The Super Dooper Canadian Thread (now with 47% more Canadian Bacon)

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Detected city Cardiff? CARDIFF? Motherfucker I'm about 600 miles from Cardiff. You can't get much further from Cardiff than I am and still be on the UK mainland.
They only missed me by about 100 miles. NOT McKeesport.
 
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At home it's thinks I'm in Canada (when I'm actually 200mi from the border), but when I'm at work it thinks I'm in Texas (and sometimes ... France?).

--Patrick
 
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The raiders are playing a preseason game and the players tried to show support for their hosts but...

(You might have to click on the tweet to get the pics large enough to see it)

 
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With Hurricane Dorian on its way towards us, now is a good time to talk about what practical steps we can all take prior to the storm arrival to better prepare ourselves for any potential storm impact. Here is a list of practical things you can do to prepare your home and your family.

  1. Review your home owner insurance. Make sure you have coverage in the event of a storm. Ask specifically about flood and sewer back up coverage. Take some “before” pictures of your property and home, especially areas that might be prone to damage
  2. If you have one, make sure your sump pump is working
  3. Get rid of dead branches on trees near your power service line to your home
  4. Clean out your storm gutters
  5. Make sure there is adequate drainage around your home for water to flow away from your house
  6. Move any loose patio furniture, planters, yard fixtures etc
  7. Consider moving travel trailers/boats on trailers inland or parking them in sheltered areas.
  8. Stock up on emergency supplies (personal 72 hour kit)
  9. Fill your tub(s) with water in the event of a power outage that effects water supply/sewage
  10. Fill your vehicles with fuel
  11. Fill extra Gerry cans with fuel for your vehicle/generator
  12. Fill up your BBQ Propane tank
  13. Have some cash on hand in case ATMs aren’t available
  14. Stock up on groceries before Friday
  15. Consider use of social media to check in with family members
  16. Collect up all important papers, documents, and prescription medications and move them to an area where they will be safe from flooding and they can be easily taken with you should you be forced to evacuate.
  17. Make sure you have sufficient pet food to last you for at least a week (because bringing in resupplies of pet food is not a EM priority.
  18. Make sure you have a supply of batteries for flashlights/radio
  19. Charge your phones immediately prior to the storm arrival
  20. During the storm, stay away from windows, skylights and glass doors
  21. If your home starts to flood, turn of the power at the main breaker
  22. If you have a chain saw/axe/hatchet, get it sharpened before Saturday.
 
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We have 12 2 litres of water in the basement in case we lose power and need to manually flush our toilets.

Also a good idea to empty your secondary septic tank.

Use cat litter buckets as optional water storage.

Expect NS Power to fail miserably.

Get supplies today.

Label your cats and dogs.

Expect to eat dry rations for the next week. Eat your frozen food now, then your fresh food. Don't be surprised if power outages force you to have a huge BBQ.

The roads will be shit for days.

Avoid the penninsula at all costs.

The internet will crash, conserve your phone battery.

Get a crank radio and flashlights.

Avoid candles if you can.

Go to bed when it is dark.
 
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We have 12 2 litres of water in the basement in case we lose power and need to manually flush our toilets.

Also a good idea to empty your secondary septic tank.

Use cat litter buckets as optional water storage.

Expect NS Power to fail miserably.

Get supplies today.

Label your cats and dogs.

Expect to eat dry rations for the next week. Eat your frozen food now, then your fresh food. Don't be surprised if power outages force you to have a huge BBQ.

The roads will be shit for days.

Avoid the penninsula at all costs.

The internet will crash, conserve your phone battery.

Get a crank radio and flashlights.

Avoid candles if you can.

Go to bed when it is dark.
As a Floridian we don't do any of this. We just go outside and throw alligators at the hurricane until it leaves.
 
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NS forumites check-in!

Somehow, we still have power. So if you need a hot shower or a cup of tea, get in touch.
 
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That's literally around the corner from where I work. I've been watching that apartment building going up over the last year or so. I saw that video earlier (different source) and I'm glad somebody caught the moment of collapse.

When I drove in today, I saw lots of emergency vehicles and stuff there. The road's closed off, and most of the crane is still hanging from the building.


I imagine it'd be quite hazardous to try and get down. Like if you try cutting it, something may "snap back" and kill whomever is cutting. I would guess the safest thing to do would be to get a monster-sized portable crane in and try and hoist it down to the ground or something, but somebody with experience here would be great. I'm just guessing.
 
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That's literally around the corner from where I work. I've been watching that apartment building going up over the last year or so. I saw that video earlier (different source) and I'm glad somebody caught the moment of collapse.

When I drove in today, I saw lots of emergency vehicles and stuff there. The road's closed off, and most of the crane is still hanging from the building.


I imagine it'd be quite hazardous to try and get down. Like if you try cutting it, something may "snap back" and kill whomever is cutting. I would guess the safest thing to do would be to get a monster-sized portable crane in and try and hoist it down to the ground or something, but somebody with experience here would be great. I'm just guessing.
https://haligonia.ca/hrfe-executes-...67942/amp/?p=267942&__twitter_impression=true

Area around crane to be evacuated.
 
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