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Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« on: June 14, 2010, 12:23:17 AM »

I realize many of you don't live near a coastal area to worry about this, but for those of you who do, where do you plan on going if a storm threatens your area? Even though I live 150+ miles inland, Katrina still created a mess in central Mississippi, mostly in days-long (and in many cases, weeks-long) power outages. I'm on the disaster team at my job, so depending on where the storm goes, I may be evacuated to either Dallas or Atlanta. Otherwise, I may go to Memphis/northeast Arkansas, Kentucky or even Chicago.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 05:42:52 PM »

When I went through Hurricane Wilma in Broward County on October 24, 2005, I was fortunate to live in a strong concrete and steel building with aluminum panels fastened to the exterior of all my windows.  I was fortunate to live near four major electrical transmission lines and had power restored in 60-1/4 hours.  I would not consider evacuating toward central or northern Florida.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 08:12:58 PM »

Not really a plan so much as an "idea"  :hmmm:
I've lived in the FL panhandle 30yrs, fortunately I missed many of the storms cuz I was out of town driving a 18 wheeler, my bosses thinking was keep us away from the storm area before the storm, so the truck doenst get caught in the storm damage then send us home asap afterwards to check/repair damage etc. Because I retired from the road this year I will now have to deal with the upcoming storms. I live at least 40 mi inland from the coast in a 10 yr old single wide with tie-downs, to be sure tie-downs arent going to hold thru all storms but since this unit has withstood 120+mph winds I feel safe here up to a strong cat 3 storm. If a cat 4 or above comes this way I plan on seeing if we're on the bad  side of the storm (NE quadrant) or not and then head no further inland than needed, motel, evac center. If you dont have property damage you have to deal with possibly weeeks and weeks without electricity, which is BRUTAL in 90degree/90%humidity days and low temp of 75degree nites! note to self, BUY A GENERATOR!!
I have plenty of extra....food, water, batteries, flashlites, candles, etc for the "event"  :-o
So my "plan" is, watch tropical storm development, check storm supplies and be ready to go. I'm not sitting in miles and miles of backed up evac traffic, as always I'm leaving EARLY and if nothing happens, eh I got a nite in a motel away from home. werks4me! :)
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 08:21:54 PM »

If a hurricane hits me in West Texas, I think I'll just wait for a few minutes then it'll be sunny. Thats Texas weather for ya...
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2010, 12:04:29 PM »

No, but if a hurricane hits NE Illinois, then we have bigger things to worry about.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 03:12:28 PM »

For being a state that does not directly border the Atlantic, Pennsylvanian gets everything but the storm surge from hurricanes.  Devastating flooding took place after Agnes came though in 1972 and as recently with Ivan in 2004 which came through the night before the last Harrisburg Road Enthusiast Meet.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 12:16:40 AM »

Usually hurricane remnants will have diffused enough over Texas that by the time they get to Oklahoma they're on the order of standard thunderstorms "going backward".

Now, tornado plans, on the other hand, we have...
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 05:15:11 AM »

^ Here when theres a hurricane in the Gulf we usually just get some thunderstorms, then the next day it's completely sunny. And we have tornado plans here too, my old teacher always kept telling us the tornado plan for my school, every time there was a bad thunderstorm here. But yeah we have tornado plans here too...
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 11:52:16 AM »

Even though real hurricanes are rare for PA, our family plans to head anywhere west if such event were to happen. However if a tornado occurs, we would just go down to our basement.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 02:45:02 AM »

I realize many of you don't live near a coastal area to worry about this, but for those of you who do, where do you plan on going if a storm threatens your area? Even though I live 150+ miles inland, Katrina still created a mess in central Mississippi, mostly in days-long (and in many cases, weeks-long) power outages.

Don't remind me. I went a month and a half with no power after Katrina...making me appreciate cold showers.

Unless a Cat. 5 is on the way, I plan on staying put because I am way up here on the Northshore.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 02:00:25 PM »

On rare occasions, the remnants of Pacific tropical systems will cross into Arizona or the California deserts.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 04:01:20 PM »

^^^ Here in West Texas we don't have basements in the rock hard ground, so we just go to our hallway, cause it has no windows.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 05:42:35 PM »

On rare occasions, the remnants of Pacific tropical systems will cross into Arizona or the California deserts.

I remember the remnants of one storm that came close to southern California. It really didn't do anything but it caused this one particular day to be very muggy, something I didn't think happened in southern California.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 06:02:19 PM »

in August, 2007, there was a thunderstorm in Orange County (hardly ever happens!) as the remnants of Hurricane Dean managed to survive the trek across Mexico.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2010, 11:04:40 AM »

My hurricane plan is to stock up on beer and then cook up all the meat in the freezer. I'm far enough inland that storm surge isn't a concern, so unless a 5 is aiming directly at my house, I think I'll just stay put.
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Re: Do you have a hurricane evacuation plan?
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2010, 11:25:18 AM »

My hurricane plan is to bring an umbrella.

My tornado plan is to stay at work and try to keep the machines from failing in horrible ways when the power goes out (I work in the basement, so I'm probably safe from the tornado itself...)
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