Members in the PNW, hunker down.....

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Dunerunner, Oct 13, 2016.


  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Don't know about the inland areas, but we are forecast to have winds 40-50 with gusts to 60 and 70 today. Over the next 5 days they predict near 8.5" of rain will fall. Had a two hour power outage last evening from 5:05PM to 7:10PM.

    Loaned a neighbor one of my single burner butane stoves and we dined by lamplight.. :D

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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Got out of "Dodge" PNW yesterday.... It was Blue Sky Sunshine, but they were talking, three storms in a Row, hitting down there.... I am safely back home in Alaska, and happy to be out of the "FlatLands"....
     
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Note to self- fire up generator for quick test.... top off fuel cans... prepare for outages.

    Powerful rain, wind from typhoon headed for Northwest

    US National Weather Service Seattle Washington
    Be prepared for an impressively stormy period from Thursday through Sunday. The biggest threats will be from flooding rain and about 3 separate rounds of possibly damaging wind. Heaviest rain should occur on Thursday and Saturday. The first round of strong wind is expected Thursday, but the strongest may come Saturday when the revived leftovers of Typhoon Songda make the closest pass to the Pacific Northwest. Along the coast, giant waves and coastal saltwater flooding appear likely, especially this weekend.
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Remember the Columbus Day Storm, 4+ Decades ago, in the PNW..... This is shaping up to be as bad.....
     
  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    @Meat will be getting some OT this weekend I suspect, trying to keep the lights on for everybody!!
     
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  6. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Hope not - it picked up our carport and shut down the local paper mills.One of my brothers is the ops manager of the one that is still there, so he is in for some hard days. The Columbus day storm also caused massive flooding about 40' covering much of our downtown area.
     
  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    To those in the PNW and in Canada, stay safe.
     
  8. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    Small gen and a stove loaned out to the unprepared friends of the wife. Just sitting and waiting, Its fun the watch the trees here in the hills
     
  9. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    We have 6 days of rain forecast down here (S. Oregon), but the heaviest wind on the forecast is 23mph...but then, we're in a river valley.
     
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  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Been watching your triple headder you guys got brewing up there, STAY SAFE! I see reports of expected winds on the coast at up to 80 mph, and inland at up to 60 mph!!! That's really serious!!! I don't ever remember having any storms blow through like what you guys are going to be getting! I was born in the Portland area and grew up between Portland and Sweet Home, (from 1970 to 1990) returned in 2008 and moved to Co in 2012. The worst I remember was a Major ice storm in I think 1974 or 75, then again in 1981 or 82!!! Never had winds like they are saying!!!
     
  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Columbus Day 1962...

     
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  12. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Keep your heads down and your powder dry...........(y)
     
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  13. Meat

    Meat Monkey+

    [afro]
     
  14. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey++

    Heres hoping and praying it doesn't get to bad. Our weather gets split a lot of times by the mountain behind us, so that is our hope for these storms coming in. All stay safe out there.
     
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  15. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Were set 24/7/365 as I hope , we shall see

    Sloth
     
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  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    We have very heavy rains right now.... wind is medium.
     
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  17. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Hang on....
     
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  18. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid God Bless those who have served. Site Supporter+

    Um, no? Some of us just aren't that old. [lolol]

    Seriously, folks - be safe.
     
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  19. it is nasty in the harbor my shop has a river running through it woke up to lightning
     
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  20. and im going to go deer hunting in this crap lol
     
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