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    We got hammered

    in some areas it looked like Katrina war zone. I still have no power at home. although 2 blocks away they have power.
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    what happened dave???
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    Saw the pics that Bill posted on FB. Looks like it made a mess of things. Hope you get power back soon and glad you're ok.
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    I read about the storm and thought about you guys. Hope they get power back soon.
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    My son Jake was cough out in it and was coming home through the neighborhood and saw a tree coming at him and swerved and the tree landed in the bed of his pick up. Beat the side up a bit. Scared the chit out of him.
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    I saw some video and pics as well. Glad it was just the truck Dave!
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    He acted all tough like he had anything to do with it lol, he did learn how to drive from the old man and so far is the only boy out of the 3 to have avoided and accident. I very comfortable with him taking on responsibilities which means doing things he has not done before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    what happened dave???
    Larry,

    Doorlink's mother asked the same thing. A score of people dead, tree million with no power, in the middle of a record heat wave, the capitol brought to a standstill, and she said "Oh, did something happen, Dear? I hadn't heard!"

    Long story short, a line of thunderstorms developed in Iowa, grew in strength as they crossed Illinois, and was a full fledged weather event by the time they hit Indiana. Hurricane force winds along a two hundred mile wide line, they rolled over Ohio and West Virginia, and gathered force as they came over the mountains, heading straight for Baltimore, DC, and Virginia. Biggest non-hurricane weather event ever to hit the Atlantic coast. It was incredible going through: lightning, winds, the huge sycamore in our back yard exploded. The sky, lit by constant lightning, turned that strange shade of dark green I've only previously seen in tornadoes.

    Days later, most are still without power. It's hard to drive, since many traffic lights are still out. Cell phone service is spotty at best, since so many towers are down. It's tough finding open stores and gas stations. Just finding an auto parts store was an adventure today...

    It reminds me most of being in a southern city, after a major hurricane went through...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    I live in central WV and we have been without power and phone service since that storm passed through. Have to drive 100 miles to get gas, then wait in line for two hours. There isn't any stores or gas stations working in the county I live in. Some stores will let you in with flashlights and pay cash for what you get. Don't have any idea when power and phone service will be restored, they haven't even been out this way looking at the damage, I'm guessing it will be weeks. My generator won't run an AC or my shop tools. Hot and bored.
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    I've seen the coverage on TV. You folks got nailed pretty bad.
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