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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:02 pm

The Logan wrote:pills up on I-80


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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:04 pm

Send wekse some love, poor Nashville
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Postby wekse » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:58 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:Send wekse some love, poor Nashville


Thanks man, my poor neighborhood was largely destroyed. I'm very fortunate that my house was unscathed, as I live about a 1/4 north of the path it took through East Nashville. Many of my friends, neighbors, and local haunts weren't so lucky. Thankfully, we are very resilient and the community is already stepping up in a big way to get everyone through this. Thanks for thinking of us. <3

If anyone would like to donate to help with the recovery efforts you can go to https://www.cfmt.org/story/middle-tenne ... onse-fund/ to make a donation.
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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:00 am

One of the things that will make me feel normal during this decidedly not normal time is complaining about the weather.

80 degrees and in shorts and a tshirt on Tuesday. 2 days later I’m in my thickest winter jacket with gloves and a hat. Just another wonderful Chicago spring.
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Postby NOLA » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:29 am

This has been one of the nicest Springs in memory here, at a perfect time. If the weather was horsefeathers this would have been much worse.
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Postby Brian707 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:12 pm

What else could go wrong this year?

Winds up to 100mph this afternoon
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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:54 pm

Apparently a huge chunk of Iowa is out of power. Not looking forward to spending a large chunk of time without electricity tonight.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:42 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Apparently a huge chunk of Iowa is out of power. Not looking forward to spending a large chunk of time without electricity tonight.

The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area took a massive hit. I’d be shocked if parts of CR get power back this week.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:24 am

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UMFan83 wrote:Apparently a huge chunk of Iowa is out of power. Not looking forward to spending a large chunk of time without electricity tonight.

The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area took a massive hit. I’d be shocked if parts of CR get power back this week.


My prediction was correct....we lost power at 4:15 this afternoon, still not back up 5 hours later. I have a huge presentation tomorrow that I cant really prepare for...this sucks.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:30 am

Power out here and after much work have a generator up and running
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Postby Thurman Merman » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:37 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Apparently a huge chunk of Iowa is out of power. Not looking forward to spending a large chunk of time without electricity tonight.

The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area took a massive hit. I’d be shocked if parts of CR get power back this week.


My prediction was correct....we lost power at 4:15 this afternoon, still not back up 5 hours later. I have a huge presentation tomorrow that I cant really prepare for...this sucks.

The good news is it came back on at 1 am, at which point all the lights and TV came back on. Simultaneously pissed and super happy.
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:59 pm

Thurman Merman wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:The Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area took a massive hit. I’d be shocked if parts of CR get power back this week.


My prediction was correct....we lost power at 4:15 this afternoon, still not back up 5 hours later. I have a huge presentation tomorrow that I cant really prepare for...this sucks.

The good news is it came back on at 1 am, at which point all the lights and TV came back on. Simultaneously pissed and super happy.


Entering hour 16, still no power. All food spoiled. Horrible nights sleep. Could be worse but this sucks. Everyone else in my neighborhood has power except for my row of about 10 houses. Since it’s a low number, it’s probably very low priority for them to fix.

Edit: Now being told the estimated time to restore power is 3pm on Saturday. SATURDAY. It's currently Tuesday!
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Postby bakester » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:09 pm

The power has been out since about 11AM yesterday here in Ames. I get an email this morning at about 6:30 from Alliant telling me my power should be restored by 2 PM yesterday. wtf

Alliant Energy wrote:
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We have more information about the outage at ****. Based on current information, we estimate your power will be restored by Aug 10 2020 02:00 PM.

This estimate may change based on conditions our crews experience. If this happens, we will provide you with an updated restoration time.
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Postby Tim » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:25 pm

NWS confirmed a tornado in Rogers Park.

https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/nat ... out-power/
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Postby The Logan » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:35 pm

Didn't lose power, But apparently The block across the street did.
there was definitely a down tree on a power line on that block. but the neighborhood had lots of downed and uprooted trees, but I don't have internet yet. RCN said they have someone working on it right now, but I've been without internet since 5:00 p.m., which kind of sucks since I need the internet to do literally anything with my work. Oh well. Lots of crazy damage though done in such a short burst of time.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:42 pm

this was one reason I loved living in MPLS; years ago after too many snow/ice storms wreaked havoc on the electrical power lines there they began to bury them. The only way we lost power was if a transfer station got struct by lightening
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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:12 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:this was one reason I loved living in MPLS; years ago after too many snow/ice storms wreaked havoc on the electrical power lines there they began to bury them. The only way we lost power was if a transfer station got struct by lightening


They do that in large sections of Chicago. I lived in Lakeview for 10 years and I did not lose power for even 1 minute the entire time
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:59 pm

Finally got juice at my house 25 hours after it went out. Spent the day helping friends around Cedar Rapids, and holy horsefeathers did they get hammered. The whole city is a bigger mess than normal.

It reminded me of 30 Rock. “In other global warming news, a tornado hit downtown Detroit putting out several fires.”
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Postby stitchface » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:10 pm

Smoke as weather sucks but it beats your neighborhood being of fire.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:00 pm

Why does 2020 always have something new up its sleeve?

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Postby NOLA » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:30 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Why does 2020 always have something new up its sleeve?


Oh yeah, that looks very...interesting. horsefeathers.
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Postby NOLA » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:17 pm

Gallows humor down here.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:59 pm

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/hurricane-l ... 1844852278

Gulf Coast residents are waking up to a nightmare on Wednesday. Hurricane Laura has ballooned in size and strength, becoming the Atlantic’s first major hurricane of the season. The storm is forecast to keep intensifying up until landfall and is poised to be a massively destructive Category 4.

Laura underwent a phase of rapid intensification over the past 24 hours. After strafing Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean, the storm emerged over the Gulf of Mexico’s abnormally warm waters and began to ramp up. Over that period, wind speeds have risen from 70 mph (strong tropical storm strength) to at least 115 mph, making Laura a major Category 3 hurricane. Rapid intensification occurs when a storm’s wind speeds increase at least 35 mph in a 24-hour period, and Hurricane Laura has done that and then some.

But the storm isn’t done yet. Warm waters will continue to feed the storm with the moisture it needs to keep building up. The National Hurricane Center now predicts Laura will be a Category 4 storm at landfall late on Wednesday or early on Thursday with winds of roughly 130 mph. Storm surge forecasts are also up. Some areas on the Texas-Louisiana coast are expecting to see up to 15 feet of surge depending on when the storm arrives, since high tide can influence how high the water gets (as does sea level rise).

Evacuations are already underway in the area, but if you live there and need a little extra incentive to find a way out, here’s how the NHC refers to Category 4 damage:

"Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months."


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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:48 pm

Longtime residents here in Tampa keep assuring me that, "oh they always miss us", but I have a gut feeling one or two of these storms this season will completely hammer us. I lived in Boca after I moved from IL from 95-98 and was fortunate enough to not experience one, but I'm pretty worried that luck is going to run out. The storms have been daily occurrences this month and gaining intensity. I need to get a generator asap. We have stocked up on water but who knows when enough is enough. I've never put together a hurricane kit. I have some catching up to do.
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