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#1014692 - 26/09/2011 14:21 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Firepac]
Cats&dogs Offline
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Registered: 07/01/2010
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Loc: Major's Creek area
Don't forget to put a few things in your car in case you get stuck on the road somewhere. There's a list of things I have, plus others have their lists further back in the thread.

I can recommend the new hot cans of soup and coffee/chocolate from the BP servos. They are not the cheapest at $4 but they are very well worth it and I was very pleased I had them in the car last year.

They heat themselves up when you push a little button at the base. The warning says they do get very hot...and they do. I had the burnt lip to prove it. Brilliant on a wet and yuck afternoon when I was stuck waiting for the road to open.
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#1014768 - 26/09/2011 18:57 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Cats&dogs]
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Registered: 03/08/2011
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we got all the essentials cooking/ untensils, food, drinks/water, torches (l.e.d)/candles, personals in water tight bags and yadda yadda yadda.

our only problem is where we live in trinity beach in our resort, We have a swamp/ creek that runs into kewarra beach "storm surge area" our lil pad at the back of our unit could be sandbagged off "its only a dog leg section about 3mx2m, but where the hell do we get sand bags and sand unless were sweet to grab from the beach in the event. council?
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#1014822 - 26/09/2011 21:55 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Firepac]
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Registered: 10/12/2009
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Loc: Mandorah - Wagait Beach
hmm I failed maths / physics but that gives me an idea about something that is prob very simple for you guys. Thank you!!! Doesn't sound like the weather mate is quite what I need but will still love it and thrash it. cheers
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#1014828 - 26/09/2011 22:15 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Fujiwhara_Effect]
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Originally Posted By: Fujiwhara_Effect
we got all the essentials cooking/ untensils, food, drinks/water, torches (l.e.d)/candles, personals in water tight bags and yadda yadda yadda.

our only problem is where we live in trinity beach in our resort, We have a swamp/ creek that runs into kewarra beach "storm surge area" our lil pad at the back of our unit could be sandbagged off "its only a dog leg section about 3mx2m, but where the hell do we get sand bags and sand unless were sweet to grab from the beach in the event. council?

Council or SES will have sand bags available when needed for free.

Failing that you can use second hand stock feed bags (recycle shop at my dump has them or had them for 50c each or just go to a feed supplier and ask) as sandbags As to removing sand from a beach - meh. It will only get washed away anyway so you may as well try and save some. The odd trip down to the beach after dark with half a sand bag full every couple of nights will soon have a nice little stockpile in no time flat.
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#1014890 - 27/09/2011 11:04 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: SBT]
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Registered: 11/11/2009
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Keep an eye out for tinned Tuna specials at IGA. I think every time they get a new shipment in, they discount the shelf stuff (even though it has a long shelf life). IGA's deal is better than Coles and you can get 5 cans for like $5 which is pretty good.

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#1016822 - 03/10/2011 19:19 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Xavo]
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Loc: trinity beach
anyone got a recommendation of what tape is better to use for your glass windows?? or in my case, large sliding glass doors to be exact.

Easy to get off, Does not leave marks, And still has strength. grin

any help appreciated, sorry if wrong thread just thought its still part of emergency kit lol.
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#1016826 - 03/10/2011 19:49 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Fujiwhara_Effect]
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Registered: 22/02/2011
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Loc: Abergowrie, Qld Australia
We used clear contact for our windows through Yasi. It saved all of the front windows which took the full force of the strongest winds. It is easy to apply and remove. We double sided it on some windows and I am sure they would have been gone if we hadn't. I would get in early and purchase it now as it was very hard to get as Yasi approached the coast.
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#1016903 - 04/10/2011 12:06 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Yasisurvivor]
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It depends on how old the glass is Fujiwhara_Effect. Older plate glass (1970's and earlier) will break into shards which will require taping to stop the shards flying into the house but you won't stop everty piece from just tape alone. Newer glass will cube (like a car windscreen) and so a larger area solution is required. As Yasisurvivor said contact would work well. Another one is newspaper. 24 hours before it is due to hit soak a couple of newspapers and then spead sheets in a layer it all over the glass. To get it off just rewet and peel it away.

The best solution though is storm shutters. Anything that stops or slows down an object making a direct impact from touching the glass will work to some extent. Sheet plywood is a good start but don't just get 5mm ply you need some decent stuff- 16mm would be the smallest I would use. You don't need marine grade ply (man when you see the price of that per sheet you will know why) and a couple of simple brackets to hold it firmly in place too.

If you do use tape and can't get the glue off then eucalyptus oil will remove it pretty quickly plus it kills mould and smells pretty damn good too.
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#1016911 - 04/10/2011 12:43 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: Sir BoabTree

If you do use tape and can't get the glue off then eucalyptus oil will remove it pretty quickly plus it kills mould and smells pretty damn good too.


You should try getting that word out there more, still plenty of homes with tape on windows or the left over glue marks.

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#1016914 - 04/10/2011 13:12 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: gazzatsv]
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Registered: 07/03/2009
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Loc: El Arish
I made shutters for my windows out of pine lining boards and they worked brilliantly! the side of the house that had them fitted copped the most impact from the wind yet we suffered no damage on that side or no water damage (one of the shutters had a chunk taken out of it so something hard must have impacted it, and if we did not have the shutters in place what ever had impacted it would have went straight thru the window)
I made mine so they are on a hinge and are permanently mounted under the roof line and are held down with pieces of wood and can be unscrewed and folded down within a few minutes.
One covers an area of about 3 meters long by about 1.5 mtrs high, when i found out Yasi was going to be so strong i just braced it with 2 pieces of 70 x 35 pine.
Once the cyclone has passes all i have to do is unscrew them and mount them back to the roof, for the other windows i made similar style shutters that can be removed and stored away in a shed.

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#1016937 - 04/10/2011 16:37 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
I do like that idea. Pretty cheap option too. Mind you she who lives indoors would have kittens if I made them and didn't paint them the same as the house though. grin

I have seen the louvered ones as well and they allow some air flow through but are a bit too fragile for direct impacts.

A mate of mine went and bought enough 1/4" steel plate to make shutters but didn't get them fitted all in time for Yasi. He evacuacted from Bluewater to his daughters house in Bundy and when he got home he was lucky not to have any broken windows. But 8 days without power and two freezers full of fish didn't help much though. Yuck.
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#1016959 - 04/10/2011 19:09 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: SBT]
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cheers guys :D:D some good idead's there.
it was seeing all other houses with tape glue still stuck to windows which got me thinking about it.

will see how the tape goes and if gets hectic will bust out the newspaper. "were only renting atm so no need for shutters"

getting a bottle of eucalyptus oil it on the shopping list grin
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#1016962 - 04/10/2011 19:39 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Fujiwhara_Effect]
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Registered: 29/11/2009
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I don't think I'm going to bother with tape next time. It's too hard to get the sticky residue off and it doesn't really help much. If a flying tree is heading towards your window, it's going through, taped or not. Just safer to completely cover the window from the outside or stay away from it.

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#1016968 - 04/10/2011 19:54 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Things]
Xavo Offline
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Registered: 11/11/2009
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Loc: Airlie Beach & Brisbane
Things, tape isn't meant to stop a tree from flying through mate. It's meant to stop the large shattering effect and flying glass through your house when something smaller (like a branch or rock) hits the window. Most glass is that shatterproof stuff, but stickytape does help to hold it all together at least.

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#1016970 - 04/10/2011 19:59 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Things]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI2ajfzSR3o&feature=related
after watching this video of duct taped windows shattering, and, not having the "hurricane tape" available to me....I'm not going to bother again.

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#1018066 - 08/10/2011 17:34 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: boxsey]
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Having lost our place in Yasi I can confirm that taping the windows tells your neighbourhood you're getting into the spirit, much like christmas lights at christmas time. Other than that it's about as pointless as a collingwood supporter doing a maths test.
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#1018074 - 08/10/2011 18:05 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: grumbleguts]
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If the duct tape is placed on the outside of the window it has more of an effect as the glass can't cut it. If the duct tape is on the inside there's no point. As the glass shatters its edges cut through the tape. rendering as useless as a BOM anemometer in a cyclone.
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#1018111 - 08/10/2011 20:29 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: boxsey]
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Originally Posted By: boxsey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI2ajfzSR3o&feature=related
after watching this video of duct taped windows shattering, and, not having the "hurricane tape" available to me....I'm not going to bother again.


agreed ha ha ha.
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#1046825 - 22/12/2011 14:33 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: Fujiwhara_Effect]
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With some impending "action" on the horizon, and with plenty of cyclonic experience, I thought I'd add something very important (probably been mentioned already, but none-the-less...).

Make sure you advise all friends and relatives of exactly where you intend to ride out the storm, and inform them as soon as possible afterwards of your status. Each and every time we have ridden out a cyclone, our family down south have freaked out with worry. Keeping them up to date alleviates alot of the stress!
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#1053807 - 09/01/2012 22:37 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit [Re: GuyH]
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Yeah GuyH we use Facebook.

It takes just one message and everyone knows whats happening, failing that and losing/lost power we do the same with a 'spam' text message via mobiles - everyone in the adress book gets a message.
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