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Offline MrNate

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2011, 07:06:05 PM »
Power just came back on here.

Ended up with about 6" of water in the basement - The sump pump just couldn't keep up.

Looks like my 3-day-old water heater may be hosed.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2011, 09:26:43 PM »
we're about 15min from the ocean and all i can say is meh, I've been thru much worse. Other than some wind and rain it was quite unspectacular. never lost power, no flooding, nothing.

I did have to clean some branches out of the driveway tho!
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2011, 09:31:05 PM »
Funny, my dad in NJ just lost power for the first time.  Maybe someone hit a pole or a branch fell on a wire.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #63 on: August 28, 2011, 09:51:41 PM »
Insurance-wise it is important to know the difference between rising water (flooding) and wind-driven leaking.  Rising water damage is only covered by Federal Flood Insurance.

Homeowners insurance companies are going to be VERY picky about how they pay on damages from this storm.  They are going to be taking a major hit.  Even though I had replacement cost coverage, and no flood damage, I only received a fraction of the cost to repair the damage done to my home by the hurricanes of 2004.

Be sure to take lots of pictures of your damage and document it as much as possible.  It will probably be necessary to make repairs long before an insurance assessor/adjuster can inspect your damages.   Document, document, document!  Get receipts for everything.

It sucks that it's that way, but that is the reality of it.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #64 on: August 29, 2011, 12:08:28 AM »
Insurance-wise it is important to know the difference between rising water (flooding) and wind-driven leaking.  Rising water damage is only covered by Federal Flood Insurance.

Homeowners insurance companies are going to be VERY picky about how they pay on damages from this storm.  They are going to be taking a major hit.  Even though I had replacement cost coverage, and no flood damage, I only received a fraction of the cost to repair the damage done to my home by the hurricanes of 2004.

Be sure to take lots of pictures of your damage and document it as much as possible.  It will probably be necessary to make repairs long before an insurance assessor/adjuster can inspect your damages.   Document, document, document!  Get receipts for everything.

It sucks that it's that way, but that is the reality of it.

I am planning to contact my Homeowners Insurace company tomorrow. I want to see if they'll cover the replacement of the flooring/carpeting that was saturated from wind driven rain.

I took some pics and have adequate evidence but it will depend on how they stipulate this specific damage in the policy.

Fingers crossed.

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #65 on: August 29, 2011, 01:00:46 PM »
In NJ pretty much all of my friends and family made it through unscathed.  No power loss, only minor basement flooding if any.  The aftermath is that roads are closed everywhere and I can't make it into work.  Maybe a good thing?
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #66 on: August 29, 2011, 08:32:05 PM »
Pictures and video from my hometown of Windsor, VT:

This is a small dam on Kennedy's pond.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTam7E85n_0&feature=related
Rte. 44 in the narrows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sqme34WtYM

This is a stream that feeds from Kennedy's ( Mill Pond ) and goes through part of the town, under several roadways, before dumping into the Connecticut River.


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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2011, 08:36:21 PM »
I heard VT was flooding badly. Stay safe...I'm sure lots of people think the storm was a 'cry wolf' moment...there are at least 10 or so who probably thought otherwise before they perished!
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #68 on: August 29, 2011, 08:39:55 PM »
And a little further south from where I grew up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck7Xtxo2ZQU
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #69 on: August 29, 2011, 08:51:18 PM »
How sad to see a 141 year old piece of history being washed away like that.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #70 on: August 30, 2011, 04:38:16 AM »
They're saying 27 dead at this point. Irene broke her back on the South. Just think if no-one had evacuated or done anything about it. Hell, 90 years ago it probably would have killed thousands.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #71 on: August 30, 2011, 05:07:23 AM »
They're saying 27 dead at this point. Irene broke her back on the South. Just think if no-one had evacuated or done anything about it. Hell, 90 years ago it probably would have killed thousands.

Yeah, but she spilled her guts on New England.  That is an amazing amount of rainfall for the mainland!
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #72 on: August 30, 2011, 12:53:02 PM »
Connectivity!   Lost power at about 7:15AM Sunday and its still out.  Had to get to my office in Western MA to get online.  Cooked the fridge Sunday night, the freezer last night and hoping power comes back before we run out of water in the tubs.  We're on a well so no power = no water.  I'm SOOO glad I didn't brew Saturday, the fermentation would be a cluster ...

Luckily, no family or friends suffered injury or damage to homes.  My thoughts to those who did.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #73 on: August 30, 2011, 03:21:50 PM »
Connectivity!   Lost power at about 7:15AM Sunday and its still out.  Had to get to my office in Western MA to get online.  Cooked the fridge Sunday night, the freezer last night and hoping power comes back before we run out of water in the tubs.  We're on a well so no power = no water.  I'm SOOO glad I didn't brew Saturday, the fermentation would be a cluster ...

Luckily, no family or friends suffered injury or damage to homes.  My thoughts to those who did.

Wow...hope you get it back on soon. It's been tough for a lot of folks.

Good Luck!
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2011, 03:56:51 PM »
yeah all my folks in VT made it through allright as well, but they are having to drive all over heck and back to get anywhere with all the roads that washed out. Two covered bridges destroyed which is a real shame as there are fewer and fewer that are still operating. When I bring someone to VT to experience the flavour a covered bridge crossing is a must.
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