Storm Reports

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by ncnascarlady, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Because of Zeta ripping through, the power has been out since about 8:00 this morning after a few flickers. I of course did the only thing I could; I went back to sleep. Hubby had to take Mom to the doctor for a nerve block, so he had no idea about it until he called me on the way home.

    So far there hasn't been any damage here other than a few dead branches coming down. The power will be out for who knows how long. The town substation is down, putting us at the mercy of Duke Energy for the repairs. Add to that the number of trees that have come down, taking power lines with them and it could be days. :rolleyes:

    I'll check in as I can, but in the meantime, I'm going back to sleep...
     
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  2. Jim Rau

    Jim Rau G&G Evangelist

    About 36 hours of a slow rain here in NW Bama. 2.10 inches from Zeta, which puts us at 80+ inches for the year!:)
     
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  3. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    first thing I do when the power goes out is take a hot shower.
     
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  4. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    whipping wind-limbs-twigs-some rain sideways-leaves stripping-flower pots blown around-roof covered debris-flag flapping :) Power out :) gutters filled :)


    Nothing serious :)
     
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  5. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Well, this hurricane season has roared through the list of names, and now the Greek Alphabet. How will the next ones be named?
    Luckily the vast majority were farts in the wind never hitting land.
    Hurricane season ends in November, so not long to go. But nothing says we can't still have some unseasonable storms.
     
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  6. Still no power here, but according to town hall they're getting parts back up and running as quickly as they can. Since a tree took lines down just up the street, we're probably going to be out until tomorrow.

    Hurricane season runs through the end of November. I've got a feeling there're going to be at least 2 more storms heading our way.
     
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  7. mdj696

    mdj696 G&G Evangelist

    Heavy wind and heavy heavy rain. Filled up my rain guage.
     
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  8. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Yep, been more Gulf storms this year too. You couldn't pay me enough to live in La. or east Texas Gulf Coast.
     
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  9. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Power still out :). Unknown :)
     
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  10. graybeard

    graybeard G&G Evangelist

    Very little wind - just a couple inches of rain. Lights are on.
     
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  11. Sorry I haven't updated. Seems the power came back around 5:00, but I slept through it...lol When I finally woke up around 7:15, the lights were on.

    As for damage, there are a bunch of larger branches down around the yard, but no trees or structural damage to the house or cars. The bulk of the branches are from the elm that got burned when the FD burned the old workshop for us in March 2019. We weren't sure if it would make it but decided to give it a couple of years to see if it would recover. Part of it has, but not enough to save it. So when we finish the sweet gum, it's got to be taken down.

    What surprised (and kind of disappointed) me is the dead black gum didn't come down. I was really hoping it would so it would be easier to deal with. Heck, I'd have been thrilled if it snapped half way up and just the top came down. Oh well, guess ya can't have everything...lol
     
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  12. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    power retuned @3:30am. Very messy outside:)
    limb n twig reclamation day :)
     
  13. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    We got a whopper thunderstorm, last night, that lasted for about an hour. Our power stayed on, which is quite common for this local electric provider.
     
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  14. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

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    Sorry to hear of the damage and loss of power for you folks. Been spared up here myself with just rain the last 2 days. Gettin colder now through Sunday. Heart goes out to the many without power and all the damage in Louisiana. They did not need the latest hurricane for sure.
     
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  15. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    You be taking care over there Craig and ncnascarlady you are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay warm and well !
     
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  16. Jim Rau

    Jim Rau G&G Evangelist

    Ladies and gentlemen, if you do not say WHERE you are the info means nothing!!!;)
     
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  17. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    I doubt the National Weather Service will get through the whole Greek alphabet, Big Dog. Zeta is thought by those who have no Google Fu to be at the end of the Greek alphabet because it starts with the Latin letter Z. Zeta is in fact equivalent to the Latin F in its position in the alphabet.

    If you hear the NWS talking about Phi, Chi, and Psi, then you can start to fret. The final letter of the Greek alphabet is Omega. The National Weather Service has 18 Greek letters to get through before they need to start worrying about what to call the next storm!
     
  18. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Aha! I stand corrected. I thought it was strange we'd gone through it so quickly. Thanks.
     
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  19. Found out I'm among the lucky ones whose got power. There are about 50 homes on the eastern end of town and the tiny town that's just east still completely out.
    About 45 miles NW of Charlotte, NC.
     
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  20. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Charlotte 35.2271° N, 80.8431° W

    35.4737° N, 81.2545° W kinda/sorta
    my westward neighbor

    update :) hahaha I guessed closely :)

    35.3787° N, 81.3790° W
     

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