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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Nancy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:29 pm

Ventured out today to go to a Dr appointment. Everything around here was fine, but up where I used to live there were no working traffic lights, which were interesting, to say the least. Some intersections were manned by National Guard and State Police, some were good luck turning left. :? The saddest was seeing all the downed trees, some still leaning on wires. Near my old house one road still had trees across it, and I was just able to squeak by. I cannot believe my Mom's house came through without having one of the many old oak trees come crashing down on it. None of them fell. Must have been the direction of the wind, that's all I can think of.

SW, that's some video. I've never seen a vehicle maneuver such deep water before. Incredible. So are you back at your place? how are the folks at the Holiday Inn? Something was said on our news about people starting to rescue folks in NJ that were trapped because of flooding. Hope they get rescued.
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby SheWolf » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:55 pm

They got the people out of the Holiday Inn & the HoJo nearby. The power station that serves the one of the towns near me was under water during the storm. Lord only knows when that town will have power back. The immediate problem by me now is that part of the main highway collapsed and they are diverting 4 lanes of traffic onto a 1 lane road which is backing up all over the place. It just took me 45 minutes to 6 miles and for almost 20 of those minutes we didn't budge an inch because a large Coca Cola truck decided he was in the wrong lane when he got to the light, attempted to switch and then got wedged between 2 lanes that he couldn't maneuver out of. There isn't enough wine for the tension I feel. On the bright side, the NYC bus is running and I am the now the last stop on the line (the rest of the stops are under water) so if I want to chance it and sit on a bus for, potentially, hours to get to NYC I at least have some escape from this hell hole. :drinkers: :drinkers: :drinkers: :drinkers: :drinkers: :partyman: :partyman:
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Nancy » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:33 pm

During the floods we had a year ago last spring, part of the road I use to get to rt 95 washed away. It was a real party trying to get to a main interstate artery without the access road to get me there, so I know your frustration. :bang:
Yay Coke truck! Good move! :lyre: Today I was leaving the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru window, and a car came barreling around the corner toward me. :shock: Luckily the idiot saw her mistake before taking me out. Geesh! Wish the hurricane washed the stupidity away, but nooooo. :roll:
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby LauraK » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:36 am

No kidding, Nancy!

Wow, I've never seen anything like that video, SW! I looked on Google and there doesn't seem to be water around Manville- are they in a deep valley? I couldn't believe how deep the water was in spots- more than halfway up houses! :(

Sorry for all the traffic hell you're having to endure. :mad:
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby mockingbird » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:51 am

:hug: :partyman: :goodman: I hope things are back to normal soon.
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby SheWolf » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:03 pm

It's pretty much back to normal now as far as things that directly effect me & flooded areas nearby are supposed to be below flood stage by tomorrow evening. I can't believe that the mall that was under water is re-opening today, that's a fast turn around. I guess they were desperate for the last back to school shopping rush. Obama's coming to survey the damage tomorrow.

Oh & BTW I did take the bus to NYC the other day and much to my pleasant surprise it didn't take hours we got there in 30 minutes, an all time record. Go figure.
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Nancy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:29 am

Glad things are getting back to normal, SW.

My town got complete power today. Whew! So glad it wasn't winter. :D
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby SheWolf » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:35 pm

Good deal. I wonder if SA got power back. I was also thinking that it was a good thing it wasn't winter when people lost their power, or the middle of a heat wave.
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Nancy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:51 pm

I know, right? Other than the stupid hurricane, we've really had a pretty mild summer.
Except for the day in July when I buried my Mom (107degrees!), it really hasn't been unbearably hot. Although, this is the first time I've had a/c in the living room. :roll: It sure is nice. :D
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby SheWolf » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:48 pm

I put the A/C on today too because I seem to be having hot flashes and I'm baking cupcakes and the oven really warms the place up.
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Nancy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:40 pm

Now we have to gear up for the remnants of soaking wet Lee, and possibly a renewed-strength Katia? :shock:
I don't wanna play anymore. :hrmpf:
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Faith » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:08 am

So today was my first experience with how drastic the weather can change here in Colorado. Two days ago the high was 80. Today the high was 30 and it snowed about 6-8 inches. The snow started around 9:30 last night and stopped around 5pm.

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My poor car experienced a bit of culture shock as well. It's never seen that much snow before in its life! :lol:
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Nancy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:38 am

Oh Faith, I forgot you were in Colorado now. It is quite a shock.
We're due to get some tomorrow night. And it's only October! Nooooooooo!
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby Faith » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:45 am

Yeah, apparently its kind of early for this much snow. But it didn't really faze anyone around here, they're pretty much used to it. If this would have happened in TX, the whole city would have shut down and people would have freaked out. Here it was just business as usual.
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Re: Look Through Any Window (The Weather Thread)

Postby LauraK » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:44 pm

That looks like good snowman snow! :)

I hope it's not a preview of things to come....
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