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Old 05-29-2019, 05:02 PM
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Last night our area was under a tornado watch and we left our house about 20 minutes prior to the front coming thru. Probably gone about an hour and 15 minutes.

Anyone else have a severe weather plan?
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I live in Florida and Irma came right over my house. I had a "plan" but now it is severely modified from the experience. Long of short, yes our family has a plan with 3 options.
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I didn’t for Florence last yr but will prepare better in advance next time. Thank goodness it wasn’t the strong 4 that was predicted for weeks prior.
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I pull the covers up over my head....

After you break wind?
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
Last night our area was under a tornado watch and we left our house about 20 minutes prior to the front coming thru. Probably gone about an hour and 15 minutes.

Anyone else have a severe weather plan?
You were under a tornado watch and left your house?

Staying inside a structure, preferably a basement, is the best place to be.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by EMC Pursuit View Post
I live in Florida and Irma came right over my house. I had a "plan" but now it is severely modified from the experience. Long of short, yes our family has a plan with 3 options.
So what are your 3 options?
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthpawHD View Post


You were under a tornado watch and left your house?

Staying inside a structure, preferably a basement, is the best place to be.
Yes.
Stick built house with no basement on pretty flat terrain or a really well built concrete parking garage built into a hillside, that essentially meant we are underground.

Even if we had a basement, we do a have an interior room with no windows or exterior walls, I much rather not be in a wood frame structure in a hurricane or tornado, etc. Or any small structure for that matter short of poured concrete.
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So what are your 3 options?
Baton Down the hatches (hurricane shutters) and 100 gallons of fuel for the generator and stay at the house, Option 2 My company owns several hotels. Secure the house and head to the hotel, Option 3, Get out of Florida and head to my family in Ohio.

The options are actually quite detailed, but thats the jist.
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
Last night our area was under a tornado watch and we left our house about 20 minutes prior to the front coming thru. Probably gone about an hour and 15 minutes.

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pour more scotch and wait for the genny to kick on.
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I don't have any plan for hurricanes, because I reckon if I get one of those the world is over anyways.

I do however, have serious and detailed plans in the event of a wildland fire event on my properties and neighboring parcels. No messing around. If the scanner or phone tree starts making noise, it's 100% react and go time. I 100% always find the source of smoke, visual or olfactory, in summer season.

On lots of places on my properties, there is only one way out. Most likely be miles to safety in a catastrophic event.

A fire would certainly be catastrophic to life if unprepared.
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I bought the wife some protective gear so she can continue to cook, make samiches, & cocktails,while I’m in the basement.
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post


pour more scotch and wait for the genny to kick on.
Poured concrete, gimlets and I have to start the genny...

after experiencing only ~80 mph gusts and "waiting" for something to happen, I've decided I would rather avoid riding out storms...
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You would be foolish not to plan.
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Lightbulb Tornado Procedures

Stay indoors preferably in a basement closest to the direction of the storm, open windows, stay away from glass and monitor TV or radio for developments. If you lack a basement go to a neighbor's or internal ground floor room without windows. It is critical to open windows to allow air pressure to readily equalize and thereby reduce the probability of flying glass shards.

Below grade is your friend in a tornado; the deeper the better.
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Tornado watches we hunker down but stay put. Don't really have many places here to go to as we are not hit by too many tornadoes. Enough to have a talk with the family and let them know get to the bathroom in the center of the house and toss a mattress over your head type, but good so far.

Hurricanes, 1&2 we again batten down the hatches, pick up the yard and stay put with plenty of food, water, and gas. 3+ we are locked up like before but gone somewhere else. I have been through 3's, Florence was intimidating with the 4 and seeing Micheal was an eye opener. But with 3 young boys I have learned that I would rather just lock up and go somewhere safe and deal with a miserable drive but enjoy the location vs sitting in the storm, concerned at every creek and noise the house makes, concerned for my sons and being miserable for an entire day as the storm passes and maybe a few days after with no power, etc.
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