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Hurricane plan:evacuate!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JImbothefiveth, Aug 30, 2008.

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  1. JImbothefiveth

    JImbothefiveth Well-Known Member

    Allright, I just wanted to say, to those that still have time, evacuate!
    You remember what happened after Katrina, the best way to survive a hurricane is to not be there!

    I just had to post this after reading all the "hurricane preparedness" threads.
    I'm sorry if this is off topic, I don't think it is because other threads like it were not, but I really don't want to lose any members to gustav!
  2. WinchesterAA

    WinchesterAA Well-Known Member

    I live in Houston, and am not entirely sure what to think.. My SOP for this type of thing is do the opposite of what the news is saying.
  3. JWarren

    JWarren Well-Known Member

    Its going to be nasty, and sadly it is starting to seem reminiscent of Katrina.

    I think this the eye of this one may be a little further away from me than last time, but we're not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination. The potential tracks show that the eye could be anywhere from 100 miles west of me to coming directly over my house.

    Preperations are getting made, but leaving isn't really a consideration for me where I am. I'd feel differently if I were in some other areas.

    I hope everyone remains safely.

    And I hope that those that scoff at the "SHTF" threads saying that a fluke event like Katrina won't happen with enough frequency to make the effort to prepare for are paying attention.

    -- John
  4. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    We're 80 miles inland in NW Houston, not planning on going anywhere, and don't need to get any hurricane supplies. We restock every Jun 1 with enough bottled water for 7 days, enough food for 7 days, enough fuel to run the generator 12 hours per day for 7 days. We keep 30 days worth of my wifes medications also.

    But for those along the coast it's a good time to get out of Dodge.

    Oh yeah, 750 rounds of 9mm, 750 rounds of .40, and currently about 1400 rounds of .223.
  5. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Well-Known Member

    For anyone thinking about sheltering in place close to the coast, make sure that you have more than the usual supplies on hand.

    This is due to the fact that most of the early disaster response is going to be conducted further from the coast this time, due to the assumption that the the first needs to be met will be those of evacuees due to a more efficient evacuation this time around.

    As a result, instead of seeing assistance in 72 hours it might be closer to a week.
  6. Zip7

    Zip7 Well-Known Member

    John - if you look out your window tomorrow evening, you may see me sneaking down the backroads on my way to Laurel.

    I'm staring it down right now, but I'm thinking we may scoot up to the kinfolks house late tomorrow. If it comes where they are saying now it won't be pretty here, and it probably won't be pretty by you either.

    Good luck -
  7. JWarren

    JWarren Well-Known Member

    hehe Zip,

    As it is, I'm doing the opposite. I've got my house battened down. I have to move a few things in the morning, but then I'll be done.

    As odd as it is, I am headed TO Louisana tomorrow to ride it out. I've got a father-in-law in Washington Parish who won't leave for anything. And since he's not in the best health, I am going to make sure the he doesn't get himself killed.

    I'm thinking its not going to be too pretty anywhere near either of us Zip. You stay safe!

    -- John
  8. camslam

    camslam Well-Known Member

    While it is true that the best way to SURVIVE a hurricane is to not be there, it is also the best way to see your possessions stolen or ruined.

    If you are prepared, there is nothing wrong with sticking it out and being ready to take care of your stuff. Possessions do not exceed life in value, but as I mentioned if you are prepared, you will be fine.

    If I were a criminal, going through Ghost Towns that were deserted from either a hurricane warning or an actual hurricane, makes WHOLE lot of sense to me.

    I would get the family taken care of and then I would be ready to take care of the homestead.
  9. JWarren

    JWarren Well-Known Member

  10. kurts_armory

    kurts_armory Well-Known Member

    hopefully we dont have another disaster like katrina anytime soon, but this new system is supposedly headed for about the same area.
  11. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    Gustavs Kicking up to 120knots or a category 4 as of the last radar scan I've read. I've been glued to weather underground and the NOAA websites for a while, they are predicting it hitting cat 5 before landfall. Fascinating stuff to watch.

    I hope our members bail out safely, don't hang around to save your stuff.

    My .02

    If you know someone who is going to stick it out you may want to drive down there, drag them kicking and screaming to your car, and drive them out. They'll probably thank you for it later.

    I also hope FEMA and friends have learned a thing or two since the last one.

    Its looking ugly. I think Mother nature is finishing what she started this round.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008
  12. daddy-o

    daddy-o Member

    We are headed out early tomorrow morning.
  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known Member

    No good plan survives the first thirty seconds of combat.
  14. Aaryq

    Aaryq Well-Known Member

    My prayers go out to all of you who are staying or bugging out.
  15. Zedo

    Zedo member

    It's being rated a "Class 4" -- and this time you're going to get to KEEP YOUR GUNS.

    -- There!

    There's the "gun connection."

    It's a SHTF situation. Maybe not "martial law" but for sure an emergency and a reason to have RKBA work as a deterrent to "social disorder."

    -- if that's not too abstractly "political" for this site. Jeez, the "rulz" in here drive me around the bend.
  16. Mandirigma

    Mandirigma Well-Known Member

    :) walked outside to see the eye of a few cat 5 typhoons. When everyone bugged out for Rita, we sat outside drinking beer (waiting on the rain to start before we headed in) didn't even get a few drops.

    I imagine it'll be the same this time. Just got done filling my water containers, everything in the typhoon kit gets a yearly spring cleaning check out. Time to get a few new books.

    ETA: no I'm not staying to save my "stuff" I just figure I'll be more use here helping out if there is an aftermath.
  17. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    As Jimbo Has Suggested . . .

    You're right, it is off-topic.

    All you guys down there: be safe; keep yer powder dry.

    John, I don't have a problem, in principle, with having a "preparedness" thread for this little bit of weather y'all are having down there. There are times when THR members need to support one another.

    Justin, Matt, or Larry would be the guys to check with on this, and if one of them wants to re-open, I'm completely fine with that -- this kinda being their turf and all.

    I'll close this for now. Justin/Matt/Larry can re-open if he deems it appropriate.
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