Tropical Storm Hermine – anyone in the path?

Looks like it *might* be heading out the Atlantic by the time it gets to the MD area, though one path did take it through Northern VA and MD.  We shall see…  Either way, looks to be a rainy Saturday night and Sunday.

Is anyone else affected?  What storm prep do you need to do?  Do you have a good stock of your asthma meds?


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  • K8sMom2002

    Me … and the latest forecast is rather alarming. It went from, "Don't worry, folks, it's miles away," last night to "OMG, take cover," by this afternoon. 

    We shall survive! 

  • K8sMom2002

    For those of you using nebulizers, it's really important to prepare ahead. I've already called my dad and made sure that he's got his ducks in a row, since he uses a neb for his asthma and COPD. 

    Here's a helpful article on — it's on our sister community for folks with food allergies, but the preparations are just about the same. Check out the part about contacting your power company, if you DO use a neb, to get on a priority list.

  • Kathy P

    Hopefully everyone in the storm path stays safe!

    One asthma-specific emergency prep issue is nebulizers if the power goes out. If you rely on a nebulizer, it's important to have a back up plan. That could be an MDI alternative or a battery powered nebulizer. My neb will run on AC/DC or battery and I always make sure the batter pack is charged if there is supposed to be bad weather. I can use mine in my car on DC, but if you do that, remember to not endanger yourself by running the vehicle in a garage.

  • K8sMom2002

    We have power — although just a few moments ago, it blinked off, so I hope that it's not a harbinger of things to come. 

    We have flood warnings issued. 

    It looks like the storm has tracked a little more to the south than they had predicted even late last night. The worst of the wind is supposed to be this AM, but so far, it's okay.

    The yard looks like a small lake. 

    I stayed up until after midnight doing my storm prep.

    • gathered up all of DD's meds in a plastic zip top bag.
    • caught water in big pots and a 5 gallon beverage cooler.
    • caught more water in the tub for flushing toilets.
    • mopped all the floors.
    • washed all the laundry.
    • washed all the dishes.
    • cleaned the bathrooms.
    • got out the flashlights and the batteries and the candles.
    • got out the hand crank radio/flashlight.

    Doing all that usually guarantees nothing bad will happen. 

  • Jen

    Doing all that usually guarantees nothing bad will happen

    Yep.  That was me last year.  I forget which tropical storm was initially predicted to come right up the Chesapeake, but I remember doing our usual outdoor prep (putting away/securing patio furniture, toys etc) and then finding out it was going out to the Atlantic.  Eh…as long as the prep doesn't take too long.  Plus, it's good practice.

  • Jen

    Did anyone have any issues over the weekend?  There were tropical storm warnings for far southern md and the eastern shore, but that was it. It rained a little on Sat am, but otherwise it was mostly sunny and breezy this weekend.

  • K8sMom2002

    The storm whizzed through and gave us a glancing blow … thank goodness! A tree fell on the building that my DH works in, but it hit another store, not his. We've had some other trees down, and my yard was filled with limbs and debris. 

    I spent a lot of the weekend re-grouping from the storm and counting my blessings that it was no worse. We had flickering power outages but nothing lasting. It could  have been so much worse.