Friday, August 26, 2011

What most East Coasters are doing today. Hurricane Irene - go away!

So, we are not big worries in general but when a big-honker of a Hurricane is baring down on "your neck-of-the-woods", we find it is just smart to be "better safe than sorry" (lotta cliches in that sentence LOL).  
So I loaded up my kids here in Rhode Island and we headed to the grocery store to stock up on the items noted on the Hurricane Preparedness list that we printed out via NOAA's website (Nat'l Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).  Becca made calls to airlines to see if she could move her trip home to Germany to an early date...With no luck.  Looks like we may have her here in the states a bit longer -YEAH!

Here's what we were told by NOAA to get and prepare:

Disaster Supply Kit

Check boxWater - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
Check boxFood - at least enough for 3 to 7 days— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly— snack foods— non-electric can opener— cooking tools / fuel— paper plates / plastic utensils
Check boxBlankets / Pillows, etc.
Check boxClothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
Check boxFirst Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
Check boxSpecial Items - for babies and the elderly
Check boxToiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
Check boxFlashlight / Batteries
Check boxRadio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Check boxTelephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
Check boxCash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
Check boxKeys
Check boxToys, Books and Games
Check boxImportant documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
Check boxTools - keep a set with you during the storm
Check boxVehicle fuel tanks filled
Check boxPet care items— proper identification / immunization records / medications— ample supply of food and water— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash

I got and prepped the food/first aid/clothes/toiletries/... stuff (and a few bottles of wine...ya know...just in case :):):) and my husband will be getting the tools set, the yard organized, the generator prepped, the propane and gas tanks filled plus he'll get ice if he can find it.  Plus he was up at the crack-oh-dawn this morning, setting up extra line and anchors on our sailboat to try to keep it from getting swept away.

Looks like we are ready to ride out Miss Irene.  Kids are excited to see if this 'lady storm" develops into something cool to watch.  
Wish us luck that our trees stay up and our house stays in-tact (and we don't loose electricity...oh please don't let us loose electricity!)


  1. Thanks for stopping by Tips for Saving. I am now following you back.

    Looks like you guys are very prepared! Good luck with the storm and hope every one remains safe!

  2. Did you get extra Nutella just in case?

  3. @rose - thanks for the goode luck wishes
    @hayley Dang -should have called you first...No nutella bought...DANG DANG DANG!

  4. oof good luck!! be careful!!

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  5. Returning the follow. I am an identical twin myself. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. following you back.

    FYI I have been through Lots and Lots of hurricanes. Make sure you have things to do with the kids if the power goes out. It can be out for days and it is very boring...very boring.
    Also, battery operated fans are a must if it is still warm by can get REALLY hot when the power is out for days. Just some thoughts. Good Luck to you. My parents are going to get hit really bad on the Jersey shore.

  7. Stay safe! I hope you come out unscathed. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

  8. Returning the follow! Looks like you should have enough supplies and fingers crossed that you don't lose POWER!

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  10. Thank you for stopping by and the warm wishes for my daughter. It means a lot to me. I hope you guys stay safe and are fully prepared. Following you back.

  11. Thanks for stopping by Cute-Ecakes! As a New Yorker, I am wishing you the best of luck through the storm!

  12. thanks for stopping by Couponing following via GFC...wishing and praying you the best and safety during Irene

  13. Now that's what I call being prepared! :) Good luck this weekend - here's hoping your trees remain standing and your house stays intact...and yes, that your electricity doesn't go out! :)

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  14. Living in Oklahoma, I prepare for tornadoes and storms similar to the way you are preparing for this hurricane. I also have an emergency kit that has random stuff just-in-case. Good luck to you and your family, hurricanes scare me ... but then again I'm the tornado pro. haha.

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  15. I hope you'll all stay safe.

    thanks for following my blog, i followed you as well and congrats on having 100 followers.

    i enjoyed your pictures and the videos that I watched, it must be so fun to have a twin.

  16. Praying for your safety.

    Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.
    Have a nice day!

  17. Thank you for the tips! I am in NY and we should be getting hit tomorrow night. Be safe!
    I am a new follower, come by and say hi

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  20. Awe. I've been prayer for all those eastern states. Keep us updated! Gonna find y'all on twitter.. I live in Houston and lost electricity with Hurricane Ike.. Not fun at all.. Wasn't up again for a week or two.

    Thanks for stopping by.. Now following..

  21. Hope you are doing well and it sounds like you are as prepared as can be for Irene. I'm following you back from the blog hop! Thanks for stopping by Network Marketing Mama!