Irma comes for a visit

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby ed » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:31 am

I did that. Couldnt move it away because there were some innocent kittehs and puppies and ponys in the path so I manned up and took the brunt though I did cause it to downgrade in order to protect my loved ones.
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Fid » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Raining like cow a pissin on a flat rock, wind gusting like 50 mph. Power went off about two hours ago and I don't expect it to be restored before at least tomorrow.
On the other hand I got food, liquor, water, a gas stove, kerosene lamps, lot of good books, and a roomie that wants to play chess.

So all in all I'm ok. :)
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Witness » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:17 am

Fid wrote:On the other hand I got food, liquor, water, a gas stove, kerosene lamps, lot of good books, and a roomie that wants to play chess.
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Pyrrho » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:10 pm

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby gnome » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:20 pm

No real damage, but on second day after with no power. Not fun, but could have been a lot worse.
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Rob Lister » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:29 pm

Will your power company reimburse you for your lost food? Years ago we lost power for about a week. We got a $XXX credit on our bill, no questions asked. I don't remember the exact amount but it wasn't trivial. They just did it.

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby gnome » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:37 pm

I hadn't asked--that's an interesting one. I wouldn't think of it as their responsibility, but if it's in our agreement somewhere or if they offered it as customer goodwill I certainly wouldn't turn it down.
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Pyrrho » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:49 pm

BREAKING NEWS: THIS JUST IN
http://www.cleveland.com/weather/blog/i ... could.html

Hurricane Irma remnants could impact Northeast Ohio by Wednesday, but exact track still unclear, says National Weather Service

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With Hurricane Irma currently thrashing south Florida with 120 mph winds as a Category 3 storm, many Northeast Ohioans are beginning to wonder about potential impacts to Ohio. Worries are rising since a few notable tropical cyclone remnants in the past have inflicted widespread damage due to flooding rains, and caused a few fatalities locally, including Katrina in 2005 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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For now, the forecast shows a 30 percent chance of light showers Tuesday night, a 30 percent chance for scattered storms Wednesday, and a 40 percent chance for more thunderstorms Thursday.


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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Witness » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:49 am

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:50 pm

Situation getting dire. Cleveland refugees are heading for shelter in neighborhood taverns.

http://www.cleveland.com/weather/blog/i ... _impa.html

Hurricane Irma remnants on track to hit Northeast Ohio Wednesday, Thursday with scattered thunderstorms

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The real action begins Thursday as the low pushes closer, making the atmosphere increasingly conducive to forming stronger thunderstorms -- chances of showers jump to 50 percent Thursday morning and afternoon, then dwindle after 3 p.m. Although chances are higher for Thursday, indicating a higher coverage of storms, there is "concern that the coverage of the showers/thunderstorms that develop on Thursday will end up being slightly less than current expectations," Mullen added.

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:37 pm

Well, this is apparently some portion of Irma's petticoats, right over my house. I think I can see the image of ed in it.

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Grammatron » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:54 pm

Why did ed push it in your direction. Does he hate your ditch?
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Witness » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:55 pm

↑ ed is everywhere! :roll:




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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Pyrrho » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 pm

Grammatron wrote:Why did ed push it in your direction. Does he hate your ditch?

ed works in mysterious ways.
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Boss Paul » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:39 am

Pyrrho wrote:Well, this is apparently some portion of Irma's petticoats, right over my house. I think I can see the image of ed in it.

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All I see is there's no rain!

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Fid » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Big fan drying out the basement (not as bad as I expected) check. Re-supplying liquor. Check. Re-supplying food. Check. Look for a new roomie that did'nt actually study chess . Bastage.
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby sparks » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:21 pm

gnome wrote:I hadn't asked--that's an interesting one. I wouldn't think of it as their responsibility, but if it's in our agreement somewhere or if they offered it as customer goodwill I certainly wouldn't turn it down.


Amazing. Yet, it's up to the customer to look after him/herself and provide backup power to the deep freeze.
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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Witness » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:28 am

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Re: Irma comes for a visit

Postby Fid » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:33 am

My tropical storm had a much bigger pecker.
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