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Offline leatherman

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kiss my grits, Flo! and make sure to have enough meds
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:42:52 pm »
There's only a little time left; but if you're in the Carolinas make sure you have enough meds in case power restoration and clean-up take a while.

My pharmacy called yesterday, as they are pushing all their clients to refill and pick up sooner-rather-than-later. I was going to pickup my scripts when I hosted a lunch-n-learn/client advisory board meeting this coming Tues but they're going to save me some time and gas by sending my refills (that I usually pick up in Charlotte, an hour away) to another office down here in South Carolina that's only about 30 mins away)

oh, and make sure to have all that other stuff on hand too - water, batteries, flashlights, phone battery packs, gas for the grill, gas for the car, and ice, etc.

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Re: kiss my grits, Flo! and make sure to have enough meds
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 06:03:16 pm »
It's basically the zombie apocalypse, minus the zombies - right?
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Re: kiss my grits, Flo! and make sure to have enough meds
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 07:00:33 pm »
It's basically the zombie apocalypse, minus the zombies - right?
it's hard to tell. I wasn't living down here when Hurricane Hugo came through, but when I visited I was surprised to see that a hurricane had done so much damage so far inland. When I was in Ohio, I learned that Yankees rarely close down for bad weather. It's gotta a be a super blizzard. Otherwises the snow is coming and staying around for a long time, so you just learn to live in inclement conditions. Here though, these Rebels are scared to death of  our one day of snow (that melts the same day) much much less an inch or two of rain. Ten inches of rain or more is pushing them all right around the bend. LOL

actually the zombie apocalypse isn't coming until November. I live in a very red state and will watch my mindless neighbors (and some family) pull the lever for the Republicans because that's what they have always done and that's what Jebus commands they do to fight the forces of the Devil - you know, liberals, blacks, gays, women, non "christians", the poor, transgendered, the middle class.

but all kidding aside, when Hugo came through, the winds sheared off the tops of nearly 1/4 of all the trees in town,  destroyed 45k+ homes, did $6bn worth of property damage, and untold amounts of lost wages and business as the power (along with access to water) wasn't restored for three weeks! The prediction this far inland (200 miles from Myrtle Beach) is for 40-60 mph winds and 15-30 inches of rain over 2-3 days.I warned some friends coming home from Tenn. to pickup bottled water and supplies there before heading home because ice, bottled water, and bread aren't available for sale any where around here.
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Re: kiss my grits, Flo! and make sure to have enough meds
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 12:04:21 am »
Having lived thru a few of these hitting FL, especially Wilma and Irma, I'll add that it's ok - in some cases crucial - to go easy on yourself if, despite meds, you're not up to par post-storm.  It's still very much summer here in the South.  Heat and humidity aren't your friends, especially if the a/c is out.  For one, keep yourself hydrated...more than usual.  If you still have water service, take a cold shower as often as you need it, particularly to cool your head. Heck, even submerge yourself in a cold tub to cool your core temperature.  I'd sometimes do it even up to four times a day.  Watch for signs of heat exhaustion, like dizziness.

Standing water, too, can hide a host of nasties.  Keep your feet covered when heading outside.

Personally, I kept "activities" limited as much as possible to cooler, early morning hours.  As much as it was against my usual nature, I just lay down during the daylight hours, like Scarlett O'Hara would.  Oh, it's ok to ask for help if you need it, too.  I know many of us are stubborn that way.  My personal suggestions are based on what I realistically have had to acknowledge about my own health and limitations...ymmv.

Be safe out there!
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Re: kiss my grits, Flo! and make sure to have enough meds
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 03:48:11 am »
Seen some vids online.

Hope everyone who unfortunately are in the path of Hurricane Florence is staying safe

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