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1. Have you ever experienced a hurricane firsthand?
I'm going to say yes. Hurricane Irene in 2011 was just a tropical storm by the time it hit us but it did a fair amount of flooding so it only kind of counts. However, I am going to count "Superstorm" Sandy because even though it wasn't technically a "hurricane" by the time it smacked into NJ, it was one hell of a ride. Power was out in many places for a week or more, there was gas rationing and a fair amount of damage. At work, I had to help research stations try to sort out the funding to try to repair or replace years worth of work.

2. Have you ever experienced outside heat over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celcius)?
Hell, more than once this summer!

3. When and where was the coldest temperature you have ever experienced?
In my hometown of Marion, Ohio, it got down to -22F back in the mid-1990s. We did the thing of taking a cup of boiling water and tossing it in the air (obviously NOT into the wind) and it instantly turned into snow.

4. Is your household prepared for a possible power outage of two to seven days?
Two, yes, we could be ok. Seven, since I'm in a tiny apartment would be extremely difficult.

5. Do you have a go bag?
No, I guess I should but where my place is, I'm unlikely to have to worry about flooding (especially since I'm on the second floor) and if winds were that destructive, who has time to find the bag?


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Sep. 14th, 2018 01:42 pm (UTC)
You don't have a bug-out bag?? My extreme paranoia demands it ;)

Edited at 2018-09-14 01:42 pm (UTC)
Sep. 14th, 2018 01:56 pm (UTC)
I know where the important stuff is but the biggest challenge would be wrangling kitties into carriers.
Sep. 14th, 2018 10:16 pm (UTC)
You most definitely should count both of those as hurricanes. They were fierce. How long was your power out from Sandy? Ours was out 10 days, but we left home after about 24 hours and stayed at my SIL’s because her power had come back on already. Thank goodness we didn’t have to stay in our house because when we did get power back and went home it was 41 degrees inside.

Sep. 14th, 2018 11:32 pm (UTC)
Even though I lived in an awful apartment that I’m glad I’m not in anymore, I was very lucky because our apartments were on the Rutgers power grid and it was an emergency evacuation point so power came back in less than a day and a half. However in highland park proper just half a mile away, some of the places were out more than a week
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