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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 01:41 AM

wow what a storm we just had, i usually like to sit on the deck and watch the lighting but this was front row seats, the lighting strikes blinded you when they hit , hundreds of strikes per minute, saw the two houses 150 yards away take direct hits more than once,i will find out tomorrow what we lost but my son had the insight to unplugg all the tvs, computers,microwaves and anything that had a plug, we had a few blinding flashes in the house, probably lighting strikes, we lost lots of trees the rain was so bad you could not see 5 feet, our basment flooded in a matter of minutes, and no my son had not unplugged the sump pumps, we have 3, never had a drop of water in the basement since we built the house in 1996, now i have to run out at 630 in the morning to get some air movers and a large wet vac at home depot before everone else, but this is all my falt, a few days ago i had posted an ad here complaning about the cost of watering the garden, some times you have to think god has a warpped sence of humor, as i am typing this its starting to lighting again and rain, its probably going to be a sleepless night, but i am sure others had a worst time then me, as i am sure we had some tornados touch down and this surly had to be a record rainfall, worst of all i was suppose to go  and pick up 2 wheel horse 1057 in rochester tomorrow, i hope he will understand and not think i am jerking him around and hold them a few more days as its a 2 1/2 hr run to his place and i have to dry out my basement as its finished and my wife will start throwing out my treasures, she has junk down there ha ha!!

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 03:59 AM

That storm sounded nasty, good to hear your all safe and sound there !

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 04:39 AM

Sorry to hear of the flood! We've been lucky this year so far. Very quiet in terms of thunder storms but along the coast we don't normally get them at the intensity you do inland. 

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 05:26 AM

Wow! That sounded like a heck of a storm! Sorry to hear the basement flooded!

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Sorry to hear about your basement ,, I guess it could have been worse with that lightning
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Posted July 20, 2013 - 06:42 AM

Glad to hear you made it thru the other side.
Flooded basements are a pita, but it seems to be mother natures way of getting us to sort thru and thow away.

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 09:10 AM

Sorry you got washed out, but at least you don't have to water the garden now.

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 10:05 AM

Been a tough year with the weather for a lot of folks.  Sorry to hear about the basement but the good thing is the basement still has a house over it.

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 09:41 PM

yes things can be replaced, and i was happy to hear no one in my area lost their life which surprizes me from the intensity of the storm, just saw some news from western ny and niagara area and it seems the storm did not lose any of its punch and caused a lot of damage, hopefully that was all

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Posted July 20, 2013 - 11:08 PM

I've got a lot of friends up in the southern Ontario/ W. New York area. I'll have to call them up tomorrow to make sure they are ok. Tornados in Ontario are a rarity. Hope it was just high winds! Hope you get your basement dried out without too much loss.