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#1 dryrun OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:04 AM

Wow, just got power back on a few mins ago. 03:15 this am, loud roaring woke me up. Wind was terrible. Was ready to go get daughter and four kids out of trailers nearby, when daughter arrived at front door with kids in tow. Sat TV rain fade so no TV. National Weather service Radar temporarily "un available" Local tv website has so much advertising and animation on it that it takes 10 minutes to load on dial up. My severe weather receiver either did not wake me up, or did not go off.

Lessons learned here. Keep backup power ready. {had that}
Have Emergency plan ready {In effect, but late}
UPS for computer {Got that}
Change local tv broadcast station from Louisville
to Evansville, which is 80 miles to West for better
coverage of what is headed here, instead of what
has already happened.
Put up outside antenna for severe weather receiver

Just hearing now wind was 65mph plus. Thought I had all bases covered, but got a good wake up call, need a little bit of TWEAKING.

Just sayin
Regards George

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:55 AM

Sounds like you got a pretty nasty storm go through.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 06:04 AM

65mph winds are nothing to sneeze at. Glad to hear everything turned out alright and will let you get better planned for the next storm.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 07:27 AM

Sounds like you were in the storm track, George. Glad you were all safe. It is getting into the beginning of storm season already.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 07:36 AM

Wise men use close calls to learn from. Glad all are OK.
You might consider having an outdoor TV antenna good enough to get a local channel. Weather can affect them too, but not nearly as often or as bad.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 08:26 AM

Glad every one is ok.You can never be to cautious with extreme weather.

I got woken up by water dripping on my head.
Went out and looked at the roof.
I got 3 shingles missing above my bed and it's leaking.If that don't beat all.

Roof is to steep to fix with this heavy wind and rain.So I got the ladders set up and my tie off line ready.
I had to drill a couple relief holes in the sealing to let the water drain before the darn thing fell in.
I'm going to have to go up in the crawl space and get that wet,blown in insulation out of there after I repair the shingles.

Luckily I have a couple spare bundles of shingles in the shed.

I'm working on 2 hours of sleep after a 14 hour day of work.I need more coffee it's going to be another one of those days.

Edited by EricFromPa, February 28, 2011 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:55 AM

Proud all is well the wind got pretty high here but haven't seen any damage so far. But the house shook like a giant hand it making a milk shake

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:00 AM

Dryrun, sure was a nasty one & glad you all made it through unscathed. Hit here around 5:30 and was late getting started milking. Power stayed on though! Some areas near here said wind was 80mph!!!!! I still have my TV antennae on the roof for over the air channels just in case, but with this new digital signal, usually only one channel at best will come in during bad weather, and that's with a signal booster. Dryrun George is down under a hill, so I'd think he'd need an 80' tower to get good air channels.

Edited by olcowhand, February 28, 2011 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:34 AM

I'm so thankful yall up in the Midwest survived the storm. I remember getting those kinds of wakeup calls whenI lived up there. Thank God no one that we know of was injuried...

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:37 AM

Glad every one is ok.You can never be to cautious with extreme weather.

I got woken up by water dripping on my head.

I'm working on 2 hours of sleep after a 14 hour day of work.I need more coffee it's going to be another one of those days.


Glad it wasn't worse, My daughter's room will develop a leak every so many years, can't track it down, but boy does it turn her life upside down.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 01:23 PM

Glad nobody was injured.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 06:58 PM

Glad everyone is ok. That is severe wind. Wow

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 12:34 PM

Glad to hear everything went well for you.
I'll assume you go here 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 38.32°N and Longitude 86.45°W (Elev. 505 ft) for your WX needs.
The next time you find the primary radar "unavailable" check the adjacent radars at the top left. There are three sites that overlap your location.

Is your NOAA radio SAME capable?
If so, do you have it tuned to the KIH43 site 162.475 MHz or channel 4 on some recievers. That appears to be the only one out of those you might be able to get that issues alerts for crawford county fips code 018025.

Can Do!!!
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Posted March 14, 2011 - 10:20 PM

Billy, thanks for the info. I will use your reccomendations. Sorry about taking so long to respond, just started new job Friday,[part time handyman for private estate, only thing i could find at my age.] Everyone seems to need reality check once in a while.

Thanks, George

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 12:54 AM

Glad, every ones ok.




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