Storm, prepareness for Diabetics.

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2015-02-10 12:21:41 -0600
Started 2012-08-25 11:43:10 -0500

With the up coming T. Storm Isaac, here is S. Florida. The storm is not directly in our cities path. But we will still feel the impact, especially with the winds. Before the storm comes and they tell us that we need to prepare for it. During the first few hours of the storm you have time to get to the store, pharmacies, if they remain open until the last minute. We have been getting all of our needs together for about a week now. It's after the storm when we probably won't have any power for a few days to sometimes weeks. I am in the process of getting all of my meds together and putting them in a sealed container. My insulin will be in the frig for 24 hours after the storm. Then we have to put it in ice to stay cold. It does not freeze in ice. I will have all the emergency numbers handy, in reach, if needed. I wish everyone the best. That will be included in this storm! God Bless You All!

21 replies

RebDee 2015-02-10 12:21:41 -0600 Report

I feel sorry for all of you who have bad weather, be it snow, storm, wind, ice, cold. I live in Los Angeles and the weather has been so nice that I can't even wear my winter clothes during the day because the weather is over 70 degrees all day. Of course it gets colder at night. BTW - I moved from Philadelphia, PA in 1969, to avoid snow and ice. The only thing bad about here is it doesn't rain enough. Just remember the song, "It doesn't rain in sunny California". Its true!!!

doggier 2012-08-27 01:40:10 -0500 Report

I hope everyone stays safe no matter where they are at. This readiness bag is a good idea. I think I am going to find one to take my thinks with me when I go out so I can be prepared for anything. Thank you for the good idea.

tabby9146 2012-08-26 11:56:12 -0500 Report

Glad South FL is no longer going to experience quite what they had thought all these days, and now it is heading toward us, it is moving more westerly, La/MS/AL. and only NW FL now, are in the cone area. Many models have it going straight for us, many into LA..some along the MS/AL line, some NW FL..they don't agree at all. It is so stressful waiting but I've been through many before. We have a good strong house, but with the tornadoes, that really doesn't matter and they have lots of tornadoes, before and after landfall and even for many many miles, sometimes hundreds on each side of the hurricanes. If a hurricane makes landfall to the East of you, not as bad, as the West of you, in that case, there is much more flooding. had them land to the east and west of us and have seen the difference and been through major and minor hurricanes, from Cat1s to Cat5s. This will be my first experience with a hurricane since I was diagnosed and with all the stress I have been under, with some other things going on, I think that is what would make my numbers change some, as they have done already. I will pray for everyone in it's path.

tabby9146 2012-08-30 11:20:43 -0500 Report

still praying for those in LA and MS especially, and some here in AL. who have experienced water in their homes, or total loss of their homes and or businesses due to flooding, and tornados, or those hurricane force winds alone. Today, we are having some high winds of tropical storm force still, just not as often and lots of rain. The schools opened here today but many parents kept their kids out, due to our weather, mine are home. Can't wait for things to get back to normal, this system is so very slow moving. Glad we were safe, and all of our family and friends ,and our friends and family in MS…and my friends in LA. were okay too.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-25 20:19:38 -0500 Report

Nana so glad you are prepared. Too many people do not do this and end up having problems. We have camp lanterns that are battery powered. They have come in handy during power outages. Please stay safe and fill us in after you weather the storm.

tabby9146 2012-08-25 14:42:05 -0500 Report

where we are, and we are in the cone, we have experienced many hurricanes and I can tell everyone, you never know for sure ,until just a few hours before they make landfall, sometimes, almost at the last minute!! I've seen them do some strange things. We're prepared and living anywhere near the coasts we have to be especially from Aug, - Oct. I remember a few in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and since then that I have experienced. I pray for anyone who is in the path and I hope that it isn't a major hurricane, actually a tropical storm would be far better, but it is almost certain it will intensify after all the land it goes over with Cuba and it could even be a cat 2.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-25 20:29:24 -0500 Report

Tabby please stay safe. I have lived through a few here in Maryland and they are not anything to play with. Thankfully we have never lost power due to a hurricane. We lose from bad thunderstorms.

My sister worked for on of our Universities and was the coordinator for Habitat for Humanity. Her very first trip with students was to Florida after Hurricane Andrew. For the next 14 year she has taken students from Maine to Florida every spring break. She has not been at the University for 4 years and in March all of the students whose paths crossed hers nominated her for the African American Alumi Students Legends Award and she won.

It is good to know that people will come to the rescue of those in need during one of Mother Natures storms. Please you and your family stay safe.

tabby9146 2012-08-26 12:05:44 -0500 Report

Thank you Joyce. We evacuate when we need to, we don't take chances. I no longer live as close to the water as I used to, had water in the house after hurricane Katrina, even though it directly hit another state, which was LA..but we sure got some impacts from it, and with lots of wind too. Our house at that time, was about 22 ft. above sea level, yet we still had water. WEll now, thankfully I don't live in a flood plain, but there is always the threat of high winds, and tornadoes, even with an in-direct impact, those tornadoes and go out before, after, and to the west, east, north, all directions from a hurricane, and sometimes they can have major impacts on several states at the same time. I was only a young child, about 4 when hurricane Camille came through, so close to us, cat5, and I was too young to be afraid but my parents owned a business near the water, it was wiped out, the town I lived in at the time, was devastated our home was okay, some damage but not bad at all. Hurricane Frederick also hit and that was direct, and it was almost a cat4, but was a strong 3 as I recall, very damaging winds, again, house was fine, luckily, LOTS of trees down everywhere, so many people could not get home, because of this, sometimes for days. We had no power for two weeks! My parent's business again, they had to rebuild their pharmacy, and I was 14 by then, and worked real hard everyday, with no power in the heat, getting mud and water out! Many helped, and I wll never forget it as long as I live. that is the worst thing, being without power. We have a generator and most of our family does, and that is a great thing, but the ones we have aren't the kind you can just run anything on, and we have a Coleman stove we can cook on and butane grill. We try to stay prepared with these things. I wish everyone could have those resources, and many don't. I learned at a very early age, not to take for granted things like power, hot water. After katrina we had no water for a few days, but we had stocked up on bottled water ahead of time. It's important for everyone to alwys have all these things at the begnning of hurricane season every year. It's heck going into the stores to get things at the last minute! It just adds to the stress. Your sister did some great work too. oh my hurricane Andrew was like Camille, one of the worst in history, my heart just broke for all those people. What I saw after Katrina, just in my town and other towns around me was just devastating. We were lucky, but so many lost their homes in my town.