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How will you prepare?

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Take emergency shelter.
21 9.25%
Leave town
29 12.78%
John Key
80 35.24%
Nothing
76 33.48%
Get extra supplies. aka Beer.
60 26.43%
:kaka
70 30.84%
Multiple Choice Poll.
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    my father act like a real bish when a storm come around lol

  2. Post
    sunny as right now lol, atleast on the shore

  3. Post
    so much for the big storm lol

  4. Post
    It's like night-time in Hamilton at the moment - dark af!

  5. Post
    It is calm and sunny down here in the garden city, we finally just got to our high for today of 8c too...

  6. Post
    Tauranga just had some gnarly black clouds, thunder, rain and big gust of wind roll on through.
    Clearing up now though ..... lasted all of about 20 mins.

  7. Post
    Such wind, many blow

    Also having no power sucks balls

  8. Post
    windy aye

  9. Post
    Finally got power back after 10hrs in Albany. First time Ive had to ditch a fridge full of food as only did the shopping this morning lol

  10. Post
    Ours went out around 9 this morning, we got it back around 1:30-2 for about 10 mins then went off again for another 15

    I could hear the poor tin on the workshop roof lifting

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    Puk wrote:
    Finally got power back after 10hrs in Albany. First time I’ve had to ditch a fridge full of food as only did the shopping this morning lol
    Insured with AA by chance? We have no excess on such events so when we lost a freezer of food, they just asked us to send a picture of some defrosted food and then asked us to give them a figure of how much we wanted to replace it all

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    wigglywormnz wrote:
    Insured with AA by chance? We have no excess on such events so when we lost a freezer of food, they just asked us to send a picture of some defrosted food and then asked us to give them a figure of how much we wanted to replace it all
    How do you lose a fridge full of food after 9 hours?

    If you keep the doors shut most things will last at least 24 hrs, and a lot of stuff doesn't need to be in there in the first place.

    Ice cream might go a bit soft, but that's about it.

  13. Post
    Ours was a freezer in garage and noticed after several days..... but yes, I thought if door shut on fridge/freezer it would be ok for at least the day

  14. Post
    As a general rule, for food that was refrigerated always follow the 2 hour-4 hour rule. In it's simplest form, this rule states:

    If the power was out for less than 2 hours, it's okay to refrigerate or consume the food

    If the power was out between 2 and 4 hours, the food is okay to consume but don't put it back in the refrigerator

    If the power was out for more than 4 hours, discard the food

    Some items such as peanut butter, sauces and vegetables will be safe even if the power was out for more than 4 hours. However, it's always better to be safe than sorry and discard if you're not sure.

    For frozen foods the rules are different. A freezer that is full to capacity will retain its temperature well enough to preserve food for two days. A half full freezer can accomplish this for about 24 hours.
    Freezer yes, fridge not so much - perishable stuff (say milk, meat) should be discarded.

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    Freezer is fine, fridge nah. Was off nearly 10hrs and we didnt open it. Wed just done the full weekly shop before that so it was fill including a chicken. When the power did come on we opened it and checked the temp, 12c so nope all the perishable and stuff is getting binned.