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Old 09-17-2008, 01:47 PM   #41
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Yeah!! We've finally got our power back!! Fortunately we never opened our chest freezer either, we also put a big blanket over it. The refrigerators in the house and garage were only opened minimally. The freezers not at all. I also put a cooler with ice in the garage for juices, milk, beer and pop so we wouldn't constantly be opening the frig. It's really hard to cook though by candle light. lol
I just hope it stays on now.

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Old 09-17-2008, 02:21 PM   #42
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My father stopped out today and said there were still 1000 customers in Erie without electric. We get our share of wind and ice storms up here, but I don't recall a huricane still being that strong by the time it gets this far north. Usually it just rains non-stop for a day.
Give us this day our daily bacon.
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Old 09-17-2008, 02:32 PM   #43
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Its amazing to me that this storm got up to the midwest so fast and was still so strong!!
I mean, really, a hurricaine in Michigan? Ohio?
Nothing like that ever gets here.... they just stop our weather in time for a few days til they move out.
Glad everyone is on the mend.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:00 PM   #44
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Still over 1,000 in the Cleveland area without power. Most should be restored by tomorrow, but in some cases not until Sunday. Some schools are still closed too.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #45
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We got some big hits in southern Illinois before it ever got to you all back east.
We get by with a little help from our friends
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