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Roadrunne98
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USA
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Posted - Sep 09 2017 :  6:56:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With 02 what have some of you done if you are in Florida.

deb fla
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Posted - Sep 09 2017 :  10:27:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ordered more oxygen tanks. They gave me 4 tanks, I now have about a 40 hour supply. I live on the Alafia River, but we are in a stilt house. Whilst my brother,wife and friends prepared, I just wanted to sleep. Can any one tell me if the change in barometric pressure affects copd patients? I know when we had commercial fishing boats, it changed a lot about the fishs' habits.

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deb fla
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Posted - Sep 09 2017 :  10:29:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh yeah Alafia is off Tampa Bay, We are taking a direct hit, I am nervouse as hell

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Dave-OH
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Posted - Sep 10 2017 :  12:15:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can look at your surge risk here http://egis.pinellascounty.org/apps/stormsurgeprotector/index.html

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tsainta
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Posted - Sep 10 2017 :  12:51:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any change in barometric pressure affects me. Higher pressure good; lower pressure bad.

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rjh-spokane
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Posted - Sep 10 2017 :  02:43:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Low pressure will have less oxygen in it per cubic foot as the lack of pressure allows the air to expand which results in less oxygen modules per cubic foot. High pressure in turn will compress and concentrate the air so there is more oxygen modules per cubic foot.
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faybees
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USA
62 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2017 :  10:03:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a real problem with low pressure/storms. It makes breathing so much harder. It affects my dog too, she always knows when a storm is coming, she tries to hide. On those days I just stay home on the couch. Deb please stay as safe as you can. Get out if you have a way to do it.
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faybees
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Posted - Sep 10 2017 :  10:06:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deb, I forgot to say, why did you only get 4 tanks. That will not be enough if you cannot get out of your home. I would have ordered a ton of them. I hope you will be ok and have a way to get out if you need it.
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rosytomato
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Posted - Sep 10 2017 :  1:27:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in Florida too. This is a scary situation here. We did the best we could to protect ourselves. I feel my breathing more difficult today. We will have a curfew here for 24 hours starting at 9 pm tonight (so far). I'll be thinking of all of our Floridians and anyone else in the path of Irma. Our last hurricane was Matthew in October of 2016 just about a year ago.
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rjh-spokane
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Posted - Sep 11 2017 :  01:45:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I worry about all of you in Florida, it has to be very scary. Over two million people without power, That means no concentrator. They wouldn't have enough bottles if they had many people like me.
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Roadrunne98
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USA
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Posted - Sep 11 2017 :  08:57:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope all were safe. It is just a windy day here so far at 9 am. No power outage. Didn't get what they were saying. Thank goodness.
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deb fla
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36 Posts

Posted - Sep 11 2017 :  10:14:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by faybees

Deb, I forgot to say, why did you only get 4 tanks. That will not be enough if you cannot get out of your home. I would have ordered a ton of them. I hope you will be ok and have a way to get out if you need it.


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deb fla
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USA
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Posted - Sep 11 2017 :  10:24:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I asked for as many as they could give me,(just in case elec was out for weeks), I have one tank that could last 2 days, My concentrator has a refiller, we have a generator, which we could not store in the house, because of the oxygen. However ALL IS WELL. we never lost power!! The river was sucked out to sea, The tide is rising and only about 1 ft above normal. We are SO LUCKY!!

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