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Yes, the water supply can be a problem for us when we lose power because we rely on pressure pumps for tanks of rainwater. I always fill up the bath and have a bucket on hand to flush the toilet. Man I hate not being able to flush the loo. I also fill the laundry tub, one of the kitchen sinks, kitchen pots and every bucket I can find. Might not be good drinking water but is better than nothing for a sponge bath etc. We pretty much permanently have sealed containers of drinking water stored away in the garage. My partner got caught out while in the shower with a full lather of shampoo etc. LOL he had to jump in the pool to get rid of it.
We have a propane stove and also a small gas bottle with a screw on cook top.
Our property is flood safe but all around us goes under, it is kind of like an island really. Last year when a cyclone hit we only lost power for a day but some nearby towns lost it for over week.

So here's a weird thought. You know how water going down a drain hole swirls in the opposite direction in the Southern hemisphere than it does in the Northern hemisphere. Is it the same with Cyclones/Hurricanes ?
Our cyclones swirl in a clockwise direction and our drains swirl anti-clockwise. Oh dear, I think I have too much time on my hands today.
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#12
Yeah it's the same as the toilets, up here they go counterclockwise. My question is what would happen if you were exactly on the equator?
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#13
(09-06-2017, 09:26 PM)Loyal Border Wrote: Yeah it's the same as the toilets, up here they go counterclockwise. My question is what would happen if you were exactly on the equator?

Couldn't help myself, I had to ask Dr Google. Northern hemisphere goes clockwise, southern goes counterclockwise and right on the equator apparently it goes straight down. The good Dr also says Hurricanes (Northern Hemisphere) also spin clockwise just like the drains and Cyclones (Southern Hemisphere) spin counterclockwise. Apparently they never cross the equator or even form near the equator. There you go, why didn't I just ask Dr Google in the first place ? haha
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#14
LOL You guys are awesome! I'm in awe of the formation Irma has taken. It's so beautiful (if deadly can be called such, I say it can). Last night it had 2 eye walls, which means the inner one will die out (much like going down a drain) and the outer one will take over - but since the outer one is, well, outer, it's winds are slower and so the category will drop.

I wanted to be a meteorologist/astronomer as a kid.
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#15
When is it expected to get to you?
Linda

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#16
Monday and Tuesday.
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#17
Stay safe!

I always wanted one of my children to be a meteorologist/astronomer because I think it is such an amazing profession.
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#18
The eye wall replacement cycle causes it to slow down a bit, but they are expecting the cycle to happen at such a time as to allow it to get back up to a cat 5 before hitting the Keys. Most of the Keys are so low lying that water will completely wash over them causing a LOT of damage.
Gotta love 'em.
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#19
Looks like we are clear right now in sc. it may do something funky when it hits land. It not expected. Looks like it is just bands for us. Thanks for the info GM!
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#20
They found it wasn't as strong as they thought going over Cuba and it dropped to cat 3 and will increase to cat 4, but they are no longer expecting cat 5.
Gotta love 'em.
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