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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

48 hours WTF!!!

   Hurricane Irene has come and gone.  In her wake a trail of moderate destruction was visible.  All day Friday and Saturday people were out preparing for the worst and praying for the best.  I am very sorry for those people that lost their homes in low coastal areas.  I hope their family is safe now.  Many people pulled their boats out of the water, which was a good idea.  Others, pulled their boats into Stamford Harbor's East branch to be protected by the Hurricane Barrier, which the Army Corps of Engineers closed Saturday night.  Sorry, i don't have crazy cool pics to share of the storm.  I was at work for most of it and had no time for pics, even though, i saw a good amount of flooding. 
    During the last few days at work i did have some time to think about what was going on.  Hurricane Irene was a real wake-up-call for me.  I have spent the last 48 hours with out electric.  I will say that no electric for a few days is not the end of the world.  I only lost the stuff on my freezer door and the contents of the fridge.  My wife, dog, and myself are safe and we still have our place so i am not that upset.  I am upset about the loss of my Stew Lenard's Ice cream, but even that can and will be replaced.  48 hours was nothing more than an inconvenience, But....................  What if the power was not going to come back on for a very long time?  Did i have a plan?  Did i have and Urban Survival Kit?  I am sad to say "no".  (I did have a flash light and a .357mag).  Here is my wake up call!  My new project is to make a disaster plan for my family, and get a kit ready.  I will be developing this go too bag over the next few days and i will break it down into sections.  
   I hope all of you made it through the storm if you were effected by it.  I also want to apologize for not reading through your blog posts due to the power outage.  I know you guys put a lot of time into it. 


  1. Glad to hear you and yours made it through Irene! The disaster plan is a really good idea and all of us should use these storms to remind us that we need to be prepared for the sake of our families (for any disaster).

  2. That sounds like a great idea to me. Think I will start my own kit. Glad to hear you and the family are all safe. Best wishes to all of those who lost something due to the Hurricane. Tight Lines.

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of power but you have the right perspective (i.e. you and your family are safe & sound as well as thinking about those who weren't so blessed).

    The Red Cross has a survival section on their website as does Field & Stream's website. The Versus Channel has a show on survival and they have clips on their website of past season's shows. The guys on the survival show are intense but they have excellent advice.

    I hope you get the power back soon.

  4. not reading a blog post was the least of your worries, glad to hear you guys are doing well.