Hurricane Flo Headed to the Carolinas

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Hurricane Flo is headed to the Carolinas.

September brings hurricanes to the Carolinas--rain, wind, tornados, and hail. Power outages, trees down, roads blocked with trees and flooding water, here is a list to help you be prepared.

1) Get cash, if the power goes down for several days the ATMs do too. Buying gas for your generators and cars will be a cash-only purchase till the power is back on.

2) Water, not just to drink but to flush with too.  You will need at least 10 gallons per person for a 3 day period without power.

3) Eats you can prepare without power...Lunchables are what the kids want but not so much for me.  We stock up on fruit and veggies that we can chop and eat.  We also clean out the freezer-can you say Bar-b-que???

4) Make sure the propane tanks for the grills and fireplace is full. With the storm comes lower temps and if you have an older family member the fireplace will be a great place to warm up.

5) Daily needs, make sure you have at least a week supply of your prescriptions.

6) You will also need to know where the birth certificates, SS Cards, and other vital information is kept in case you need to grab it and run. Contact for your homeowner's insurance agent should be in this file too.

7) Escape route, know the best way to get out of the storm's path.  Plan an escape route just in case. If you are told to evacuate, the Interstates are not the answer, back roads-2 lanes will have less traffic and headaches.  Know your plan.

8) Be safe, know your surroundings and be watchful for flying limbs, siding, and other missiles coming at you with the storm.  Stay inside. If you are driving, stay alert.


Hopefully, Flo will turn out to sea, but if you look at the map there are 3 more behind her forming so having a plan now will increase your safety later.

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Tomorrow (Sunday) I am road-tripping from Tallahassee to Myrtle Beach, SC.  Need to visit Mom.  Please hold that hurricane until I return to Florida on Thursday!

   By the way, great checklist.  Especially water, not just for drinking, but for bathing, toilet flushing.  We have 100+ gallon jugs of water in the garage.

Sep 08, 2018 06:52 AM #1
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Biggest mistake I made with Katrina is I didn't return home with a lot of CASH!!!

Tip: dishwashers are a great place to "waterproof valuables" as well as ice chests as they float.

Sep 08, 2018 07:00 AM #2
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Hello again, Gwen.  I am in Myrtle Beach; Tuesday morning 9:30AM.  The hotel is putting everyone out at noon.

     I may sleep on my sister's couch for the next couple of nights (she lives right up the street).  Or, I may drive my parents over to Charlotte.  Or, I may go on home to Florida.   Decisions, decisions!  At least the gas tank is full; I have several gallons of water in the trunk, and enough ready to eat food for a couple of days.

    And definitely PRAYER.  Not just for me and my family, but for everyone.  Dear God, please let this hurricane spin out and play out in the middle of the ocean.

Sep 11, 2018 06:42 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Gwen, I hope you will be safe and if you must leave, try to let us know here in the rain.

Sep 11, 2018 01:42 PM #4
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