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#565427 - 06/11/2004 13:14 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
JudyH Offline
Member

Registered: 24/12/2003
Posts: 90
Loc: 2km N of Darwin Airport
Our cyclone checklist is documented in image format here. Also add: one carton of bubbly, and a Holiday Inn check-in for family and cars.

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#565428 - 06/11/2004 22:40 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Raindammit Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 12547
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Need a good tracking map? Heres a cool site I found that covers most of the country. They even suggest this:

'Those in cyclone prone areas could print the "Printing A5 Landscape (24 x 16)" maps containing their location on A4 paper to enable plotting by torchlight during a cyclone, as the plotting dots are easier to see, and the overlap is such that most locations are on at least 4 maps, giving plenty of plotting room when under a direct cyclone threat from any direction.'

:cheers:
_________________________
Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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#565429 - 06/11/2004 22:49 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
TC Ben Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 1545
Loc: Applecross, Perth, WA
oooh, he's made more maps, I've been using them for years.

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#565430 - 06/11/2004 22:52 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
NigelS Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 30/07/2004
Posts: 1323
Loc: Nairne, SA
Any of the Darwin crew want an A1 or AO tracking map i make them at work, all you need to do is get it laminated and then use whitboard marker ! email me with your details and i can give you 1...

Cheers all

:cheers:

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#565431 - 14/11/2004 11:45 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
t.grimmo Offline
Member

Registered: 09/03/2003
Posts: 87
Loc: Alligator Creek, QLD
wife,(for entertainment)
kids,(to stop the entertainment)
beer
torch
camp fridge
milk
beer
pack rollies
coke
fresh veggies
rice
chicken
beer
radio
we have two rain tanks so no prob water,camp fridge runs on gas,and have solar for back up elect

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#565432 - 18/03/2006 14:58 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Yabbra Offline
Member

Registered: 30/03/2002
Posts: 3398
Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
I thought I'd bump this old post up....very fitting I thought..
Mick could you just pin it up top so it doesnt get lost till this event is over please....thought people might like the read and maybe add to it.

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#565433 - 18/03/2006 16:39 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Crystal Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 30/12/2001
Posts: 1219
Loc: Cairns - Crystal Cascades
Hey Storm, I was re-reading our thread from 2004.
You forgot the kids! LOL
I will modify my list from Page 1...
and add Scotch and more Scotch.
Reminds me to refresh those cans of Baked Beans. I have been using them as weights for exercises. So I guess they are all mashed up!

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#565434 - 18/03/2006 18:41 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Storm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 03/12/2003
Posts: 2886
Loc: Wongabel Atherton Tablelands ,...
LOL so I did, oh well at least I will have their photos hehehe (just joshing)

Updated Version

KIDS AND HUBBY
Water
Kids Photos
Important Docs
2 cats
1 dog
tinned foods
Can opener
Dig Video and still camera
Computer
blankets
torches
clean and strong clothes
shoes
2horses
and 4 guinea piggies.
And the bundy!!

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#565435 - 18/03/2006 18:43 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Storm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 03/12/2003
Posts: 2886
Loc: Wongabel Atherton Tablelands ,...
Quote:
Originally posted by Storm:
LOL so I did, oh well at least I will have their photos hehehe (just joshing)

Updated Version

KIDS AND HUBBY
Water
Kids Photos
Important Docs
2 cats
1 dog
tinned foods
Can opener
Dig Video and still camera
Computer
blankets
torches
clean and strong clothes
shoes
2horses
and 4 guinea piggies.
And the bundy!!
And sing Crystals song Mashed Baked Beans Mashed Baked beans, all the way to safety!!

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#565436 - 18/03/2006 18:53 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Rainy Night Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 01/02/2004
Posts: 4267
Loc: Jindalee, Brisbane
And don't forget your valium! And your Ipod loaded with Rock 'n' Roll songs!

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#565437 - 19/03/2006 08:34 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Rainy Night Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 01/02/2004
Posts: 4267
Loc: Jindalee, Brisbane
I was joking in my previous post, of course. I was wondering, now the threat is becoming more real and iminent, whether anyone perhaps has any further serious suggestions. After all, in these days of modern innovations, there may be new and improved ways of packaging belongings etc.

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#565438 - 19/03/2006 10:04 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Crystal Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 30/12/2001
Posts: 1219
Loc: Cairns - Crystal Cascades
Yes...if on any medications. Do not forget to pack these. Should stock up on any repeat drugs if necessary. Go out to a 24hr Chemist today and do so.
Don't forget your Toiletteries...esp the Sorbent.
We have just gone through all our supplies. You always find something that should have been replaced. So I shall venture out and restock asap today.
What beats us all the time is that we get flooded in. So we cannot venture out once the heavy rain starts. So we learn to live with this.
You should all have some form of identification upon person, especially your children and your animals. That is all tha comes to mind for the moment.
Just checking out our last B&B guests. They are worried about their 10pm flight out of Cairns tonight. Qantas was not helpful to get them onto an earlier flight out.

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#565439 - 20/03/2006 02:31 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Yorik Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 21/03/2004
Posts: 9
Loc: Karratha
I have heaps of plastic bags, large and small for wrappign things up. Batteries, lots of them. Dry food, like BBQ shapes. Cash (a few hundred in case of long term power fail). Lots of fuel, fill every container that I can, all my cars etc. Dry towels and dry, clean clothes. As much fresh water as I can keep (my Reverse Osmosis unit gets a workout) Laptop charged and all phones charged. DVD's, videos and anything entertaining. I also have a couple of big containers for photos and more important posessions.

I find that the preparation for a cyclone is all well and good, it is the waiting game that annoys me, it can be like an anti-climax, though having to fight the water ingress is sometimes a real PITA.

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#565440 - 22/03/2006 00:02 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
bearinthere Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 21/03/2006
Posts: 282
Loc: Berwick/Melbourne
Important Documents
Water
Tinned Food
Radio
Candles
Batteries
Clothing
Torches
Blankets
:rolleyes: uuuummm spose the husband and children
marshmellows
jelly babies
and my laptop

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#565441 - 22/03/2006 11:15 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
XYZed Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 01/12/2005
Posts: 26
Loc: Loganholme
Don't forget a 12 volt kettle. No way I could live without a hot coffee or 2 in the morning (oh and I guess for filtering water).

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#565442 - 24/03/2006 13:47 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
toppy Offline
Member

Registered: 24/03/2006
Posts: 62
Loc: Karratha WA
Muesli bars
Up and Go drinks
Long Life Milk
Water
Lots of tins of spaghetti including wiggles ones
Copy of numbers for insurance, bank, etc.
Important paperwork CD (We have scanned all our documents onto CD and have one in our box and one with my sister
CD's with photos (saves taking all albums)
Collar and leach for the dog
Toiletries - include toilet paper, nappies, baby wipes and sanitary products)
Panadol
Mobile Phone and charger (ours worked through most of Clair and was great for texting when we were evacuated, it also worked again before our land line)
Pack of cards
Something to occupy kids (masking tape may be good wink )
Torches
Battery
Disposable camera
camp stove
Aquim (water free hand cleaner/disinfectant)

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#565443 - 30/03/2006 14:17 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Pabo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 28/10/2003
Posts: 7
Loc: Singleton
Dont forget the insurance paperwork and premiums which have been PAID.

My wife expects to have first class tickets out of the joint along with first class accomodation if the house is need of repairs.

Meanwhile, I'll be in the doghouse for not diverting the cyclone away from the house. There is nothing that a good 44 gallon drum of vodka cant fix. Heating, fuel, drink, disinfectant and food (that's of you got the spuds and sugar on hand to make the stuff).

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#565444 - 30/03/2006 20:13 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
F5 Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 30/11/2001
Posts: 602
Loc: Atherton, cyclone lover
well there heeps of rain water you can always drink, had heeps of that in cyclone larry quite tasty. i also heard if you boil your pool water you can also drink that...

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#565445 - 01/04/2006 13:02 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
Storm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 03/12/2003
Posts: 2886
Loc: Wongabel Atherton Tablelands ,...
One thing we didn't have was camping equipment, we had a BBQ, but it was a huge waste of gas to use it.
So we ended up going and buying a small gas stove, camping showers (which are great when the sun is out, I bought a couple of billies too (very handy)
We are now going to buy a generator as well, to keep the freezer going if another cyclone ever hits us. Don't ever think that there will be enough ice around LOL we found that out on the Monday that Larry hit, no ice anywhere in atherton we had to go to Mareeba to get all the things that we didn't think we would need.
So I now have ice in the freezer which I will keep there.
And always have money handy if a TC is a threat in your area, we didn't we relied on eftpos (very silly) LOL.
Oh and charged batteries for the digi cam and video cameras, and spares hehehe very important.
Along with all the other things like torches, candles tinned food etc etc.

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#565446 - 01/04/2006 16:20 Re: Your Cyclone Emergency Kit
toppy Offline
Member

Registered: 24/03/2006
Posts: 62
Loc: Karratha WA
We had cash when Clair hit and the shops didn't open until the eftpos was working.

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