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Evacuating (sorta) with a Doberman Puppy

Discussion in 'Doberman Talk and Discussions' started by MelonJ, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    Sounds just joyous, doesn’t it?! :facepalm:

    So we’re in S FL, and my husband’s job offered to shelter the employees, their families, and pets (its a big facility). It’s rated for a Cat 5 so its nice and safe, but ooooohhhhhh man was shuttering, getting our house in order, packing for us and pup, FINALLY leaving, and setting pup in his crate area more work than I’d ever want to have to do for another storm ever. :help:

    GET ME OUT OF FLORIDA!!!! :complain:
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  2. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I'll bet that was a lot of work! And very scary to have to go through. I'll take a tornado any day over a hurricane! I hope you get to the building safely. It's nice that you can take your dog with you. So many places do not allow that or can't allow it. My dog would come with me no matter what! I can't imagine trying to evacuate if I have horses too. How do you deal with that??
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  3. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    So much work! But I’m terrified of tornadoes so I’ll take a hurricane LOL! It’s just the stress of this all being for nothing which is what we hope for but the work involved definitely sucks. We are indeed super fortunate we can take the pup. Its a small very well-run company that appreciates its employees, so we are very thankful. They have a corridor where we can keep and crate our dogs. The little butt in sleeping like an angel. As did my two kids. Glad SOME OF US slept. :hissyfit:
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  4. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    The trouble with hurricanes is you get tornadoes too! :shock:
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  5. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    Yep! Back in Orlando we were in prime rural area where tornados were prevalent, especially during hurricane/tropical storm threats. I was so scared half the time with all our tornado warnings lol! Thankfully, Broward is a concrete jungle and the worst we tend to get is major flooding and water spouts. Those are cool. Way waayyyyyy out in the water. I’m good so long as they stay off shore. :nono:
  6. Doberman Gang

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    When you live in the Midwest!!! Lol
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  7. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    I don’t think I’d survive the midwest. I know in the grand scheme of things a tornado cant cover as much land as my brain thinks it can, but what terrifying storms! lol I’d live in my cellar.
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  8. Tropicalbri's

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    You would be surprised what you are capable of when you are faced with possible disaster.
    I know how stressful it is to get supplies ready, animals and kids packed up and make your plans for evacuation or to stay.
    With Irma, I had 3 dogs, 2 cats and 4 birds to get situated with travel cages, crates, food, water, first aid kits, extra medicines, life vests and written plans of what to do in the event of different scenarios. We had to leave all our personal information with the Sheriffs office and Red Cross and who to contact in the event of emergency since we decided not to evacuate. Buy plenty of batteries and have a battery powered radio so you can get updates, battery powered lanterns and flashlights. Bring board games with you to keep you and the kids occupied.
    It takes a lot to prep but you can do it, I have faith in you. Bring pee pads and plastic bags so DeSoto can have an area to relieve himself. 2ga ziplock bags work great to keep soiled items in so the odor doesn’t permeate everywhere.
    Also granular Clorox and plenty of 5ga buckets. The granular Clorox sprinkled in waste bags eliminates odors as well.

    Most of all, think positive, breathe deep, pray and accept you can’t change what is happening so roll with it. You being calm will help your kids and Dobe remain calm.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers!!
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  9. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    Done and done! Wish I would've thought of the granular clorox tho, lol. That would make life less smelly.

    And holy cow, you hunkered down for Irma in the keys?! God bless your fortitude, how did you fare???
  10. Tropicalbri's

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    To put it simply it was a harrowing bitch for 37 hrs of getting hammered with 135mph sustained winds, gusting to 170mph. All the animals acted like it was just a new adventure. They handled it like champs.
    The worst was after the storm passed with all the damage, trees down, houses destroyed. The Lower Keys lost 4000 homes from from the hurricane winds and tornados. There were over 57 tornados generated from the hurricane.
    The aftermath is always the worst. It’s overwhelming because you don’t know where to start with cleaning up the destruction. We were without power for over 2 wks and the heat and humidity was oppressive. Didn’t have cell service for a long time.
    We had two storm surges that had us on edge. First one was 7’ and second one was just over 9’.
    Before Irma
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    After Irma
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  11. MyBuddy

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    And ^^^^ this is why I'll take a tornado over a hurricane any ole day! And tornadoes scare the hell outta me!! :spit: But in less than 10 minutes its over, it can demolish a next door neighbor and leave yours intact. (and vice versa! ;) ) (and the aftermath looks similar to the pics above! ) and you can protect yourself by going to a basement without fear of a storm surge. Now, if I can just get my horses down there. :whistle:

    We've been very close to being in a path of a tornado 3 times, but even being close we never sustained real damage. KOW. :rolleyes: A hurricane reeks damage far and wide for hours!
  12. princethedobie

    princethedobie New Member

    Hi, sorry this has nothing to do with your forum but I’m realling confused! How do I post one? I don’t seem to find where the button is and I’m confused

  13. Tropicalbri's

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    Go into the forums, scan through which topic you want like Doberman Talk and Discussions. Chose from a thread that interests you and make a post.
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    @MelonJ this is how Bogie and I handled the heat after Irma without power and our shutters were still up. Thank goodness for bottled water and hand towels. :D
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  15. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I just pray everyone stays safe and the damage is minimal.

    I'm so glad you have a place like that to go with your whole family, including your pets.

    Do you remember which thread it was where @Prushanks posted the video you took during the hurricane? That was scary and amazing....
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  16. Tropicalbri's

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    I think it was in Off Topic Chat thread under Hurricane Irma. Maybe page 13? I remember it was my last transmission before we lost cell service. It was just getting started with the winds when I sent it to Wendy, then cell service stopped, we had lost power about 8am that morning.
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  17. MelonJ

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    That’s incredible Bri! I’d have pooped my pants. We evacuated to Orlando, then Irma followed us there! But seeing how many minor tornados ravaged both the Orlando area and Broward when we got back made me thankful we left. Our damage was minimal compared to what many neighbors had to deal with (like fallen trees ON houses). Our fence was knocked down on one side by a tree, all the giant screens on our porch were completely torn wide, our shed doors were broken, and some very large branches from our very old oak took out some major electrical wires. Thankfully, and most surprisingly, no flooding. We had no power, no phones, nor clean water for a week and a half and we thought WE had it bad. Then we saw what the keys and the west coast had gone through....sheesh! We only had pet rats, and we couldn't take them (we were only gone three days, and they were very self sufficient) so we made sure they were well supplied and in the uppermost section of their 5.5 ft cage. Then we made sure they got some fresh air when we got back. I couldn't imagine going through all that with dogs if we’d had no plan. So knowing we wanted a dog in the future, we’d since come up with one so we wouldn’t have to leave or board ours somewhere away from us for an emergency. :fingersx: Fingers crossed it doesn’t ever have to happen.

    I feel so horrible for the Bahamas. The videos coming in are absolutely heart-wrenching, and as of right now, Dorian has been STATIONARY for the past 3 hourly updates! Those poor people.
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  18. Tropicalbri's

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    I absolutely agree. This monster is sitting right on top of them and I just can’t imagine the fear they are experiencing with this beating them so long. I just wish there was something I could do but I know there is nothing I can do. Perhaps afterwards we can join with an Outreach Program to help them recover.
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