Survived Irene

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    Well Irene came and went. Survived it with no damage to house or trees. Have been without power since about 6PM Saturday. No idea when we will get power back in my part of Richmond. Dominion Power suppose to give an update around noon today. Guess I'll get an idea at that time.

    Anyway, just checking in with my friends here.
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    I'm glad to hear you're OK. I guess you have a generator?
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    Glad your OK. Now go help rebuild Highway 12 so I can get to Hatteras Island next week for vaca.......
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    Glad to hear you're OK, and no major damage. I hope the other DC'ers that were in Irene's path fared as well.
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    Being a little over 100 miles inland we faired well, lost a few limbs off the maple and sweet gums and a few shingles. Our power flickered numerous times but was never off for more than a few minutes. The people in town did not fare as well; lots of big old oaks downed taking out power lines and most areas do not have power yet but there was minimal flooding.
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    Glad you made it through unscathed. Yeah, the power outage has gotta hang with the high heat and humidity. Hang in there, I'm sure they're working as fast as they can for you folks..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'm glad to hear you're OK. I guess you have a generator?
    Unfortunately no, I don't have a generator. At work today, power on and internet up.
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    2 days without power
    1 section of old fence to replace
    3 pieces of siding
    a metric TON of small branches and twigs to clean up
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    All I got way out here was a few large oak branches down(soccer ball diameter). Of course murphy was on me right off the bat. My saw decided to "act up" while bucking up the largest branch and it has now given up the ghost.
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    Glad you made it with no real damage. Might see if you can track down a generator. It can take several weeks for power to get restored. Hopefully your power will be restored before you read this post though. Good luck!
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    Here in NE New Jersey, we have some of the worst flooding in history.
    Nearly 9 inches fell in my hometown...that in addition to what had already been one of the wettest Augusts on record.
    A lot of power outages, washed out and flooded roadways, including several major interstates.
    It was nearly impossible for me to get home today due to all the road closures.
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    I caught some house damage,mostly when a large oak branch fell,power was out 12 hours.
    Alot of other folks in town took it far worse,so I cant whine too much.
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    Almost every town or village in this area has suffered major damage to roads, bridges and homes.
    Loss of life was kept low although several hundred people had to be rescued and many towns have been isolated due to bridge and road flooding. I live in a town next to Schenectady and have to go about 20 miles north or west to get out of this area (all four bridges that lead out are closed or damaged as of this morning).

    Pleasure boats along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers are stacked up like cord-wood at some of the locks and bridges.

    A few local dams are at the bursting point but have held up and since the water levels are finally going down will probably be okay. Several towns have been totally washed away. Lots of power outages but the utility guys are really doing a great job at getting everything up and back on line.

    High winds + water softened soil + big trees = blocked roads, downed lines, crushed cars and damaged homes. Lots of chainsaws buzzing on most streets and, at least in this neighborhood, piles of debris are waiting for the town shredder to pick them up.

    The shelters in the area are doing a good job as is the Red Cross.

    All in a a massive amount of damage that will take a long time and a lot of money to mend but deaths due to Irene were kept low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
    Almost every town or village in this area has suffered major damage to roads, bridges and homes.
    Loss of life was kept low although several hundred people had to be rescued and many towns have been isolated due to bridge and road flooding. I live in a town next to Schenectady and have to go about 20 miles north or west to get out of this area (all four bridges that lead out are closed or damaged as of this morning).

    Pleasure boats along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers are stacked up like cord-wood at some of the locks and bridges.

    A few local dams are at the bursting point but have held up and since the water levels are finally going down will probably be okay. Several towns have been totally washed away. Lots of power outages but the utility guys are really doing a great job at getting everything up and back on line.

    High winds + water softened soil + big trees = blocked roads, downed lines, crushed cars and damaged homes. Lots of chainsaws buzzing on most streets and, at least in this neighborhood, piles of debris are waiting for the town shredder to pick them up.

    The shelters in the area are doing a good job as is the Red Cross.

    All in a a massive amount of damage that will take a long time and a lot of money to mend but deaths due to Irene were kept low.

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    This is actually great news. Low death count is great, everything else can be replaced/rebuilt
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    I never paid much attention to Hurricanes living in central Kansas,I now live 70 miles from the Gulf Of Mexico and everytime I hear hurricane I look to see which way its heading before I decide to load up and get out of town before the evacuation routes get blocked
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