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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Well we dodged it!

Unfortunately, my parents did not. Here is a awesome pic from my friend from RJR Drive of the storm there two hours travel north from here. 
It blocked both roads to my parents house with downed trees, no power, no landline telephone. 60K without power.  The landlines gone tell me that poles are down. 

Here? Well we came out ok, but time to pay attention to stuff.  Its that time of year. 
















This is pretty much a pretty looking sealed lead acid battery that can charge phones and jump start cars. It was due for the 3 month maintenance charge. 





 





























Large old school Maglite. New batteries! And yes if you sent in enough coupons from Winston cigarette packs you could get one too! Me? Well I was handed one. 





 




















Charge the wall safe. Although not the primary goto thing in the event things go pear shaped here it does play an important role on where I go and grab what. I have defined lines of fire to assure that if I miss I will not put a hole in a neighbor. 

So on to this: 




 









Lantern and another MagLight. Change the batteries and charge the one for the lantern.

I hope everyone is OK.

15 comments:

  1. I hope your parents are okay. That's a good picture of the storm.

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    1. Thanks Supi. I will find out more in a bit. They are OK though. That's the main thing.

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  2. Wow, sorry to hear about your parents area.

    We too had a crash course in lets make sure we have the stuff in place in case we need it...we did:)

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    1. Thanks AG! Yes, things and what to do and regular maintenance are a pain, but if you need the stuff it pays off. Glad y'all came out OK!

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  3. We dodged it, parts of MD to the east did not. My sister outside of Raleigh said she was good but other areas got clobbered.

    I suppose I can drain the tub now...

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    1. Yeah, it was pretty random. The radar looked like we were going to get spanked and then, poof! Nothing.

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  4. Keads, we have thousands upon thousands of out of state folks moving in down here. If you were to ever get tired of teaching self defense with a force multiplier, you could make a killing down here teaching hurricane survival prep.

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    1. LOL! I think not, but thanks! Good to see you here.

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  5. Other than the 3 hours sitting on the plane to get out of DC, not bad. It went north. Re the lights, I change all batteries everytime we do the time change to DST. Hope the folks are okay!

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    1. They got power back today. Thanks!

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  6. Looks like you're well prepared. I'm glad you didn't need it though.

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    1. Thanks! I am glad I did not either. Time to get the manual transfer switch installed for a Generator.

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  7. Glad you all came through that Ok. Manual transfer switch for the generator is also on my short list. Losing power and having to run a thousand extension cords purely sucks!

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  8. You're super well prepared!

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  9. Over off of Jonestown rd. it was a bit blustery. Pwr out for about 1.5 hrs. Seems NW of here was hit harder. Glad most were safe.

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