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Hurricane coming

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Post: # 27235Unread post slugworth
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:26 pm

It may be an early harvest this year,hurricane style.
We are due,the last one was 8 years ago.
A nice addition to covid-19 woes.

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Post: # 27259Unread post GoDawgs
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:12 am

We're supposed to just get some rain out of it and we can use some. I got a row ready for planting beans tomorrow so rain will be welcomed.
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Post: # 27267Unread post brownrexx
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:21 pm

We are expecting 2 1/2" of rain and not too much wind.
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Post: # 27274Unread post slugworth
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:05 pm

we shall see
Tropical storm Conditions Expected. A chance of Thunderstorms. Showers. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Humid with Lows in the lower 70s. South Winds 35 to 45 Mph with Gusts up to 65 Mph, becoming southwest 20 to 30 Mph after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent.
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Post: # 27275Unread post slugworth
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:07 pm

Hope the people with packed freezers don't lose power.
When we do it's out for a week at least.
Lots of covid BBQ's
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Post: # 27289Unread post Nan6b
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:32 pm

Well, Slugworth, batten down the hatches and pack your freezers full of ice (full freezers stay frozen longer). Hope your weather turns out to not be destructive.
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Post: # 27300Unread post slugworth
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:15 pm

I have been eating food out of the freezer to keep the inventory low for such dilemmas.
I will have to modify the rain saving setup to lower the input of saved water.
I assume I will lose the trellised cukes,
Neighbors will find cukes in their yards.
I have generators but a limited supply of gas.
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Post: # 27303Unread post Vanman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:00 pm

Fill your car fuel tank. You can use it in the generators in a pinch.
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Post: # 27311Unread post EdieJ
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:33 pm

We have a relative in the storm's path. She's already gone out to bid farewell to her garden. 😞
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Post: # 27314Unread post slugworth
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:15 pm

Vanman wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Fill your car fuel tank. You can use it in the generators in a pinch.
I believe it is from a time when they had anti theft block the siphon hose technology in the gas tank.
I never tried it with my truck,but previous trucks didn't let a hose into the tank.
Nice thought tho.
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Post: # 27315Unread post slugworth
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:19 pm

Laptop/modem dialup to keep in touch.
All previous hurricanes the landlines were intact even with power out.
Cell towers pooped out after a few days on batteries.
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Post: # 27324Unread post friedgreen51
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:44 pm

I picked every tomato that was turning Sunday night. All the okra and the peppers too.
All my tomato cages are staked very well, so we will see how they weather the storm.
We are west of where the storm will come ashore in North Carolina, but we are supposed to get 3-5 inches of rain and winds 35-45 mph (gusts to 60). Since July 19th we have already had over 10 inches, so trees are likely to come down.

We get a couple of hurricanes to deal with every year. Our generator is ready and plenty of gas in the barn in 5 gallon cans. We learned in 2018 after hurricane Florence when we lost power for 2 1/2 days that one thing you couldn't find was gas cans. Shelves were empty as people rushed to buy gas before the hurricane hit. We have picked up several since then, mainly at yard sales.

Thank goodness it is moving fast. The worst for us should be midnight until 4:00 a.m. Unfortunately it continues to pick up speed.
Don't think the Hurricane Lilies will bloom after this hurricane. It has been so wet. They need a period of dry weather and then a rain event.
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Post: # 27326Unread post Whwoz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:46 pm

Stay safe folks.
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Post: # 27342Unread post slugworth
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:59 am

hurricane deductible $5,000
tropical storm deductible $500
what a difference a few mph makes
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Post: # 27347Unread post brownrexx
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:35 am

@friedgreen51 I have never heard of hurricane lilies. They are really pretty.
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Post: # 27350Unread post slugworth
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:12 am

Quick pick before the storm hits.
Soldacki 17oz on the scale and in a dishpan to judge the size.
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Post: # 27354Unread post friedgreen51
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:00 am

brownrexx wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:35 am
@friedgreen51 I have never heard of hurricane lilies. They are really pretty.
They are heirloom plants introduced first in New Bern, North Carolina from Japan about 1854.
Here is an interesting article about them:

https://lenoir.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/10/hur ... nd%20Japan.

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Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:24 am

You sweat just breathing.
Relative Humidity
89%
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Post: # 27373Unread post pepperhead212
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:01 pm

I got "only" 2.86" today, and it wasn't that windy until later. It wasn't until the rain had pretty much stopped, that the wind kicked up - the street and sidewalks were dry in no time! We're in the tail end of the storm, getting wind, but no rain. A bunch of small limbs and branches blew down, but no damage - I haven't looked closely at the garden, but it didn't look bad. We've had worse than this a couple of times this season. I hope all of you fared OK in this.
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Post: # 27386Unread post slugworth
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:10 pm

lost 2 trees,one is blocking the road.
Wind speed indicator went into orbit,it only went up to 60mph.
Power goes on and off
Insurance co. says too bad.
very little rain.
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