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Down here in the South, we've been under tornado watches and warnings all day long. I'm doing okay, but more bad weather is on the way, and I just saw an update from the Weather Channel that multiple tornadoes are being reported across the South.

If you're in the path of the storms, please take care and stay safe … and let us know that you're okay!

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  • K8sMom2002

    We made it through…. Maybe the worst is over, but we still have another pocket of storms to get through. And I think we're still under watches for tornadoes and thunderstorms. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Annnnd … I think the bad weather is over. Now our temps will drop from the 70s down into the upper 50s and 60s. but I'm glad we're still here. We had at least 11 deaths in Georgia from the storms … I'm blessed to be here to gripe and complain.

  • Jen

    We've had high winds and rain all day here.  I know the bridges in our area, including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, have all had wind warnings.  Not enough to close the bridges, though.

  • K8sMom2002

    We had really big humdingers of bad weather last night — and I know there were tornadoes in Louisiana. Has anyone been at the mercies of Mother Nature? 

  • Kathy P

    We are still getting storm after storm. We've had so much rain and everything is over saturated. Some of the storm have had strong winds. I thither wind advisory has been lifted for today.My immediate area is OK, but there is lots of flooding and mudslides in surrounding areas.

  • Jen

    We had beautiful weather – in the 60s- Tues and Weds.  Temps dropped overnight and there was some snow this morning.  It didn't stick, though.  The kids were so disappointed. 

  • K8sMom2002

    I heard this AM that the Northeast is getting pounded with high winds and snow, and that nearly 200K people in Northern California were being evacuated due to a levy failure on a dam — due, I'm thinking, to all the rain they've had?? 

    Sending good to all in the path of bad weather … check in when you can.

  • Jen

    We had some serious wind overnight into this morning.  Fortunately we didn't lose power, but I didn't sleep so well with all that wind.

  • K8sMom2002

    We're due to have severe weather Wednesday — tomorrow. I'm nervous because it's been so warm and beautiful, and with the cold front moving in, it's likely to be a bumpy ride. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Well, we've had a gully washer of a downpour already this AM. I'm hoping that we're not going to have as severe a weather forecast as they are predicting.

  • K8sMom2002

    this thread since we're under watches for severe thunderstorms until 5 p.m. … and the weather is supposed to get worse after that.

    This is the front that's moving through the southeast from the gulf — Louisiana in particular has already had nasty weather. I hope everyone in the path of this front is safe and sound and all . 

  • K8sMom2002

    We have survived, folks! And it looks like we're in the clear until round 2 on Wednesday.

    Some towns near us weren't so lucky … I'm just glad that we came out unscathed.

  • K8sMom2002

    Down here in the south we're in for a bumpy ride for the day! Already saw a tornado warning for the metro Atlanta area, so for all our folks there, be safe.

    I'm on mobile now, but AAFA has excellent disaster prep tips in a blog. I'll link to it in a bit.

    If you're in the storm's path, make sure you have your gear to go, and that includes:

    – auto-injectors (for life-threatening allergies)

    – inhalers and nebs 

    – any other meds

    – written emergency action plans

    – a fully charged cell phone and batteries

    – insurance and ID cards

    – shelf stable safe foods

    – water

    That's all I can think of now. Be safe and don't take chances. Hopefully this won't be as bad as they are predicting.

  • Pljohns

    Down here in the south today too and have all of my stuff ready to go-meds, food, fully charged neb power pack and extra batteries for the battery powered one, extra meds (as much as I can-my maintenance meds have to stay refrigerated!), cell phone is charge and back up power pack charged and-as crazy as it sounds-bike helments found and out where we can get them if we need them  

    I hope it's not as bad as they are saying too-everyone be safe!

  • K8sMom2002

    PLJohns, do you have dry ice packs in the freezer? I'd go ahead and put the meds and the ice packs in zip lock bags so that you can grab them in a hurry. 

    And looking at the weather, I can understand why you'd want bike helmets!

  • K8sMom2002

    The reason we hunkered down in our bathroom for nearly an hour …

    Thank goodness we are okay!

  • Pljohns

    So glad you are OK-WOW!!!

    I don't have dry ice but the "blue bullet" frozen holder that I have will keep them at temp for almost 8 hrs.  I have a hard time becasue there is such a small window for temp that they have to stay at.  I found a med cooler that comes with a "blue bullet" looking thing that you freeze and then wrap in a gel bag and put in the cooler.  There is a wireless thermometer that 1/2 fits in the blue bullet and the other half I keep in my purse so I can keep a check on the temp the meds.

  • Kathy P

    Glad you are ok! Yikes!

    That sounds like a great cooler for temperature sensitive meds pljohns. 

  • Dolphin48

    Glad you all are ok. Scary! We are getting thunderstorms now. 70 degrees today high of 49 tomorrow. 

     

  • Jen

    dolphin – We are having similar weather here.  Today was close to 70, though we had those storms that k8smom and pljohns had yesterday.  Fortunately, they were just garden variety thunderstorms, though some roads in our county flooded out.  Temps tomorrow  - high of only 50.  

  • K8sMom2002

    Jen, sorry we shared all our bad weather with you! 

    Dolphin, did you guys survive the thunderboomers?

  • Dolphin48

    Yes, we have much cooler weather now and it is still pretty windy. I heard it supposed to be 70 on Sunday. Roller coaster weather!

    i hope you all are ok.

  • K8sMom2002

    Windy here, too, but we're all fine! I hope you wind up with more settled weather. All that cool wind is really bad for my lungs – maybe more dust in the air? Or cooler air? 

  • Pljohns

    The cold air yesterday really didn't help my lungs-but at least today, no wind and beautiful sunshine.  We have cooler temperatures, which is a trigger for me, but am doing OK so far.  By the first of the week, we will be back up near 80-UGH-like I always tell people, if you don't like the weather in Alabama, wait 5 min and you WILL get something different.

    If anyone is interested in the cooler-its a polarbear.  It's their 6pk cooler and they sell an option of a "blue bullet" gel thing-they use to have a "medical cooler" that was the cooler and the blue bullet all together but it looks like they don't do that any more.  They sell the thermometers too but I found the exact same one on amazon a lot cheaper.  If you have anything temp sensitive, I highly recommend them.  You put the meds and part of the thermometer in the blue bullet, wrap it in the ice pack and then put it all in the cooler.  Since my meds cost almost $800/month just for that one, I'm SUPER careful and monitor it carefully.  It's a special order so if it goes back traveling, it's not like any drug store can get it for me.  Royal pain medicine but at least it works.

  • Jen

    dolphin – We made out just fine.  The only effect here was that dd2's lacrosse practice was cancelled.

    pljohns – Funny thing – people say the same thing about Maryland.  Thanks for the tips on that cooler!