Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Five things people in Bucks County have been doing today because of Hurricane Irene.

Five things people in Bucks County have been doing today because of Hurricane Irene.

I did not go to the store today because I do not like to go when it is crowded. It may be difficult to find  parking spot at  parking lot of grocery stores and Hardware stores  or Lowe's and Home Depot.

These are the things people are buying

1.Flashlights and batteries.

2.Battery Back up sump pumps

3.Generators incase we have power failure .

4.Milk and bread and other food items.

5.Filling up the tanks with gas.

We are getting good tips from the media on how to prepare for the hurricane. Two  things I learned was to get batteries for the  radio and to make sure the cell phone is charged.

I will not have an open house this weekend.

 

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsGita Bantwal • August 26 2011 05:46PM

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Hopefully folks are being civil too...by all means Gita, stay indoors so you can stay safe.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

I've flooded before and it's not fun. Not fun at all. What we didn't do that we have always regretted is putting our most precious photos and other documents in waterproof bags. We had everything high enough to miss the water...until the coast guard boats doing rescue work created waves big enough to break windows and tip everything in the house over. I don't think you have to worry about that, but keeping valuables dry is very useful advice I'd share with anyone. Battery powered radios are great as well since you never know when radio will become the main method of communication again. Maybe never in this day and age of widespread wireless and broadband, but you never know.

Posted by Dave Roberts (Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty) over 6 years ago

We too in NYC are having evacuation orders for the first time in history!  All stores in Manhattan are packed as if we are confined for weeks!  All subways and public transportation are suspended starting 12 noon tomororw.  All so unprecedented!

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 6 years ago

Hi Gita, Stay safe in the upcoming storm, I hope the storm makes a sharp turn EAST.

Posted by Brin Realty Associates Team At Bean Group, Amherst NH homes and Southern NH real estate (Bean Group | Brin Realty Associates) over 6 years ago

Hi Gita. Be safe and be careful for what lies ahead. Having plenty of flashlights, batteries and those backup generators should be on top of everyone's list. Please don't for get the water and the gas. Thanks for sharing your list for all of your friends on the East coast.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 6 years ago

Anita, Have a safe weekend.

Dave, Thanks for the tips.I am sorry about your pictures. Once when our sump pump broke and the basement has water many of our son's baby pictures were damaged but luckily I had sent many pictures to my parents so I could make borrow from them.

Jennifer, I hope there will not be much damage caused by hurricane Irene.

Rene, I hope so too.

Jerry, We do not have a generator. I will keep my fingers crossed.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 6 years ago

Stay safe, Gita. I hope Irene will not make too much destruction tomorrow and weekend.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) over 6 years ago

Gita - please stay safe and keep us posted if possible on what goes on.  It is a rare weekend when you do not have an open house.  I will be thinking of you this weekend.

Posted by Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas (RE/MAX Properties) over 6 years ago

Gita,

Be safe out there. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope Irene settles down and goes away!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 6 years ago

Good Morning Gita, be careful Gita and keep us posted on the current conditions there.  My best wishes for a successful outcome the next few days.

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) over 6 years ago

Gita-Be safe! Irene is heading our way also.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 6 years ago
Gita-we lost power on Sunday at 11 am, they are saying that it could be a few days. So glad for ice, batteries, and my blackberry.
Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 6 years ago

Loreena, I am glad it was not as bad as we expected it to be.

Barbara, Things were calmer on Sunday but there were thousands without electricty.

Joseph, I hope power will be restored in your home soon.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 6 years ago

Glad you fared well Gita!  I am sure it was quite a rush for many people in your area!

Posted by Renée Donohue, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) over 6 years ago

Gita-It is so good to get our power back on! Finally last night around mid night. Hope all is well with you.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 6 years ago

Renee, Things are not back to normal in many areas.

Joseph, Glad to read that the power is back on.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 6 years ago

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