posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 09:22 AM
The newest reports for Western New York are not as shocking as they were this time yesterday (or even last night when I posted last). We will still
see a ton of rain, but the wind speed gusts are only supposed to be between 35-50 MPH, and I've lived through thunderstorms that had 60 MPH gusts.
We have flood watches, warnings, and high wind warnings for all of Western New York, but in the area I live in, I'm 15 miles from any large bodies of
water, and we have great drainage systems in place.
I just got back in from cleaning out all the storm drains again. I have to go out later and cut down a tree branch that is precariously hanging over
the power line to my house (don't worry, I have the tools to do it safely), and make sure that all of my loose objects outside are tied down. I feel
very fortunate that I'm in the best possible spot to ride out any storm. The only thing I worry about is losing power, but I've already prepared
for that. I'm going to be filling my jugs with water today, just in case. The only thing I don't like is that I live 50 yards outside of the city,
so I do not have access to city water (which will still be available even if the power goes out...and the city has their own power station, so city
power might not even blink.....). Because I have well water, I'll not have access to it (without the manual bypass that I have ready) without power.
The sump pump is still a problem, but I have one fully fueled vehicle (and another with half a tank) that I can run and hook up to the sump pump to
power it, if it gets really bad. Thank goodness for power inverters.
For all of those you on the East Coast, my thoughts are with you. It's too late to bug out now, so hunker down, and get out if the water starts
Stay safe everybody. Keep your wits about you, and you'll be just fine.