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Old 09-11-2018, 10:00 PM
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Default Evacuating with your gear?

If you're in the path of Mother Nature's fury this season, having been through Katrina back in 2005, my thoughts and prayers for you and your's safety.
I'm in the process of measuring for boxes to transport drums and hardware while in their bags, just in case we need to evacuate along the Gulf Coast (again).

Safe travels to all that are on the move.

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Old 09-11-2018, 10:15 PM
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Lots of luck to those on the Carolina coasts. I got my share last year as it went right over Florida and exited the Gulf coast of Florida .
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Evacuating with your gear?

I'm not on the coast, but Raleigh is still going to get some good rain over the next couple days. My landlords have been slow to react, so I've been digging drainage ditches and buying expanding foam and cans of Flex Seal in an effort to waterproof my garage.

I sure hope it works!
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:31 AM
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The storm is huge so its the huge surface areas saturated with water becomes problematic per locale with flooding issues. My front of house is high up but the yard grades to the back to a drainage area and I have an unfinished basement in a low flat area. I worry about flooding-especially my basement. I've sealed up everything a foot above ground including the basement door. I figure if it goes much higher than that it will force in anyways. I've packed up stuff to move if it looks like I'll have an issue-but it's mainly one snare and my good cymbals, My Sonor Safari and Pearl Decade can bight the dust if so be it-I can't move everything and they weren't expensive. I may change my mind though-but I'm hoping it won't be an issue.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:48 AM
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Default Re: Evacuating with your gear?

Good luck y'all. Just saw on the news that Raleigh will get 15-30" of rain. The coast will be worse.

Stay safe, and again good luck.

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Old 09-14-2018, 01:10 PM
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Can't imagine what it's like sitting and waiting for that to hit.
Best wishes to you all - stay safe.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:44 PM
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Stay safe. We're also expecting a major typhoon in my country tomorrow. Although my area will not be directly hit as per forecast, there's going to be LOTS of rain, and anything can happen.

IMHO, if I had to evacuate quickly and space was limited, the first thing I'd take are my cymbals. They're more or less flat and don't take up as much space as drums.
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: Evacuating with your gear?

Honestly, I'm not too bothered about all your gear, folks.

I'm more concerned that none of you are in harm's way and don't have to keep holed up in a closet for days on end to see out a storm (GD, wasn't that you?).

I imagine it must be frustrating, but I'll liken it to the situation with Andy:

I'd rather that you guys are still around than your drums!
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