View Poll Results: What you are doing to prep for Maria?

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  • What's a "Maria"?

    1 4.17%
  • Nothing, not going to bother me... I can't be bothered.

    1 4.17%
  • Little. Some prep. Extra 6 pack.

    3 12.50%
  • Some prep. We have extra stuff for a couple of days.

    5 20.83%
  • Med. prep. Shutters and extra food and water for a few days.

    9 37.50%
  • Big prep. Bring her on. Closed up, extra fuel and 2 weeks of food and water.

    5 20.83%
  • I'm invincible. Bring it on and more.

    0 0%
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    A mix of 5 & 6 here. Lots of easy to prepare food. Most can be eaten cold if need be. Lots of drinking water - not just for the storm, as a course of habit I have 15+ bottles on hand at any given time. Didn't board up the windows, not my house and the landlord wasn't interested in paying. We have a staged plan. If the house is compromised, we retreat to a fortified bedroom. If that is insufficient we have a large windowless closet with a strong door and concrete walls as a 2nd alternative.

    Just received a real telephone call from call from the Govt of Canada. They said they are calling all Canadians to urge them to leave on extra flights scheduled for tomorrow. I informed them that we would be staying and they promised to call back after the storm to see how we made out.

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    5-6  (I hope?)

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    Default Hurricane Maria Preparations

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    As a survivor of David and Georges in Santo Domingo, every June I grease up the shutters and make sure they all close well. The shutters (said to withstand winds of 250kph) we bought many years ago when we decided it would be much cheaper to buy these than to continue to pay for hurricane insurance. Has worked out that way. But come to think about it... if a Hurricane 5 were to cross through Santo Domingo, would think the insurance would work, don't think the shutters would hold out to 300kph + winds.

    This year, with the threat of Irma, bought plywood planks to put on some glass windows that are not covered by the shutters. Didn't get to install them for Irma, and neither have put them up for Maria. For Irma I brought in a glass table top, so far have left it out. Takes only 15 minutes to get together three people to bring it in (it is heavy).

    My building is good... receives water from street pipe line and also has its own well. We also have a big power plant. For Irma made sure we were full with propane gas (centrally distributed) and diesel for the power plant. So did nothing for Maria.

    For Irma also lowered all the art frames in my apartment. Haven't done that this time.

    With all the discussions on the DR1 Forums about the solar panels... would consider taking them down if a hurricane 3+ were scheduled to hit. Right now haven't done so.

    The trampoline on our terrace got disassembled for Irma. But haven't removed the terrace potters. If the forecast changes today as it moves across Puerto Rico, then would complete preparations for Hurricane 3+.

    I think even if a hurricane doesn't hit, it is good to prepare. It serves as a drill to be aware of what needs to be done to be ready for when the hurricane really comes.

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    Conditions in neighboring Puerto Rico:



    The western edge of the hurricane's cloud cover is already over the eastern extreme of the DR. It extends westward to about San Pedro / Hato Mayor / Sabana de la Mar / Samaná.

    Plenty of tourists in Bavaro are probably not happy they can't sun tan today. Should had gone to Puerto Plata! lol
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    We have done everything that we can. Didn't get the shutters up on a couple of windows but we don't use that area much and ... it could use redecorating. I just kicked my workers out and told them to go home and take care of whatever they need to do. Come back to work when they, family and friends are safe and taken care of.

    Now the waiting begins. Again!

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    Not the best tanning weather here today. Bits of sun between cloudy periods. More cloud than sun.

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    We're boarding up windows now. Better safe than sorry. Let's hope they work in the same way as taking an umbrella in case of rain.


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    I'm with you Sunny Solar

    Exposed solar panels down this morning
    DISH TV dish down --- AGAIN!!

    Main man & his little family moving in tonight.

    Dogs & cats still kicking..........

    Like the old Timex Watch commercial

    Takes a licking & keeps on ticking....

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