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Old 08-26-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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As a lot of you know, Connecticut'* got less than 24 hours before Irene makes landfall. I've got my computer stuff on batteries, plus a couple more so I can cook.

Unfortunately, my poor car has to sit outside and weather the weather. There'* no covered parking, and what spaces we have at this apartment complex range from "under a tree" to "not so under a tree."

Any suggestions for a car about to face tons of rain and damaging winds? Should I go invest in one of those one-size-fits-all car covers?
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I think one of those covers will be nice until you have winds around 30 mph. After that, it'* going to start to go away.
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I think one of those covers will be nice until you have winds around 30 mph. After that, it'* going to start to go away.
Well, they're predicting winds in excess of 60 mph, though I could always punch some holes in the ends and secure it across the underside with some locking bungee cords.

Though I doubt dropping $60-$100 on one only to have it ripped off my car by wind wouldn't be covered by my renters' insurance.
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get heavy packing blankets and throw them over the car, then go to walmart and get a size 3 car cover for like 25$ and put that over the car and put some heavy blocks or something on the cover, the blankets willhelp cushion anything that falls on the car and protects the car from the blocks
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You could grab a few coils of cloths line, then wrap that over the cover. If you can keep it tight, and not provide a edge for wind to catch, it should stay in place.
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Or you could do as I am doing right now with Irene roaring past me. Nothing. It'* not covered, it'* not garaged, it'* not protected in any way. Either it'* going to get hit by limbs, random crap and trees or it'* not. See you in the morning.
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Take lots of pictures.
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You could always up your insurance. LOL!
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You'll be fine. I promise. The entire NE is freaking out over nothing. Cat 1 when it hit land, and it will weaken quickly. This storm isn't anything really.
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no guys its the end of the world havent you heard
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