Friday, September 12, 2008

Using your generator correctly for Hurricane Ike

Hello all -
No big changes as far as the storm is concerned. Remember that the winds will be picking up quite a bit in a few hours because of the high winds being so far from the center. So as you hear the distance of the center...subtract off about 50 to 60 miles...and that effectively is where the really strong winds are. So, hurricane force winds could arrive on the coast by 6 pm and in Houston by 9 pm.

Some of you have generators...that's great. But please don't operate these during the storm (unless you have a built-in with special set up to ventilate the storm). Run them after the storm is over. Put them in a well ventilated place...not in your attached garage. Outside is the best spot.

The hurricane force winds could last 10 to 14 hours (once they start). So, everyone please try to patient.

I will blog during the height of the storm as I have power, but I understand many of you will be without power. So, I'll see you on the other side.

Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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