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Tom Allensworth

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Am in Central Virginia. Lost power Friday evening due to winds and lightening storms. Went off at 2100 EST and we did not get it back until 1500 on Saturday. 18 hours. Temps rose to over 105 F. Temp Index exceed 111 F at one point. More T'storms expected tonight.

 

Neighborhood basically a mess. Houses speared with trees. Trees down all over the roads, cleanup still happening; what a mess. And this is just the start of "summer". Actually, May was the hottest on record, so I can hardly wait to see what August brings... Anybody in the northern climes want a couple of house guests (with cats) for the months of August and September??? :Praying:

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Well I would offer, but it's in the mid 30s (Celsius) here in Warsaw, and set to be so for a while. With possible storms coming. And I'm allergic to cats unfortunately.

 

Stay safe Tom.

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Well it has been a nice 80°F. with light 15 knot trades. Been this way for many decades here. :Just Kidding:

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Been the wettest past two months for years in the UK, lots of flooding and water damage all over the UK. Back of my house is in desperate need of repair, but it is too wet to tackle it.

 

Al

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Been following it as some of my Family lives in that area but everyone is OK....Not as bad as that blackout back in 2003 but still a big one. Seems like the biggest thunderstorms to roll through in a long time and now lots of heat and no AC (or Flightsim) for a few folks until the mess gets cleaned up.

 

Keep Safe everyone.....Cheers

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Tom,

 

Just saw the news and am shocked. We are bracing here for a T storm, but we don't expect anything like the news reports from Virginia and Washington DC. Look after yourself! We'll look after this place.

 

Kind regards,

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It rained today, it rained yesterday, It's Ireland, It rains everyday.... :Sigh:

This June has been the wettest recorded since records began. We've had flooding in the south over the past few days, though not as bad as our floods in October, they were BAD.... Take a look at this vid for yourself, Dundrum Shopping Center was like the blasted titanic.... In particular in that video, the Dublin Bus service was something else, not a single cancellation that night...

 

 

Really looking forward to some good old summer weather....

 

Rónán O Cadhain.

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Hi!

 

Sorry to hear your weather troubles. We can get a lot of rain but we're pretty lucky with wind here in the UK. It rarely damages things and when it does it's big news. When young I worked in the South Pacific and one time there was this big cyclone. My two local friends got through this by drinking an unbelievable amount of alcohol! Then they decided to go for a walk while corrugated iron roofs and palm trees were flying everywhere. I still remember watching Hurricane Katrina on TV. That was bad.

 

Hope it passes and stays calm,

 

Pierre

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Yesterday - 109 degrees fahrenheit, actual. Today 108 degrees fahrenheit, actual. No rain, no wind, dead calm. No clouds, sky is white haze. Yesterday set an all-time record for Camden, SC. I was driving through town yesterday, 4:00PM @ approx 35 mph in traffic and my vehicle's temp sensor picked up the ambient temp of the roadway with surrounding vehicles, no breeze, slow velocity - 113 degrees!

 

At least we did not have the violence you did, Tom. Dreadfully sorry y'all had to go through that mess. Charlene and I would be happy to have the entire Allensworth family, including cats for a visit - but I believe y'all would just be jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

 

Take care, buddy!

 

John

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Take a look at this vid for yourself, Dundrum Shopping Center was like the blasted titanic

 

Quite the rain event! BTW the two sections ( including the first scene) showing the water coming in the vertical frames from large windows is from the aft Dining Room on the Costa Concordia as she was sinking.

 

Kind regards,

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We're technically in the middle of monsoon season, and we're hardly getting any rain. Bracing for water shortages soon.

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Spent 2 weeks in California in the beautiful sun in May. Came back to wind, rain and more rain :sad: ... As Rónán O Cadhain said the rain has been awful! We had a massive downpour here in the South of Ireland 'Cork' my drive was like a waterfall, There was severe flooding in some parts of Cork City from just 2 hours of rain.

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It's been raining a lot here in Houston lately... but we need it.

 

Here's a picture of Beltway 8 today near the Houston Intercontinental Airport:

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Quite the rain event! BTW the two sections ( including the first scene) showing the water coming in the vertical frames from large windows is from the aft Dining Room on the Costa Concordia as she was sinking.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nope, check the date on the vid, it was posted 3 months before the Concordia accident, those doors are in fact belonging to the Dundrum Shopping Center I mentioned. Hence the comment about it being akin to the Titanic... :wink:

 

Rónán O Cadhain.

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Been the wettest past two months for years in the UK, lots of flooding and water damage all over the UK. Back of my house is in desperate need of repair, but it is too wet to tackle it.

 

Al

I feel your pain. Our old cottage needs exterior work in anticipation of putting it on the market, but dry days are few and far between in Cumbria right now.

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After hearing and reading about all the weather issues so many are experiencing, I have to feel grateful for our lack of them! Here in Vermont it's been a bit warm, for us (mid-eighties), with adequate rainfall as of late. We paid our annual weather dues last August after Irene paid us a visit...but I digress. The heat, fires, Derecho wind damage, and flooding that is happening simply humbles me. I try to remember that everything, without exception, is temporary...hopefully everyone's current troubles are short lived ones!

Be well.

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SpiritFlyer, on 30 June 2012 - 08:06 PM, said:

 

 

Quite the rain event! BTW the two sections ( including the first scene) showing the water coming in the vertical frames from large windows is from the aft Dining Room on the Costa Concordia as she was sinking.

 

Kind regards,

 

Nope, check the date on the vid, it was posted 3 months before the Concordia accident, those doors are in fact belonging to the Dundrum Shopping Center I mentioned. Hence the comment about it being akin to the Titanic...

 

Rónán O Cadhain.

 

There are quite a few videos of the Costa Concordia sinking that use the exact same footage including this one (starting at 45 seconds) claiming to be taken by Concordia survivors and broadcast on the local Italian news.

 

 

Since you have seen the actual shopping center, you are no doubt correct. Having been neither to your fair emerald isle or sailed on a Costa ship, I don't know first hand.

 

Kind regards,

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Well, I've been to Dundrum Shoping center, and I recognise it, it you want proof, you can see sandbags lining the doors. Now I'm no ship captain, but I'm pretty sure that sandbags are not used to slow a sinking ship, and lining the doors with sandbags would be the last thing on the ships crew during the chaotic sinking.... :wink:

 

 

On a separate note, I'm shocked that the media would take unverified footage, or that someone would try and pass it off as footage of a sinking ship and make money out of an accident where people died...

 

Ró.

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Ro,

 

We know only too well how upside down the press reports and illustrates all things aviation with wrong aircraft and ludicrious statements. I am sure they do the same kind of sloppy job in all things marine, as they have done here.

 

It reminds me of all the pictures of the Olympic, Titanic's elder sister, that appeared in newsprint and books as the Titanic itself, and still does from time to time. The press usually gets most things wrong. Shame!

 

Sorry to side track the thread, now back to your local weather report...

 

kind regards,

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Am in Central Virginia. Lost power Friday evening due to winds and lightening storms. Went off at 2100 EST and we did not get it back until 1500 on Saturday. 18 hours.

 

Indy here... just 5 miles from downtown. Same same as you Tom, but power off around 1630 EST Friday... and not restored till some hours ago (around 1600 EST) so about 48 hrs off (never in 20 years that long). Limbs down all over... I half feel like I'm coming out of some daze... sleeping was horrible. Why did I (we) not go to a hotel??? :wacko:

 

My son and I spent some time this evening looking at generators. :LMAO:

 

I haven't seen anything like this. Spring began in March. Low 100s last Thurs. / Friday. Mayor signed a 7 day ban for fireworks for the county started yesterday. Most of the state under "No Burn" orders.

 

I expect to be living like the Bedouin by summer's end... sand... camels... tents... pass by and I'll invite you in for some refreshing tea...

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Am in Central Virginia. Lost power Friday evening due to winds and lightening storms. Went off at 2100 EST and we did not get it back until 1500 on Saturday. 18 hours. Temps rose to over 105 F. Temp Index exceed 111 F at one point. More T'storms expected tonight.

 

I thought yoiu were describing the UK Tom. This has been an absolutely dreadful 'summer' or even spring. Apart from 3 weeks inb March, which were fantastic, since then it has been rain, rain, wind and more rain. Oh, and if lucky we managed maybe a day or two amongst that lot. We actually had the heating system on the other week, just for an hour!! This is June for crying out loud! Apparently the wettest on record and they cheer us all up by saying that July looks very much like it will be the same. Sheesh, take me to Florida someone pleeese....

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Sheesh, take me to Florida someone pleeese....

 

Why not just move to Australia like every other self-respecting Brit? :Nerd:

 

I was in the Blighty last summer. I had to wear a sweater with a shirt underneath... in August.

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Why not just move to Australia like every other self-respecting Brit? :Nerd:

 

I was in the Blighty last summer. I had to wear a sweater with a shirt underneath... in August.

Oz has some pretty tight restrictions on who can get residence there. Southern Europe is a lot less hassle for seekers of decent weather within the EU (and you can drive all the way if you want).

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Oz has some pretty tight restrictions on who can get residence there. Southern Europe is a lot less hassle for seekers of decent weather within the EU (and you can drive all the way if you want)

 

Good point.

 

Howard, how's your Italian?

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Good point.

 

Howard, how's your Italian?

Hee hee, moving abroad has always been something I wanted to do Bryan, even more so now. Southern Portugal is my fave idea at the moment. The problem is... what to do? I don't think I would want to turn my back completely on the UK, goodness knows why, but my daugter is still here and so are many close friends. The idea of 6 months in the sunshine in the winter months of Portugal and then 6 months of sunshine in the summer in the UK... oooops, I've just seen a flaw in my plan...

 

BTW: If anyone wants to give an ex TV cameraman and photographer a job then let me know, seriously...

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