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Originally posted by worldwatcher
I had my emotional breakdown a few minutes ago, tears and all as I came to the understanding that there will be people riding out Katrina and lives will be lost, so I'm back to help provide info that hopefully might help someone survive this. Having experienced the Cat 1 Katrina, it makes my stomach sink to depths never felt thinking what a Cat 4 or 5 Katrina will bring. I pray for you all and I ask everyone, regardless of religion or lack of religion to wish everyone in the path of Katrina well.
During the storm, remain indoors. It is no longer believed advisable to keep a window slightly open in order to prevent certain types of wind damage. Keep all windows closed. Stay inside your safe room and away from windows, skylights and doors, even if they are covered. Close all interior doors. Secure and brace external doors, particularly double inward opening doors.
Mizar, if you're still on, I hope you have brought that metal lawn chair inside. Have something hopefully 2x4's again to brace the door from the inside. And once your power goes out, it will get hot in a hurry, don't be tempted to open the window, not even a crack. Have easy access to blankets or better yet a mattress to take cover under. ALso have handheld saw or other tools you can use to perhaps cut your way out of the roof, if flooding becomes the problem. Keep your ladders inside too, best thing to do is get all essentials from the garage, kitchen etc and keep close to you in a central location..so you can get to it as the need arises.