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Old 08-26-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Looks like the storm is going to pass closer to us as originally thought.

They predict Isaac will continue to move northwest over the next day or so before turning slightly to the north before approaching the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

We are prepared for this storm.
Generator has been tested and is on standby.
50 gal. of fresh gasoline stored in 5 gal. cans in the shop.
Phone and Internet are fiber optic with a back-up battery(which can be re-charged by gen. or car charger).
Radio, flashlights, extra batteries, drinking water, non-perishable food, along with 20 MREs are in house.
2(20 Lb.) & 2(30 Lbs) propane tanks are filled and gas buners are ready.

8 bottles of White Zinfandel is are also in place.


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Old 08-27-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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Good luck and stay safe.

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Old 08-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Stay high and dry....although the Zin is probably not THAT dry!

You and all the residents of the affected area will be in our prayers....
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #5
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Stay safe....

Our thoughts and prayers are with u

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Old 08-28-2012, 01:15 AM   #6
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Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. We'll need them.

As for now, we're just a few miles west of where the eye is predicted to pass. The west side is less dangerous. If the storm moves more to the west before land fall, we'll be on the east side, which is NOT GOOD.

I completed making up a power cord for the generator and then picked up loose items and put what I could in the shop. The 5er is snug under the RV cover. I'll try to post pics if anything interesting happens.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #8
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Re: Isaac

At the moment, we have winds of 40 mph with gust up to 65. It's been this way since midnight.

Folks in communities just south of New Orleans have up to 9' of water in there homes. This is because a State(not Federal) Levee system has failed. The Corp of Engineers will not comment on this. Some people have called authorities from within their attics.

I'm surprised we still have power.
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At 7:05AM we lost power and one tree. We're now running on Generator power. Our Bradford Pear tree, near the house split in half and fell on my enclosed trailer; and patio cover. I hitched my tractor to the trailer and pulled it out onto the driveway. I'll have to wait for a break in the storm to cut the part of the tree that is on the patio cover.
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Wishing you the best and hope it's all over soon!

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