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Folks in Tallahassee Florida are not wasting ANY time preparing for inbound Hurricane Michael; store shelves are already emptying of emergency supplies like water.  The storm is forecast to come ashore somewhere on Florida's Panhandle, perhaps near Pensacola.

Computer Models are varying only about the INTENSITY, not the track -- and right now, those models are saying everything from Category 2 thru Category 5 storm strength!

FOLKS IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE MUST MAKE EMERGENCY PREPARATIONS RIGHT NOW - DON'T WAIT OR STORES WILL BE SOLD OUT!

Supplies you MUST have:

Emergency Water

Emergency Food (Canned Meats/Fish and Dry goods like Rice/Pasta)

Manual Can Opener

Portable Radio for News and Info

Flashlights

SPARE BATTERIES for radios and lights

Extra Medicines needed to live

TRACK

Computer Models are pretty firm about the storm track:

 

 

 

INTENSITY

The storm is absolutely EXPLODING in power as it enters the Gulf of Mexico.

Initial forecasts called for a Category 1 storm, but quickly evolved toward Category 3, with SOME models suggesting a surge in power all the way to Category 5!

There is very little time to prepare for this storm.  LANDFALL WEDNESDAY 

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 200 miles (320 km) mainly to the north and east of the center.

PREPARE NOW or Prepare to evacuate.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Sunday that he had declared a state of emergency in 26 counties in the state's Panhandle and Big Bend regions

 

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    William Bermudez · 18:58 10/08/2018
    A few rules of thumb:

    - Build your pantry over time. Even if I don't think I'll need it right away, I typically get $5-$10 of canned meats/vegetables every time I do my groceries.

    - Many grocery stores do unit pricing; next to the price of each package, they'll also print the price per ounce or gram on the shelf. It may be to your benefit to buy certain things in bulk, such as honey, because you'll save money.

    - If you use a shortwave radio like I do, be sure to have a spare battery on hand. I use a Tecsun portable and it has a rechargeable Li-ion; I'm kicking myself because it's dead and I didn't think to buy an extra one.

    - If your house/apartment/slum has a gas stove, get a cheap hot plate you can use in case the gas lines get screwed up.

    Good luck, friends.
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    d. · 16:30 10/08/2018
    If the power goes out dry goods (rice and pasta) are going to be of no use to many. Canned food/fruit/meat, cereal, canned milk, protein bars, bread, peanut butter are the best to have. Why don't people stay stocked up and stores order twice or more water during hurricane season? It happens every year and getting worse. Good luck to all.
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