Hurricane Irene

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Although it just brushed us here in Wil, NC we still got lots of wind(hurricane force) and over 6 ins of rain. It took forever to get by us moving so slow. The back of the storm was actually the worse. My crepe myrtle canopies flipped like an umbrella does in a wind storm. I bet the coast has taken a beating for sure. Since it is such a large storm we started having bad weather yesterday around 5pm and all through the night wind and rain. Lost power around 5-515 am and just got it back on around 6pm. We were lucky. 2 doors down they still don't have power because futher down the power line a tree has snapped the line. Feel for those folks..tomorrow supposed to be 93 and humid. Anyone in it's path ...please heed the warnings and stay safe!

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You Too

We had similar conditions as you, weren't sure just how much west it was going to shift.

Power stayed on, but the emergency call sheet that our county posts on the web was chock full of pump detail for basements, wires down, accidents and stall-outs.

The worst was the flooding. In my valley here the mountains are around 1000' and steep up and down so you can imagine the flooding that took place. We didn't need the rumor that a dam upstream had broken, fortunately it was a rumor but the lake did breach the dam ... we were saturated before the hurricane/tropical storm! Don't think this town ever had evacuations like this as a decent-sized river does cut thru, but backup plans were in place by Friday.
*phew*

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Wow Redmink, stay safe and

Wow Redmink, stay safe and dry. We didn't flood although the northeast Cape Fear is supposed to crest on Tues. We won't have to worry though. Just saw on the Weather Channel where a covered bridge washed away in Vermont. How sad, and such a lovely landmark!

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Thanks

Yeh, NY's Catskills and Vermont, people are trapped, so it's helicopter rescue at your service. It's a shame to lose that bridge, they're so charming. One CVS pharmacy looked like a fleet of trucks drove thru it, empty shelves all twisted on top of each other. BUT everyone's spirits seem good and they're just taking one problem at a time!

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Power Back on here after 2 days

...in prov. RI. we were very lucky and onle had to use coolers fro refridgeration. Sorry for the folk that have sustained bad damage. What a mess, our neighbors roof shingles are all about the street.Stay safe ..here comes Katia :(

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So happy to hear you all are

So happy to hear you all are safe and sound!

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Sending the next TS Katia over to you Colin...

Over here in New England we dread Nor'Easters. What do you call a powerful Atlantic storm?

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Breezy ;)

Breezy ;)

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Thanks a lot

We got what was the remains of Katia. On the Friday I picked dahlias for Mum's grave and a great picking of stick beans for both us and my daughter. On Saturday the 4 rows of stick beans were at ground level and just don't ask about the dahlias.
You really should not give such things away but keep them to yourselves.

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