Hurricane Coming

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    cajunmeme

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    I woke up this morning with a phone call from my daughter saying the Hurricane has shifted more towards us. Great! Just Great! People are going to go nuts now.

    I hate having to be move all the stuff outside in. Hate the boarding up of windows. Hate no electricity. Hate having to turn off pump to pond.

    I am thinking of the other ponders in the Hurricane area. How are you all doing?

    Hoping for light breezes and a little rain.
     
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    Oh no cajunme. Hope all will be ok with you and everyone in its way.
     
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    I have wondered how folks in the normal hurricane paths manage their ponds... Hoping everyone stays safe...
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    This is from a different forum, where they are in the path of the hurricane:



    If you’re in the path of Isaac, you need to do a few things before the storm gets to you.

    This is a time when it’s imperative that you are not overstocked.


    Do a 50% water change, clean your filters and make sure there is no debris in the bottom of the pond.

    Have a bag of blue water softener salt on hand for stress or if you’re without power for a while and the Nitrite level goes up.

    Have a bottle of ammonia blocker on hand.

    Have a good test kit.

    Have enough baking soda on hand to keep your pH up due to the huge amount of rain that comes with a storm.

    Move all debris that can blow into your pond and rip the liner.

    If you have a generator, keep it handy to plug your pumps into if you have power outages.

    As soon as the storm passes, be careful of stray power, check to see if pumps are running, remove debris including leaves and other organic matter that can lower water quality, test water and do a water change as soon as possible. If you don’t have power for a few days or if you’re overstocked, test the water daily and add ammonia blocker, baking soda and/or salt as needed.

    And do not feed the fish. They can survive just fine without food until the system is stable once again. Overloading the filters will only make things worse.
     
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    Good info to have on a check list.

    It is so rare for us to get a real hurricane up here, but even a healthy looking tropical storm or nor easter, everyone is coming in! and unlike when Hurricane Bob hit us we didnt have a generator then.. Do now! I cant imagine the stress of having 'outside pets' in the normal hurricane paths.
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Thanks, ADDY, I was just wondering about how people would prep for a hurricane. In my part of LA, we're more likely to get the human & animal evacuees from the southern part of the state, and sometimes a little rain& wind -- but until now, never considered the ponds. I do remember that during RITA & KATRINA, the zoos & aquariums took a big hit.
     
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    Thanks Addy1. That info is so very helpful. Most of it I had no idea about. Especially the part I will need if the power is off for a while.

    Just finished stocking up the pantry. I tend to buy way too much junk food for hurricanes.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Not my words, but a great koi keeper on a different forum. She got hit with katrina and is preparing for issac.

    Glad I could share
     
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    I already have tons of leaves in the deck ponds and Isaac is pointed straight at us. It will make a mess for sure. We are about 50 miles from the gulf, so storm surge shouldn't be a problem. Hopefully we'll only have some branches down and a few days without power. We do have a generator which can keep the refrigerator cold and a window A.C. for sleeping. The taro that Larkin gave us last year won't look so good in a couple of days. Here's a before Pic.
     

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    good luck to you hope all turns out ok for you and everybody else down there.
     
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    brandonsdad02 They call me Ryan

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    Good luck. I plan on getting a whole house generator in the future for my house. We can have some pretty nasty ice storms up here during the winter. I can handle being hot, but once your cold, its hard to get warmed up.
     
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    I just hope the storm peters out and is not so bad for all in the way of it .GOOD LUCK .
     
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    Gary, the chartreuse Mojito taro is doing GREAT! Hope it doesn't get to badly torn up, But at least it will come back. We have been getting ready all day. cut several problem limbs, got all the hanging plants, lawn furniture, and things that could blow around picked up. going to make a run to the dump in the morning before the weather starts deteriorating. Cleaned out all the culverts and drainage ditches this evening. Got water, gas, can food, plenty of charcoal and lighter fluid, batteries, and even started and filled up the generator and changed the oil, bumped up the ponds with baking soda today and got the leaf net put across the new pond. getting about as prepared as I can. This could actually be the worst storm I have ever ridden out. I think it's going to get pretty bad and I really want to be here in case it does and I need to do something.
     
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    That's the reason I stay. If I'm gone, a small problem could become a large one, and if it gets really bad the authorities might not let anyone back in for a week or so. A refrigerator without electricity for a week would be a mess. Not to mention a leaking roof.
     
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    good luck fishin4cars and minnowman. Lafayette looks like we may not get the worst of it. You all stay safe.
     
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    I am glad it is downgraded but gosh hope it speeds up and gets out of there fast because they are saying it is moving really slow and that could cause more flooding .MOVE FASTER STORM MOVE FASTER .did everyone remember to check there gutters and put downspout extenders on .Get the water away from your home .
     
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    Thinking about my south LA ponder buds & hoping for the best.
     
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    Came in for a break from moving things in from outside. Right now a beautiful hot sunny day. How deceiving.
     
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    Everyone stay safe from that wild storm, glad it was downgraded but still be careful and be on guard.
     
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    yet thats the thing the calm before the storm and just wish it would move faster because the slower it goes the more rain you will get and it keeps going up and down in strength
     
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