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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11805 on: September 14, 2017, 07:13:23 PM »
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11806 on: September 14, 2017, 09:47:55 PM »
Icarus was online today but didn't post so he's around.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11807 on: September 14, 2017, 09:53:44 PM »
Icarus was online today but didn't post so he's around.

Good news, but I guess he will still have problems.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11808 on: September 14, 2017, 09:59:40 PM »
Hello everyone. I am back, a little weary but safe and sound.

That damned hurricane hit me dead center after all the meandering that it had previously done. By
the time it got to me in central  Florida it had lost some of its strength. We got 115 MPH winds that wreaked havoc with trees, roofs, and mobile homes.  We were lucky because some of the Islands like Saint Martins got 180 steady and 215 in gusts.  Those places are nearly totally not even there anymore.

I had boarded up all my windows, reinforced doors, and removed everything that could move from my yard.  I took my 16 foot sailboat off the trailer, placed it on the ground and filled it with water.  We had been freezing plastic containers of water for several days.  The purpose was to keep a few perishables for a day or two. Electric power went off early in the storm.  Millions of residents were without electricity.  At my house, we managed the  night with handheld flashlights, candles,  and some solar powered landscape lights from our yard.

The electric utilities companies throughout the states have an arrangement that is enormously helpful. Nine thousand electrical linemen came from all over the nation to help put our grid back together.   

Sure enough the internet was down. It just came back this afternoon.  Electricity came back late yesterday afternoon.  Whew. We are all happy as a clam to have our air conditioners working again. That's not all. With electric hot water heaters there were cold showers for a few days.  Our electric kitchen range and microwave oven was useless so we used the small gas fired bar b que  to heat soup or whatever was at hand.

In the aftermath the sound of chain saws is driving me nuts. Thousands of trees are down all over town. Just down the street a large oak tree was uprooted and fell on the cab of a nearly new Ford F150.  It is a total loss. Even the wheels were bent.   I lost part of a large oak in my backyard. It fell on a concrete wall and damaged the wall.  We had only a few deaths locally.  One of them a seven year old little girl .  The single mom had a small  generator running inside the house. Carbon Monoxide from the engines exhaust is deadly. Almost everyone who could get their hands on a generator did so.  Almost everyone knows that it is not to be used indoors.  Unfortunately not that Mom who is recovering in the hospital.

Three days before the storm the supply of bottled water was gone, No way you could buy a sheet of plywood, Every generator in Florida was sold out. Gasoline was impossible to get except for a few stations where waiting lines would be a quarter mile long.  With all that and a lot more we did alright. We will live to see another day.

Thank you much for thinking about me during the dangerous weather event. 

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11809 on: September 14, 2017, 10:10:13 PM »
Icarus!  :hug:

Glad to see you're ok!

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We had only a few deaths locally.  One of them a seven year old little girl.  The single mom had a small  generator running inside the house. Carbon Monoxide from the engines exhaust is deadly. Almost everyone who could get their hands on a generator did so.  Almost everyone knows that it is not to be used indoors.  Unfortunately not that Mom who is recovering in the hospital.

That is so sad. :(
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11810 on: September 14, 2017, 10:15:35 PM »
Welcome back Icarus

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11811 on: September 14, 2017, 10:41:22 PM »
Glad you and yours are safe, Icarus.

So sad aoiut the little girl, that is such an easy thing to suffer without knowledge and when seeking just a crumb of comfort in such conditions.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11812 on: September 14, 2017, 10:55:58 PM »
Good to see you safe and sound Icarus.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11813 on: September 15, 2017, 12:21:56 AM »
Icarus!  :hug:

Glad to see you're ok!

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We had only a few deaths locally.  One of them a seven year old little girl.  The single mom had a small  generator running inside the house. Carbon Monoxide from the engines exhaust is deadly. Almost everyone who could get their hands on a generator did so.  Almost everyone knows that it is not to be used indoors.  Unfortunately not that Mom who is recovering in the hospital.

That is so sad. :(

Very sad indeed. I can't remember the last time I saw a generator that didn't have warning stickers all over it. Might've been an older one or maybe the mom wasn't paying attention. Hell, she might've been illiterate. Still stupid.

Glad you made it oiut alright Gene.
 

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11814 on: September 15, 2017, 12:31:04 AM »

In the aftermath the sound of chain saws is driving me nuts. Thousands of trees are down all over town. Just down the street a large oak tree was uprooted and fell on the cab of a nearly new Ford F150.  It is a total loss. Even the wheels were bent.

Not a great loss...  8)


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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11815 on: September 15, 2017, 12:07:38 PM »
I'm so glad that you are safe, Icarus
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11816 on: September 15, 2017, 12:58:20 PM »
Me too!
Icarus, I thought of you the whole storm, as I was being kept up-to-date by my family in FL the whole time. They fared well also. But your power was out for a lot longer.
We have some homes in our area who just this morning got power back on. Ugh.
Anyway, I'm happy you're ok and back with us!
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11817 on: September 15, 2017, 02:56:59 PM »
Welcome back to the E-world Icarus, and glad to hear all is well with you...my wife has a lot of friends in Florida, three in Tampa Bay area, one in Ft. Myers and two in Miami.

We were keeping close tabs on them as the hurricane hit, and fortunately were able to receive updates after even when they lost power to know they were okay.

I don't understand these portable generator deaths anymore than I do other accidental, but avoidable deaths like leaving infants, small children in cars.

We've all heard the dangers yet they continue to happen. During the winters here in Michigan we'll inevitably have a couple deaths each year. Last winter there were two or three incidents here in the Detroit area during blizzard related power outages.

I did a quick search online, and there were something like 700 deaths in the US between 2004 and 2014 due to portable generators.
I'm truly sorry, but I can't keep explaining this simple thing to you over and over again hoping that you'll finally understand something so simple and obvious.
I'm not the "Dumb-Ass Whisperer".

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11818 on: September 15, 2017, 09:43:42 PM »
Glad you made it thru the storm, Icarus.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #11819 on: September 15, 2017, 10:02:57 PM »
How does the sunshine state effect those wings, Icarus?