generator to keep the food in the fridge and freezers from spoiling, until the price of gasoline to run the generator exceeded the value of the food I was trying to save.  Now I only worry about running some lights, computers and a TV so we can stay informed, and a single room air conditioner and some fans so we can rest comfortably after the storms.


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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #66 on: September 27, 2022, 05:19:03 AM
We got lucky over here last weekend.  The typhoon hit the mountainous region on its way inland so by the time it got to the western part, it was no more than monsoon rains.  There was still substantial damage on the eastern part, especially on those areas on and off coast, before the mountains.  Those provinces also experienced common flooding from overflow of rivers and dams.  Unfortunately, it’s the cost of damaged agriculture (that’s about to be harvested) that’s proving the hardest pill to swallow.



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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #67 on: September 27, 2022, 05:42:15 PM
Stay safe.

I understand the “stupidity phase” and it is a shame.  The running of generators or camp stoves indoors seems like a common one.
Driving through flooded roads tens to be a common one.
My freezer currently has several frozen water bottles in it, but no hands.

Well, that's certainly...reassuring.

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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #68 on: September 27, 2022, 05:44:21 PM
BTW, glad to hear that folks here are doing OK. 
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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #69 on: September 27, 2022, 06:25:07 PM
The Mrs sister lives down in Florida in a mobile home, she drove off somewhere, her older kid has already made it all the way up to Philadelphia, her younger kids, twins, one is staying home because his building is a strong building, yet the other went off another way with some other family to stay safe, so we’ll just have to wait and see..
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Re: Natural disasters
Reply #70 on: September 28, 2022, 02:17:10 AM
We got lucky over here last weekend.  The typhoon hit the mountainous region on its way inland so by the time it got to the western part, it was no more than monsoon rains.  There was still substantial damage on the eastern part, especially on those areas on and off coast, before the mountains.  Those provinces also experienced common flooding from overflow of rivers and dams.  Unfortunately, it’s the cost of damaged agriculture (that’s about to be harvested) that’s proving the hardest pill to swallow.

Yes, agriculture is often the hardest hit and recieves the least media coverage.  It is almost harvest time here, and a lot of almost ripe vegetables were completely destroyed.

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