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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2011, 05:08:56 PM »
My aunt and uncle near Albany NY still have no power.  They're using their generator periodically.  They had a big tree come down, but it missed the house.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #76 on: August 30, 2011, 05:26:25 PM »
Power just came back on.  Daughter is on second day of cancelled school (how often does the first day of school get canceled? Probably the only day that the kids are actually looking forward to!).  Anyway, two days without power is not easy with two baby's and a six year old - especially living on well water.

Brewing equipment was esential - filled up empty kegs, buckets, and carboys.  Kids got a bath thanks to water heated in the  brew kettle.  5 gallon bottling bucket with a spigot at the bottom replaced the sink faucet in the kitchen.  Star San in a spray bottle was used extensively since hot water was at a premium...

Told the wife I need to buy more equipment ---- some day it could save our lives  ;D
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #77 on: August 30, 2011, 06:33:31 PM »
Told the wife I need to buy more equipment ---- some day it could save our lives  ;D

Justifiable expenses.  :)
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2011, 12:35:16 PM »
Good news everyone! Power is back on here. Came on late last night after 3 days of darkness.

Flooding was bad here. I was just about on an island except for one road. I managed to get out Sunday night and actually made it into Manville through the backroads, which is one of the hardest hit areas. Spent a couple days there helping out friends and family, coming back home periodically to repair my home systems and run fridges and pumps off the inverter on my Jeep.

I'll post up some pictures in a minute. For the curious, check out Google. Note the picture of the Army/NG UniMog fording water up past the windshield and the two hard top Hummers that were lost. It was BAD. At least half a dozen houses in the valley collapsed, all of them were underwater, most up to nearly the second floor.

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2011, 01:33:12 PM »
Good news everyone! Power is back on here. Came on late last night after 3 days of darkness.

Glad to hear the power finally came back on. This kind of event really makes one appreciate electricity.  :)
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2011, 05:20:57 PM »
Is anyone keeping an eye on Katia yet?
http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #81 on: August 31, 2011, 05:35:19 PM »
make it stop!
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #82 on: August 31, 2011, 05:48:53 PM »
Wow, Mr. Nate.  Hang in there.  Guess you like your Jeep.



Is anyone keeping an eye on Katia yet?
http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic

Cool link.  I love to watch radar.

Katia.
So is that pronounced Caught chya? 
I am thinking most 'mericans will call it Catie ah.

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #83 on: August 31, 2011, 06:00:22 PM »
Wow, Mr. Nate.  Hang in there.  Guess you like your Jeep.

Yeah, I named her "Genny" yesterday :D

Wish I had one of these here LMTVs, though. Almost made it through...

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #84 on: August 31, 2011, 06:08:43 PM »
Is anyone keeping an eye on Katia yet?
http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #85 on: August 31, 2011, 06:35:21 PM »
Is anyone keeping an eye on Katia yet?
http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic

Yes...I have the Hurricane Tracker app on my iphone. I am checking twice a day.

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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #86 on: August 31, 2011, 06:35:58 PM »
Is anyone keeping an eye on Katia yet?
http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic

Katia probably won't be a problem, most models show a trough along the east coast kicking the storm out to sea. Of course it's a week out and things could change. What more people may need to watch is what's moving into the gulf, but at least Texas and Louisiana may get some rain out of it.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #87 on: August 31, 2011, 06:44:21 PM »
Is anyone keeping an eye on Katia yet?
http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic
I went to college with a girl named Katia.  She pronounced it "Ka-tee-ah"
I've heard Kah-tee-uh on the news, and also Kat-chya.  Kat-chya seems to be preferred.

Katia probably won't be a problem, most models show a trough along the east coast kicking the storm out to sea.
Of course they don't mention that on the news, or else there is really no story.
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #88 on: August 31, 2011, 06:48:06 PM »
Katia probably won't be a problem, most models show a trough along the east coast kicking the storm out to sea.
Of course they don't mention that on the news, or else there is really no story.

Exactly... Must have suspense
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Re: Irene's fury
« Reply #89 on: August 31, 2011, 07:10:48 PM »
Furious Nature.  Insurance companies are tracking it.