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Halloween may be postponed for most of CT
Posted by: Bobbie
Date: October 31, 2011 06:31AM
Mother nature played a nasty trick on CT with 18 - 24 inches of heavy wet snow that took down trees and power lines, 2/3 of CT has no electricity, phone,,celI phone or cable services. The shoreline was not hit as bad as inland so some people are obilvious to what has happened to the state. If one does not have generator power, they are sunk for at least a week. Our house is on a trunk line and it has been without power for 2 days, We are presently in FL for the rest of this week and will be heading back. If there were any thoughts about our decission to move to FL........they are certainly gone now. CT has sufffered a hurricane, an earthquake and now a historic freak snow storm that has crushed CT. We have often laughed about California cracking off and falling into the ocean, but I think CT will go first now!!

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Bobbie, hopefully the power will be back on when you return. Will your house have frozen / busted plumbing or is it not that cold?N/T
Posted by: Ed SW Fla
Date: October 31, 2011 06:39AM

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Sorry about that snow Bobbie . You may not be aware of this but Florida "occasionally" is hammered with hurricanes. Oh, and if a meteor impacts the the Atlantic, your Florida house may be under 25' of water for a couple of days.N/T
Posted by: Vernon in Virginia~Formerly Alaska
Date: October 31, 2011 10:19AM

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No, it is normally not cold enough to freeze pipes inside the house this time of year., 60's forcasted for the end of the week. I do not think the power will be back on, the devastation is greater than what they first estimated.
Posted by: Bobbie
Date: October 31, 2011 01:14PM
Electrical wires are ripped from homes, along with their siding, Trees are all over the power lines.......tree huggers up here love their trees next to power lines.......trees have smashed through roofs, onto cars and even disrupted rail service. Grocery stores and gas stations are closed, no back up generator power. Long lines at gas stations with power. Schools have been turned into shelters, firehouses are filling up containers for drinking water. It is a real mess. I have been in contact with my sister who has satilite cell phone in her car and she said it is like a huge tornado ripped up the state and spit it out.
When we get back to CT, we do have a back-up generator for the house but that will only run the lights, furance and refrig. The well pump needs a second 220 generator to run that. It may be 2 weeks before services are restored to near normal for most people.
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Thats funny.....CT got hammered with Hurricane Irene in Sept.
Posted by: Bobbie
Date: October 31, 2011 01:23PM
A hurricane or 2, even ten I could deal with in FL compared the the weather in New England. Last winter roof rakes were at a premium, so many building and homes collapsed from the weight of all the snow. Plus we got shook up with earthquake! Snow and ice can be more damaging than a strong wind and rain.
If a meteor that size hit FL I think everyone in VA would be real worried too! even the ones in the mountains. Tsunami may hit them.

WoW I see that on the news,Hope you guys are O.K.:sadwalk:N/T
Posted by: Elson(La)
Date: October 31, 2011 03:26PM

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Get ready for locus, pestilence and plague... oh, and no trash pick-up. :lol: Here is Virginia in elevation compared to sea level... /\ ....OK now here is Florida in elevation... __ ... I rest my caseN/T
Posted by: Vernon in Virginia~Formerly Alaska
Date: October 31, 2011 03:36PM

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I guess we will be ok..........according to the USGS we are 50 feet above sea level where I am.N/T
Posted by: Bobbie
Date: October 31, 2011 04:08PM

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We are ok cuz we are in FL right now, but CT ain't ok.......it is worse than what is shown on TV.N/T
Posted by: Bobbie
Date: October 31, 2011 04:10PM

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Re: Halloween may be postponed for most of CT
Posted by: Steve O
Date: October 31, 2011 05:53PM
Yea, freak snow storm. The problem here in PA was that the leaves are still on the trees and they hold a lot more snow = more weight. Never seen so many tree limbs/branches on the ground. The tree guys will be busy.

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