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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:26 pm    Post subject:  Hurricane Laura Evacuation - Recovery Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I had to evacuate my home due to hurricane Laura. Hurricane force winds forecasted and tornado watch. I’m sheltering in Longview Texas.

Don’t know if my home will still be intact when I return. Electric power will probably out for several days.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I hope your house is okay! A lot of destruction there.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks Airlock. There is tremendous damage, especially south of me all the way to the coast.

I got to check my home yesterday and it survived for the most part. There is some roof damage and rain water leaked through. Two large oak trees uprooted and fell in my front yard. Fortunately, they missed the house! It could have been a major disaster. One of the trees did strike the back corner of a detached carport where I normally park my truck. If I had not evacuated, the back of my truck would have been severely damaged. The trees crushed a chain-link fence separating the front and back yards.

There is massive and widespread damage to the power grid. My power utility will not give an estimate of repair, only that they are still evaluating the damage. No power, too hot and humid to stay at home (mid 90 degree temps today!), so I’m staying in a hotel some distance away for now.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I consider myself very lucky. I barely dodged having my home smashed! Way too many other people had much worse... Crying or Very sad

Here are some pics of the big trees down in my yard.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think you need to buy a lottery ticket, with all that luck sloshing around.

Hope everyone in the path of it is okay!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very lucky the house is intact, those are some heavy trees.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Electric power has now been restored. I’m back at home again. It’s time for me to start cleaning up the mess. I guess the two big fallen oak trees will make lots of good firewood…

I’m so damn lucky, I dodged a bullet. Now I know EXACTLY what it feels like to be shot at and MISSED!

Still counting my lucky stars!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The electric power has been off at least four times since I got back home on Tuesday, thankfully for short periods…

Still recovering.

Internet service is very poor.

Here is another pic from my front porch of the two large oak trees uprooted in the front yard with my Ranger pickup to show some scale… If these two large trees had fallen on my house it would have been smashed into splinters… toothpicks… I’m so damned lucky.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

My music studio could have been smashed to smithereens… including my G2’s and various other noise makers.

Still got some rain water damage though. Stereo sound equipment rack got wet and partially collapsed… I’m reluctant to power anything up until all has a chance dry out…

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Electric power fluctuating very much, may go out again… I hope not Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Electric power has been out at least six times... fluctuating wildly sometimes while back on.

Still recovering...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

varice wrote:
Electric power has been out at least six times... fluctuating wildly sometimes while back on.

Still recovering...


Sheesh, that sucks. Protect your devices and appliances!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Power went off again... for over 13 hours... just came back on...

Still recovering.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

So here comes Sally. This is insane - Louisiana getting hit a second time.

My mother and siblings live just east of Baton Rouge (Walker). Looks like they are going to get hit this time from Sally like I did from Laura.

Still recovering...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hang in there man.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Fuck Hurricane Laura!

Fuck Hurricane Sally!

Fuck Hurricane Delta!

I finally got the downed large oaks removed from my front yard. I lost a cedar tree also during the removal, got knocked down, collateral damage. The downed oaks will at least provide some firewood.

Roof damage worse than first thought…

Still recovering…

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

And fuck Hurricane Zeta too!

Too much already...

Still recovering...

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