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  •  It is empty. (9+ / 0-)

    When we first moved here it had about six inches of water in the bottom. I pumped it out thinking that I might have to do that every spring, just before the "season".

    To my surprise, once I got it dry it has stayed that way.

    "Dry" is a relative term for a dampish hole :)

    We don't keep anything in there, it might be a good idea to store a few plastic chairs though.

    Jodie has a "grab-bag" of important stuff. I have the flashlights and radio, and there is bottled water ready to go.

    We can be underground with our stuff in about two minutes.

    One thing I do need to do is make a better cover. The trap we have is useless and I can do a lot better, but the shelter is big enough that if a tornado was directly above we can be a long way from the entrance hole.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 10:52:03 PM PDT

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    •  Still scary! (5+ / 0-)

      I asked about the extra shoes because...part of an earthquake kit is shoes--in case you get woken up while sleeping & have to deal with an earthquake. No shoes while sleeping means walking through broken glass in bare feet later or finding your shoes in the mess that's left.

      Either way, I think I'm gonna add tornados to the list of things I am definitely, Officially afraid of. It sounds like you've seen to the safety of your family as best as you can--you're shelter sounds safe to me. That's all you can do, right?

      The better I know people, the more I like my dog.

      by Thinking Fella on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 10:59:32 PM PDT

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      •  We could move to Maryland :) (4+ / 0-)

        I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
        but I fear we will remain Democrats.

        Who is twigg?

        by twigg on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 11:03:13 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah, Maryland is great. (5+ / 0-)

          I live here. I'm prejudized, as an old friend from Colombia used to say. :)

          come on over!!

        •  Maryland, WV, PA, VA , (1+ / 0-)
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          but come soon as houses are finally starting to sell. Just remember Maryland's first F4 tornado was in Frostburg, Md.
          Luckily, that is in the middle of nowhere and there was minimal damage. La Plata, Md suffered a F4 a couple years later and because there is a bigger population there was more damage. I do not think anywhere is totally immune, but the Mid-Atlantic is a good place to live. Nearly all of us live in houses with basements and some people are prepped and ready to withstand bad weather. Others, not so much, they don't keep their gas tanks full or keep cash on hand for when the power goes dark. No water or food or any idea how to survive at home.

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