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Old 09-16-2008, 02:26 AM   #31
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I'm so glad to hear everyone here made it through Ike intact! What a storm! I just got back from getting my mom and her 9 cats and 2 dogs from Houston. Still no power there and they are saying to be prepared for it to take up to a month to fully restore power. Still, that's nothing compared to all the families who lost everything and I'm really grateful.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:27 AM   #32
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I'm glad you made it through ok Katie (and middie). I hope none of our other members had any problems from this. Pacanis is actually in Pennsylvania, but he is close to the Ohio border.

We're fortunate we haven't run into any bad weather in our travels. We have had a little rain, but not too much.

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Old 09-16-2008, 07:01 AM   #33
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Must be very scary over there when a hurricane passes!
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:23 AM   #34
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glad to hear you are okay Katie as well as the kitty. Are all your house kitties okay too?

Apparently Columbus Ohio received hurricane 1 level winds. I think I only received about 45-50 mph peak gusts down here. I have two families, between here and Columbus coming today to shower and put food in our freezers, they do not expect power to be restored until this weekend.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:18 AM   #35
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Glad everyone is OK. Keep your chins up.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #36
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I know in Ashtabula they had gusts of 73 m.p.h.
That's crazy
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:32 AM   #37
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Judging from the size of the limbs I just picked up and relocated from my yard, I think it only got up around 50 here, too.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:48 AM   #38
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Where is she? I thought she lived in Kentucky.


We just got lots of rain and high winds. Never even lost power here. Thankfully, it went more east than originally predicted, so, we didn't get the main part of the storms.
i bet the person in the east is not saying that. LOL.

Hey Bsgirl, is there any humanitarian projects going on in our area for this? let me know so i can help. thanx..
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:15 PM   #39
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I'm in Ohio also. Our power went out about 7 pm Sunday and it is still out. They're telling us it won't be back on until MAYBE Friday! The problem is they sent a bunch of our guys to Texas to help them out and now they're not here to fix things. They have been called back though, because this was such a freak thing that they didn't expect. The people across the street from us had half their tree come down on the corner of their house and right down the middle of their car. I think it's totaled.
My uncle brought over his generator for us to use. I've got a chest freezer and two refrigerators that I was so afraid of losing the contents. He was a godsend! The only good thing is the weather has been pleasant 65-68 degrees.
JoeV lives down the street from me but all his lines are underground so I'm not sure if he has lost power or not.

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:00 PM   #40
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I'm in Ohio also. Our power went out about 7 pm Sunday and it is still out. They're telling us it won't be back on until MAYBE Friday! The problem is they sent a bunch of our guys to Texas to help them out and now they're not here to fix things. They have been called back though, because this was such a freak thing that they didn't expect. The people across the street from us had half their tree come down on the corner of their house and right down the middle of their car. I think it's totaled.
My uncle brought over his generator for us to use. I've got a chest freezer and two refrigerators that I was so afraid of losing the contents. He was a godsend! The only good thing is the weather has been pleasant 65-68 degrees.
JoeV lives down the street from me but all his lines are underground so I'm not sure if he has lost power or not.

Barb
Our lights flickered a few times, but not enough to even disrupt the 275 digital clocks in this house (it just SEEMS like there's that many). I saw and heard the generator at your house when I drove by, so I knew you'd be fine. I have my 6250 Watt generator at one of your neighbor's house on loan. They have three small children, so I asked if they wanted to borrow it until the power comes back. They were thrilled to take my offer. Delivered it and got it running for them so their fridge, freezer and sump pump could be connected. They have not opened their chest freeer since the power went out, which was the smart thing to do.

I have several customers w/o power in your development, and some of them actually moved into motels until the power comes back. It's weird listening to all the generators as I drive down Ohio St. Glad you're OK. If you need anything you know where I live.

I'm so busy this week I don't have any time to bake bread! That stinks. I'm supposed to be semi-retired...

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