Hurricane Fiona

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
During the ice storm our house and plants were saved by the gas fireplace in the basement. We moved all the plants nearby. The second floor never went below about 10°C even when it was about -22°C out.
If you have gas, you can heat water and put it into bath tubs, like big radiators. Put some cold water in first so you won't crack the ceramic.
 

Trapper J

Plant
Get the rain collecting bowls out!
Those water bowls might be blown away by morning. you wouldn't want to be driving up Cape Smokey when Fiona makes landfall. I like Lloyd's idea of heating water for the bathtub to prevent cold damage during power outages. On May 21 a derecho storm blew a path through parts of Ontario and Quebec. Winds peaked at 190km, 11 people killed and damage estimated at $875 million. We're semi-rural (well and septic), had no power for 5 days, lost 4 mature trees. I hope you get through the hurricane safely (and all CPs unharmed). A video would be interesting.
 

Joanie

Carnivorous Plant Addict
The bowls are full.
The house is starting to shutter.
And I have to shut down social media sites.
Google Earth Storm Tracker plots the path right through my neighborhood.
Landfall is estimated 7am right now. I think there's going to be a lot of videos posted.
 

Jonathan

Carnivorous Plant Addict
With the amount of downed trees and poles, and gas stations selling out, we decided to go to a hotel. Will be in Halifax for a few days… closest we could find.
We're in a Hotel for a few days too! It was so difficult to find a room! No power in our house.
 

Lloyd Gordon

Cactus micrografter newbie.
Staff member
Wow, quite a mess. Hope it all settles out soon. We had rain and warm humid weather, probably a long distance effect of Fiona.
 
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