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#1 Nerferc

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:33 PM

Hurricane Rita is category Five now and I live in it's direct path (Houston,TX). School was cancelled for tommorow and friday. Well... I guess I just wanted to tell you guys that.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:48 PM

Simple, two steps;

1) Pack up what you can.

2) Get the hell out of Dodge.


I hope the storm weakens before it hits land, but the Gulf is known for just making them a whole lot stronger...warm water and all.

We're contending with Hurricane Jova (category 3 currently, about 450 mi. East of us right now), but it's already showing signs of veering North and the worse we'll be getting is some nasty humidity and some showers.

I'll be prayin' for you all over there. Get a move on.


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#3 J cobbers

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:17 PM

This is why I will never live on the east or south coasts.

Anyway, Get out of town now! Hope you have family inland. Good luck.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:28 PM

I live in the austin and I'll be seeing the remains of it(catergory 1). But Nerfer if your in houston I would expect flooding. Are you gonna go somewhere or wait it out? I thought that galveston and brazoria were under mandatory evactuations.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:28 PM

This is why I will never live on the east or south coasts.

Anyway, Get out of town now! Hope you have family inland. Good luck.

Yea get out now! were do you live?
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#6 Nerferc

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 07:55 PM

We're not leaving, we live in the Heights so the flooding won't be as bad here, but we're lashing everything down and stocking up on food and water. We can't really leave, we have 2 german sheperds and 4 cats.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:16 PM

My cousin lives in pasadena, I think shes gonna get flooded pretty badly. But ya it'll be nasty when it hits. But I don't think it will be as bad as katrina. We seem to be alot more prepared.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:29 PM

Ya, everyone is over afraid because of the disaster of katrina. The federal government doesn't want to goof up twice in 2 weeks.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:32 PM

We're not leaving, we live in the Heights so the flooding won't be as bad here, but we're lashing everything down and stocking up on food and water.  We can't really leave,  we have 2 german sheperds and 4 cats.

Well, that takes care of the flooding concerns...

...but watch the wind-related stuff. Tie your furniture and anything loose down, including trailers, sheds, etc. If you have a brick or concrete walled structure on property, make that the 'safe room'. If not, make sure you're in the bathroom, probably the most structurally sound room in most houses.

My mother-in-law survived a category 4 hurricane (Iniki) back in 1992. The house lost one bedroom, one bathroom, and most of the roof, but she and my sister-in-law rode it out in a neighbor's house (concrete). That one flattened most of the island of Kauai (where, incidently, Jurassic Park was being filmed).

Since we just had our hurricane scare here, I already have our survival gear packed and ready to go. Since the storm is turning out to open sea, I'm going to unpack the food items, but keep my gear and equipment on the ready.

If you folks can, make sure you have a cordless Sawzall (I have this one), it can be a life-saver in some post-storm conditions. That or have a gasoline-powered chain saw in your survival gear. Water, water, water. If you do a lot of camping, you have a chance to use a lot of your stuff (H2O purifier, camp stove, sleeping bags, etc.

Start charging up every cordless appliance, tools, lights, etc. The power WILL go out, so you'd best be prepared for that. Better still, if you have a generator, gas it up, run it now (don't want to find out it won't work during the storm), and set it up as an auxiliary power station. It'll look weird when everyone has no power and you'd be watching CNN in your living room.

Here's a weird one. Fill all your plastic trash cans, and usable Rubbermaid-type storage bins with fresh water, if you can. Keep them in the garage or other place you think will be strong enough to resist wind and not topple them over. That can serve as a reservoir for wash water, or if you have a purifier, fresh water source.

Finally, since I live in Hawaii, we stock up on SPAM. A lot of SPAM. Hawaii consumes more SPAM than the continental U.S. Why, I don't know, but that's a survival kit in a can if I ever saw one.

Good luck. And let us know after it passes how you're doing.


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#10 Nerferc

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:36 PM

I'm hoping it will die down some before it hits us. We're 60 miles inland, that's not much compared to the Texas sized storm, but any little thing helps.

Hey maybe I can take some video of the storm and post it.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 08:59 PM

Hey maybe I can take some video of the storm and post it.


You should, that would be neat. Piney, that's a good idea about keeping a container full of water around, sounds like you're pretty experienced there.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:19 PM

No man, don't try to tape it, that's dangerous. Go to an interior room and stay there.
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#13 Nerferc

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:26 PM

I wouldn't go outside and tape it and my parents are pretty obsessive about my safety (see my stefan thread on NHQ) they wouldn't let me do anything dangerous. It would prob be a good distance from a window.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:42 PM

I'll take some footage here in austin. It won't be near what it is on the coast but it'll give you an idea of how powerful it is. Consdering I'm a good 125-150 miles inland.

Edited by Uncle Hammer, 21 September 2005 - 09:43 PM.

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#15 Nerferc

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:45 PM

By the way how do you post video? i couldn't find any tutorials.
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:58 PM

If you plan on getting a tape, be extremely cautious. The last thing we need is a Nerfer's death in an attempt to get a video for his forum.

It sounds like Piney has the right advice. I live in Minnesota, but my uncle has survived several storms down in Florida and he took similar precautions. Best of luck to you, and let us know how things go down after Lovely Rita's gone.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 10:33 PM

I live in Houston, TX too. Luckily I'm 60-70 miles from the coast, but it doesn't look too good. We'll spend tomorrow fixing up the house, and waiting I guess.
Oh and Nerferc, what school do you go to?
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#18 Nerferc

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 11:38 PM

I go to Lamar (not the weird consolidated one) the one on westheimer.

I'm not going to risk my life for a video, I will be cautious. I won't leave my house.

Edited by Nerferc, 21 September 2005 - 11:40 PM.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:07 AM

I wouldn't care if the black gates of Mordor were between me and that thing, I would be getting the fuck out. Seriously. You know you're not going to school, your folks are probably not working. I'd just take a god damn vacation. In other words, I'd drive to Oklahoma and get a room for the night. Fuck that noise. The government really has no control over this. Catagory 5 hurricanes are the mighty dick of God. You don't mess with that! You don't mess with Gods dick!

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 03:24 PM

Ya, everyone is over afraid because of the disaster of katrina. The federal government doesn't want to goof up twice in 2 weeks.

How does the government get the blame for natural disasters? Are you saying Bush is mother nature? I absofuckinglutely hate the Bush empire - but really, a hurricane is his fault?
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#21 Nerferc

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:25 PM

FEMA's response time was his fault. They only starting sending help 5 days after the storm was over.

Anyways I jsut spent 2 and a half hours filling up drinking water and literally an hour in line at a grocery store.
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:54 PM

I`m sure you know this, but stock up on hurricane candles. We were out of power for about 2 weeks during an icestorm and no one thought to get hurricane candles beforehand. it sucked.

Stay safe and keep us informed
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#23 Nerferc

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:21 PM

We've got LED lanterns and those flashlights where you manually power them, and plent of non perishables.
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#24 Talio

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:13 AM

Go get a fuckin' Rosary too heathen.

Seriously, Hurricane Andrew. Fucked shit up. Horrible disaster. All over the god damn state. There was little to no flooding. I don't give a fuck whether your up to your neck in water. Your house gets hit by a Volvo it's not really going to matter how high you are now does it?

Seriously, anyone staying, I'm a firm believer that you're a fucking moron. That thing is a fucking hurricane. A huge ass mother fucking hurricane. Am I getting through? Really, how expensive are hotel rooms in Kanas city? Just get the fuck out and keep the amount of blood you already have in your body.

Maybe I'm off base, but fuck that noise, this is why I live in Delaware.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 08:20 AM

It's not going to be that bad here. By the time it reaches us it will be a category one(around 70 mile an hour winds). So no volvos will be picked up. In galveston Houses will, but not here. The storm is also slowing down so that it will hang over my area for several days. Then flooding would be the problem.

Edited by Nerferc, 23 September 2005 - 08:21 AM.

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