Power, Trees, Snow

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We were planning to sleep on the couches in the living room last night because that was the only warm area of the house. Just as we were starting to get ready for bed, though, the power came back on. So we changed our plans, turned off the generator, shut the side dampers on the fireplace insert, and got ready for bed.

There are still quite a few people that don’t have power back. The wind storm apparently damaged the power lines in a lot of different areas. There are a lot of insurance claims for damage to shingles on houses and trees falling on cars. In other parts of the state, there were two fatalities. One person died when a tree fell on her house and another from a tree crushing a car as it was going down a road.

Saw utility trucks and crews from North Carolina and Mississippi. We certainly appreciate the help!

We lost seven pines from the wind. Several of them were at least 30 years old.

The snow held off until evening today. We ended up getting less than 1/2 inch.

I’d say I was ready for Spring, but the way the weather has been going, it’ll not surprise me if we have a very active season of storms when it gets here. The most recent tornado, a couple of weeks ago, touched down less than five miles from here after the storm cell had gone by here. It dumped more rain in a very short period of time than I have seen in a very long time.

Crazy weather, this year.

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  • Catherine L Jan 31, 2008

    It sounds like you're having a bad time Mike. And how awful that someone was killed.

    We have freakier weather over here now and have had lots of flooding in recent years. But we don't get the terrible hurricanes and tornadoes that you get over there.

  • Beth Ellen Feb 1, 2008

    Wow, the weather is very active there. We have had more snow this season than any other in my 6 years here in Wisconsin.

  • teeni Feb 1, 2008

    Wow – I'm glad you got your power back on but sorry about the pines that you lost. Yes, I am definitely ready for spring. I worry about my family and friends (blogging buddies included) whenever there is wild weather afloat. That tornado was a close call for you. Yikes!

  • Rose Feb 2, 2008

    Geez that is terrible. Here where I live winds were so bad that a transport truck flipped over on the bay bridge and the wind left roughly 90,000 Hydro One customers without power here in Ontario.

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