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Old 06-25-2012, 07:34 AM   #31
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Yep, Claire. For many years Buck and I enjoyed the sport of kayaking and whitewater canoeing and one thing that has to be learned and understood...water ALWAYS wins. We had a healthy respect for the beauty and the power of water.
Yeah, one thing that most people don't get is don't fool with Mother Nature, you'll lose every time. If warnings tell you to stay home, or to evacuate, then do so unless you're emergency first responders. You may think you're being brave and strong when you get the warning that your house or car and life itself is endangered, but what your are doing is ending the life of someone who has to rescue you.

If the beach has a sign saying there are riptides, lightning threats, or sharks, stay he he** out of the water. If you can evacuate when there is an order out, do it (I do understand some handicapped people can't just up and move). If the siren says go the the basement and you have one, go there, or go to an interior room. Oh, here's a good one: I used to have a swimming pool in Florida. After living there a few years I learned how close a lightning storm was. Two separate times I told everyone to get out of the pool and into the house. One time there was no problem (although a tussle with teenagers who refused), but one time all of a sudden lightning struck near my house and my phones all fried. "duh, Claire, I guess you know what you're talking about."

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:15 AM   #32
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Skittle, I have been following the story of Duluth on the news. But your pictorial story speaks volumes. My heart goes out to the folks there. thank you so much for the pictures. I just hope you didn't place yourself in any danger. Just keep your family safe and healthy. Prayers are on the way.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #33
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OMGoodness Skittle!....I've been serving as cook at a monastery for the past week, no TV, no news.....this is just awful to hear! Hope you and your family, loved ones stay safe, and that the town recovers well.

Your photos are great! Good luck to you all.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:26 AM   #34
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Skittle, just wanted to let you know that your family and all of Duluth are still in our thoughts and prayers. I too have been following it on the news but when someone is so close to the situation you get so much more - through their pictures and words. Thank you for sharing.

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