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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #100 on: September 16, 2017, 02:36:02 pm »
Good point.
Not sure which batteries were in this lantern. It was large and had a florescent bulbs.
I think I recall that it used 6 - 8 D size batteries.

NOTE: Us (retired/poor) folks can't afford those fancy batteries. <grin>

I have 2 antique oil lamps that we've used for years... They always work.

Ya'll be safe. Hope your all back to normal soon.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #101 on: September 16, 2017, 02:40:02 pm »
    :??:  Has anyone heard anything about the  Salior_chic (Nicole Snick) since her last post or since the hurricane?  Is it possible that someone can contact her to be sure she is OK?  Her post "My riding season maybe over" has been moved and I can not open it.    Can anyone ?    Alan in S. Fl

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #102 on: September 16, 2017, 03:12:10 pm »
I noted with her last week..
She rode the storm out at her home.

She's ok, no flooding or house damage.
Just, lots of cleanup.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2017, 05:06:35 pm »
                                                                                           ;)       Thanks Ted   :)      Alan in S. Fl

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2017, 05:40:48 pm »
We never lost water  :great:
As for gas, I filled our Suburban the Tuesday before the hurricane was likely to arrive, and rode to work the next the next three days, worked from home Friday. The car was filled Thursday evening, before things went crazy here, so we were in good shape there.
Gas didn't quite get critical here. A little short, but not critical. I also filled the bike up Thursday morning on my way to work; seems most people remember to fill their tanks on the way home, and some stations had lines, others not.
The craziness began Tuesday, when gas stations begun opening again. There is one on a corner near our house, and there were cars 3-4 deep waiting for each pump. I do believe that there were other pumps that had open pumps at the same time, and Wednesday, there were many stations open.
We kept the Suburban at completely full tank until I drove it again yesterday. If we were going to evacuate, it was 4x4 Suburban we were taking, not the Accord. Truck has slightly longer range, and can get through things the Honda cannot.
Interesting how different people prepare... or not.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2017, 05:43:16 pm »
Cutting oak trees off the shop today. Internet is finally back, along with power and directv.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #106 on: September 17, 2017, 03:39:53 pm »
I never lost power in Ocala, although many of my neighbors did and some are still down on Sunday.  Went on a 35 mile bicycle ride this morning and there are still lots of power lines down.  They have said that everyone will be up by midnight tonight but I don't see that happening.  Our internet is still down with no estimated time for restoration.  We have Duke, Ocala Utilities, SECO, and Clay electric in our area.  Duke had 59k out of 65k customers down on Monday.  They say they were down to 4000 without service this morning.

Gasoline got really scarce here with so many houses running off of generators.  Long lines for stations that had it and they would run out again after a few hours.  That started to improve on Thursday although lots of stations are still not running.  All and all, there was very little structural damage in our area.  Could have been much worse. 
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