Stormy Weather Suggestions

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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Pam » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:19 am

Sam wrote:Brian's just bought a jump starter for the cars,


Ours gave us many years of faithful service before we killed it using it for something it wasn't intended for. :roll:

They're something just about everyone should have, along with a beeper on the car headlights in case they're accidentally left on.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby taffyman » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:35 pm

Mmm, they are a good idea.
Pam, if I leave the headlights on my car on and lock the car, they turn themselves off after about a minute or two (supposedly to allow you time to walk from your garage to your front door).
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Sam » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:48 pm

Not always, Taffy. Mine are supposed to turn off when I open the door, but they don't always. Hence the flat battery Christmas day.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby taffyman » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:43 pm

Oops! I never leave them on anyway Sam. I only did it once by accident. We don't need the car lights - we have a sensor light by the front door that comes on when we drive up the drive-way.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby orchid40 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:10 pm

Have just had an update for EWN. They are now covering bushfire alerts in Victoria and police alerts in NSW.

If you registered a while ago, you might need to re-register to put in a password etc., but could be well worth it. Seems to be in beta stage at the moment, but some of our members in Victoria could be very helpful with that.

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I joined the early Warning Network, sounds like a good idea. I had an email to tell me it's a total fire ban day tomorrow LOL!
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Sam » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:18 pm

Glad to hear it is working properly, O40.

Can't believe our state govt is paying money to set up a programme like this....
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Sam » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:26 pm

If you come home to find water through your house, switch off power before entering.

If you need to sandbag, make sure you empty your toilet cistern, put a sandbag in and another one on the closed lid.

Fill the bath with clean water just in case supplies are cut.

Bread is running out quickly in Brisbane - get some bread making flour so you can make your own if need be.

Just found this, too:

http://www.pantrylist.com.au/

Suggestions for all emergency situations.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby midgin » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:32 pm

Sam wrote:If you come home to find water through your house, switch off power before entering.

If you need to sandbag, make sure you empty your toilet cistern, put a sandbag in and another one on the closed lid.

Fill the bath with clean water just in case supplies are cut.

Bread is running out quickly in Brisbane - get some bread making flour so you can make your own if need be.

Just found this, too:

http://www.pantrylist.com.au/

Suggestions for all emergency situations.

All of the above are excellent suggestions, Sam. .thanks ...esp the toilet one. That is vital....to prevent back flush or whatever you call it. (Y)
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Sam » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:40 pm

Just heard on the ABC - also cover all drain holes in bathrooms and laundries as well as in baths, basins and laundry tubs.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby midgin » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:44 pm

Sam wrote:Just heard on the ABC - also cover all drain holes in bathrooms and laundries as well as in baths, basins and laundry tubs.

That makes sense... thanks Sam...
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Sam » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:46 pm

It is amazing what you hear that had never occurred to you. Thought it was timely to resurrect this.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby midgin » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:54 pm

Good thinking, 99.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby taffyman » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:46 pm

Thanks Sam, that pantry list is great. There are a few items on there that I would have never thought of but make a whole lot of sense :-?
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Sam » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:51 pm

Thanks, Taffy...just reminded me that I need to send that to my parents.

I will be downloading that one - the list is brilliant!
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby jack » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:17 pm

was watching weather channel of foxtel last night, going over their emergency kit for fires/floods etc
one point they raised which we already did a few years ago is try to keep the use of batteries to a minimum and if you have them in the kit, check them often as people find they leak and wreck rest of kit if left unchecked for years.
we have a wind up torch and a wind up radio in our kit, these dont use batteries or solar for their power and do give you or the kids something to do (winding up every 10 minutes) which helps pass the time.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby Sam » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:34 am

Just heard another great idea.

If you have a dishwasher, put valuable documents etc in it in cases of flood/cyclone/storm emergencies. Water shouldn't be able to get into it.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Stormy Weather Suggestions

Postby kitkat » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Solar lights from the garden can come indoors, and keep a supply of tinned, dried ( pasta,rice etc) and bottled food in the pantry. The BBQ can always be used to cook on if you are all elecrtic as long as the gas bottle is full.
( talking chest freezer here).Get newspapers and blankets and load onto the freezer to cover it ( do NOT open it) will keep it frozen a day longer at least sometimes lon ger- depends on weather of course.Keep some big plastic bottles of frozen water in the bottom too - they are a handy emergency water supply if needed and also keep the freezer colder longer. Can also be used on picnics to keep the salads cold ! LOL
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