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    Even up here in Massachusetts, we were affected.

    The storm center tracked about 50 miles west of me so we were on the side with the most wind.
    Lots of trees, limbs and power lines damaged. I have a fair amount of cleanup to do, but not overwhelming. Our power went out last night for fifteen minutes or so. Our phone, cable and Wi-Fi are still out. It's amazing how much you depend on these in today's world.

    Hope all is well with everyone else.

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    I'm glad you and your family are OK.
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    Good to hear you made it through relatively unscathed.

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    Seems it took a harder turn than expected. Lots of damage.
    My heart goes out to those who were hard-hit.
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    I just read that they believe that at least 8 people have died during the storm. One when their car was overtaken by flooding, three by falling trees, one by a falling branch and one was inside their home when a tree crushed it. I'm not sure about the others.

    Mankind is so proud of our weaponry but compared to Mother Nature we're not even a fart in a mild breeze.
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    It’s unfortunate that on occasion that Mother Nature show us her dark side. I’m glad you are safe Pete. I condolences to those family harshly effected.
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    Yes yes. Glad your ok Pete. And my heart goes out to all who had to deal with it.
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    Glad you and family are safe. It’s frightening when the weather turns on you. All you can do is shelter, be thankful if you escape injury and significant damage and come together with those who need help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    ....Mankind is so proud of our weaponry but compared to Mother Nature we're not even a fart in a mild breeze.
    Go surfing once when it's even kind of big and you learn that quickly.

    Glad you're okay. Not to diminish anything or anyone but living in Florida you see so many hurricanes we get numb. I should post some pictures I took from Andrew. I did relief work in south Florida after that. It really puts it in perspective. I cried myself to sleep a few nights the deviation was so overwhelming. A couple of months in we were sitting in traffic and I looked over at a car next to us and saw "that look" on a guy's face instantly I said, "you just got here didn't you?" You'd have to see it to believe it. There is just no describing that kind of destruction. Isias or whatever was a tropical storm which means gusts of 71 mph or less. Imagine sustained winds of 200 mph. When we got there there was no power for 2 weeks. Running water, where available, had to be boiled for a month. Not a single tree had a leaf on it. There were no traffic lights. The streets were so covered by debris they looked like they were unpaved. I met people who couldn't find their neighborhood much less their house because not only did the landmarks get blown away but so did ALL the street signs. Several people told me that they were saying goodbye to each other because they were convinced it was the end for them.
    I wasn't there for the storm itself but I have personally been through at least 3 category 3 storms...a couple were bordering on cat 4. It's easy to dismiss the difference but 140 mph winds as opposed to 160 mph is starting to become incremental.

    Again...not dismissing just saying, count your blessings. It could ALWAYS be worse. Glad you made it through okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Go surfing once when it's even kind of big and you learn that quickly.

    Glad you're okay. Not to diminish anything or anyone but living in Florida you see so many hurricanes we get numb. I should post some pictures I took from Andrew. I did relief work in south Florida after that. It really puts it in perspective. I cried myself to sleep a few nights the deviation was so overwhelming. A couple of months in we were sitting in traffic and I looked over at a car next to us and saw "that look" on a guy's face instantly I said, "you just got here didn't you?" You'd have to see it to believe it. There is just no describing that kind of destruction. Isias or whatever was a tropical storm which means gusts of 71 mph or less. Imagine sustained winds of 200 mph. When we got there there was no power for 2 weeks. Running water, where available, had to be boiled for a month. Not a single tree had a leaf on it. There were no traffic lights. The streets were so covered by debris they looked like they were unpaved. I met people who couldn't find their neighborhood much less their house because not only did the landmarks get blown away but so did ALL the street signs. Several people told me that they were saying goodbye to each other because they were convinced it was the end for them.
    I wasn't there for the storm itself but I have personally been through at least 3 category 3 storms...a couple were bordering on cat 4. It's easy to dismiss the difference but 140 mph winds as opposed to 160 mph is starting to become incremental.

    Again...not dismissing just saying, count your blessings. It could ALWAYS be worse. Glad you made it through okay.

    About 'Counting Blessings'--I do as we don't have the hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes etc that so many suffer through.

    I guess that's why my deceased father used to say; "We Live In God's Country".

    With that said, When Mount Rainier decides to reawaken and kill thousands due to the close proximity of the human populations that will be devastating.

    Or when Yellowstone's Caldera decides to erupt than it's quite possible that not only will the Northwest area of the USA will be devastated, but perhaps the rest of the USA and the word beyond.

    Until then I'll have a 'Nice Day' and not worry about the possibilities of extreme natural disasters.

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    Our house is as Neil left it- an Aladdin’s cave of 'stuff'.

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