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Got plenty of drinking water. Waiting for Dorian tomorrow. The 1512 was up for the task of hauling water. :tango_face_grin:



 

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Nestlé always makes huge profits during these weather events. It has to be one of the greatest marketing successes of all time to convince people to purchase the water they could normally get for free! You are buying tap water in a fancy colored plastic bottle. Exactly what is wrong or is too difficult with using the water that comes from the taps in your house? For the price of a case, or two, of that bottled water one can buy a reusable container holding 5 gallons and up.

https://www.coleman.com/5-gallon-water-carrier/5620B718G.html

While having water on hand for drinking AND cooking is essential, no one ever seems to think of bathing during these outages. Our power was out for almost a week after Michael last year, they had to rebuild the entire power distribution in our county. Sun Showers, and the like, are just filled with water and left in the sun for a few hours, then you can take a warm to hot shower.

https://www.amazon.com/Stearns-B269SSH-00-000-2000005826-Sunshower-4-0/dp/B000NVDFOO

The wind is the worst problem. Secure anything that isn't solidly anchored down. Good luck!
 

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Buying water make folks think they are doing "something" to defy Nature. H sometimes it makes them feel better.
 

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Boy when Hurricane season Hits I am always Glad I don't Live In a coastal state. I would rather Have a Blizzard Than a Hurricane any day. But if I did Live In a Hurricane Prone state I would Have a whole House Generator Like I have Here In IL . When I was stationed at FT Bragg it was Usually far enough In the State. That we would get the rain But it really wouldn't be to Bad wind why's and didn't have to worry about storm surge either.

Stay safe CubCadetAC:thThumbsU
 

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Boy when Hurricane season Hits I am always Glad I don't Live In a coastal state. I would rather Have a Blizzard Than a Hurricane any day. But if I did Live In a Hurricane Prone state I would Have a whole House Generator Like I have Here In IL . When I was stationed at FT Bragg it was Usually far enough In the State. That we would get the rain But it really wouldn't be to Bad wind why's and didn't have to worry about storm surge either.

Stay safe CubCadetAC:thThumbsU
Cold kills many more people each year than hurricanes and tropical storms combined. Then there are all the associated costs of having to live in a cold climate. Everything from more insulation in the houses to the accidents from snow & ice.

What's the weather like by you now, CubCadetAC? Dorian really sped up quickly once leaving the Bahamas.
 

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Cold kills many more people each year than hurricanes and tropical storms combined. Then there are all the associated costs of having to live in a cold climate. Everything from more insulation in the houses to the accidents from snow & ice.

What's the weather like by you now, CubCadetAC? Dorian really sped up quickly once leaving the Bahamas.
Yeah But My House is still standing and I don't have water In it. Grew Up On a river Didn't Like it the 22 times It Came In the House in 17 years I lived there. I will take a Blizzard over a Hurricane any day:thThumbsU
 

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Yeah But My House is still standing and I don't have water In it. Grew Up On a river Didn't Like it the 22 times It Came In the House in 17 years I lived there. I will take a Blizzard over a Hurricane any day:thThumbsU
So the house you grew up in was in a low area that flooded from 22 hurricanes in 17 years?
 

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So the house you grew up in was in a low area that flooded from 22 hurricanes in 17 years?
River I grew Up On flooded the House It Had Nothing to do with Hurricanes Except for what Hurricanes Can Provide Flooding and tend to Knock down Buildings That are Not reinforced concrete. That why I'll Take a snow storm Over a Hurricane Because Noah's Ark would Have to Be coming down the Fox river In order for me to Flood Now The river is 4 Miles away and the Valley It's In. The water would have to come up 70 feet or More. Number 1 killer In the US is actually flooding aka Drowning. Don't want to deal with flooding so I don't Live near a river or In a Hurricane Prone state Yet and May Never If are Proposed State Constitutional amendment doesn't Pass, Then I will stay In IL until they Lay me Under :thThumbsU
 

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State Constitutional Amendment?

Depending upon just where you get your claims from, you are somewhat correct. Weatherbug states that yes, flooding is the #1 killer averaged over 30 years. #2 is tornadoes. #3 is Lightning. #4 is hurricanes. While Illinois doesn't get many hurricanes, they still get #'s 1, 2 & 3.

https://www.weatherbug.com/news/The-Top-Weather-Killers

But the Lancet, a medical journal, states that heat related deaths in the U.S. are about 9,000 per year BUT cold related deaths are about 144,000.

https://www.climatedepot.com/2016/04/07/study-heat-kills-9000-in-usa-and-cold-kills-144000-in-usa/
 

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I think it might be worth considering that weather related death numbers (of all kinds) are squed by the homeless, the elderly and the foolish.
 

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State Constitutional Amendment?

Depending upon just where you get your claims from, you are somewhat correct. Weatherbug states that yes, flooding is the #1 killer averaged over 30 years. #2 is tornadoes. #3 is Lightning. #4 is hurricanes. While Illinois doesn't get many hurricanes, they still get #'s 1, 2 & 3.

https://www.weatherbug.com/news/The-Top-Weather-Killers

But the Lancet, a medical journal, states that heat related deaths in the U.S. are about 9,000 per year BUT cold related deaths are about 144,000.

https://www.climatedepot.com/2016/04/07/study-heat-kills-9000-in-usa-and-cold-kills-144000-in-usa/
It a IL Tax amendment they say to tax the rich with More taxes But it really is so they Can open the door for Taxes On social security and Pension befits which IL doesn't do Now. That's the Only Problem with IL If The People Vote against it . I'll stay In IL If Not I'll be Looking at states with No State Income Tax and a Few are Hurricane states Like Texas :thThumbsU
 

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Buying water make folks think they are doing "something" to defy Nature. H sometimes it makes them feel better.
Not trying to defy anything. We wanted to make sure, we had plenty of drinking water, incase our power went out for a few days.
 

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An interesting item was that our city water flow was not interrupted after Hurricane Michael passed over us last year. We lost power as the entire infrastructure of the electrical grid had to be rebuilt, almost from scratch in many areas, which took over a month. Many thanks to all those storm workers from many states that worked on the project.
But we still had water coming into the house.
 

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Not trying to defy anything. We wanted to make sure, we had plenty of drinking water, incase our power went out for a few days.
Smart move Allen. I'd do the same as many water supplies end up contaminated after hurricanes.

Filling up the bathtubs before the storm is another way to have a large clean water source available.
 

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Not if it's my bathtub..!...:eck16:...

I'd have to scrub it good with bleach first and rinse well before filling it...and still wouldn't drink any water stored in it ,unless maybe it was boiled first!..

I do fill my tub in case of power failure when a bad storm approaches so I can use it to make the toilet flush...I have a well & pump and no power = no water..

I wonder how our members in Nova Scotia are making out,I saw some pretty intense damage on TV done there Saturday when Dorian hit at Cat 2 status..
 

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It a IL Tax amendment they say to tax the rich with More taxes But it really is so they Can open the door for Taxes On social security and Pension befits which IL doesn't do Now. That's the Only Problem with IL If The People Vote against it . I'll stay In IL If Not I'll be Looking at states with No State Income Tax and a Few are Hurricane states Like Texas <img src="http://www.mytractorforum.com/images/smilies/thThumbsUp.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ThThumbsUp" class="inlineimg" />[/QUOTE]

I live in NW Indiana not too far from the state line and it seems like there has been a mass exodus from Illinois to our area over the past several years. We do have a state income tax but our property tax is way less than our neighbors across the line.

Indiana also just passed a law to not tax military retirement pensions.
 

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There are a lot of places to consider that never see hurricanes.
For instance if consider north central GA (but not Atlanta, had my fill of city growing up). Dated a gal for a while that would have moved us to Tennessee. New Mexico is fine, and probably as far west as I'd consider.
If _possible_ weather is a factor NOAA has data running out their ears.
 
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