Posted October 28, 2012 - 03:39 PM
Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:09 PM
Actually we had two strong storms last year. Irene and Lee and then another one many years, that I can't quite remember. The biggest one was Agnes back near the 70's that caused some serious damage to everything. But your right a hurricane like this is very uncommon. My area just got hit by a tornado last weekend and now this. Not very good and we are still trying to clean up from the tornado. Stay safe out there guys. My one brother is on the fire department and he has been in full force these last few days and I'm sure he's gonna be very busy.
This has got to be the first time PA. was hit by a hurricane. The folks on the coast usually fill their bathtubs full before the storm hits.
Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:11 PM
Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:49 PM
Irene we were without power for 10 days roughly and it sucked. Much more prepared this time around.
Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:51 PM
Posted October 28, 2012 - 05:05 PM
Posted October 28, 2012 - 05:19 PM
Actually we had two strong storms last year. Irene and Lee
You're right JD, those storms last year were nasty and did a lot of damage. I lost one of my tractor buddies during those storms. It took almost a week to find his body after he was swept away, and all he was trying to do was help out a fellow neightbor. The waters last year washed out bridges, and numerous roads. Our town of Lititz and Manheim, the next town West of us, were pretty much stranded, as the water was so high, you couldn't get in or out of town. I work in the town of Elizabethtown, which is a 40 minute drive from my house. It took me 3 1/2 hours to get home that day of the initial storm down pour! I really don't want to go through all of that again.
Posted October 28, 2012 - 05:27 PM
The tornado did get a little bit but what it didn't get we got afterwards.
Posted October 28, 2012 - 05:54 PM
I also have 2 deep cycle batteries and 2 power inverters. I used them last year for Irene and they work great! This way I can have my coffee pot brewing and not have to run the generator all day long.
I don't fill the bath tub or buckets, even if I couldn't use the well pump (in the event the generator dies), I have a pool that is full right now. and if all else fails then I resort to the old pitcher pump for the well.
I just want to wish everybody in it's path "Good Luck" and please stay safe!
- johndeereelfman said thank you
Posted October 28, 2012 - 06:47 PM
Posted October 28, 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted October 28, 2012 - 07:01 PM
My folks are vacationing out East , right on the coast , and as of today have now bugged out for higher ground . They should be fine, where they are now has generators in place, plenty of water and supplies at hand for many, many days.
Edited by marlboro180, October 28, 2012 - 07:01 PM.
Posted October 28, 2012 - 07:11 PM
I also took down a standing deadwood tree on my neighbors property that was going for one of my sheds. Taking the tree down turned into a MAJOR head ache! We eventually got it down, but not cut up. He has probably 7 more trees he wants to take down. I think one or two of them are dead. The others I can burn next year.
Also, school is already canceled for tomorrow!
Posted October 28, 2012 - 08:45 PM
Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:09 PM
I'm surprised that with a storm predicted to be this bad the power companies aren't sending all their employees home to be with their families.
According to the NYC news stations, all civilization East of the Rocky Mountains will be dead by Wednesday. At least that's how they act about a wind/rain event nowadays. We used to weather this stuff without the "benefit" of any early warnings back when the weatherman's father was a little kid with a pinwheel.
Judging by the sounds of generators being tested in our neighborhood this afternoon people are damned tired of having no power for days at a time. Seeing my house the only one lit up storm after storm day after dark day must have finally rang a bell... Proves with enough time and discomfort people CAN learn!
On top of everything else, Hawaii has a "Tsunami Warning"? Mother Nature certainly has a sense of humor.
Here winds are supposed to be out of the NNE and ENE for this "event". FINALLY other neighbors will get MY leaves.