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A Little Too Close To Home

 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1814
Registered: Sep-05
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/tornado.Streator.2.1735356.html

Streator is 12 miles from where I live. The storm was crazy. Power only went out here for about 15 minutes. Some people in Streator still don't have power, or homes.



 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1815
Registered: Sep-05
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5325
Registered: Mar-06
Wow, I feel for those ppl who lost loved ones or thier homes. It must be devastating to lose so much in just a matter of minutes. That same storm blew thru MA over the weekend causing some damage as well. We were on tornado watch sat and Sun. Alot of trees came down up north, but nothing near me. It amazes me the that natural events can cause such damage. Earthquakes, Vocanos, Fires, Floods, tornados, Hurricanes, Sunami's, Oil Spills.
All one can do after such an event is try to put thier lives back together and move on. It realy must be hard to come to terms with something of that magnitude and carry on.
BTW, Im glad you and yours are ok.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 22896
Registered: Jun-06
Indeed. Mother nature has been busy this year. Makes you appreciate and respect the power of life, and also how fragile it can be.
 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1816
Registered: Sep-05
I think they said there were only 14 injured, no fatalities. The town next to Streator wasn't so lucky. I heard it took out a whole trailer park and killed 3 people.
 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1820
Registered: Sep-05
We had a nasty wind storm this afternoon. The power just came back on. From 2:00pm until 4:30am. The wind took out two telephone poles. It took the stupid azz fire department that we have here three hours to find the downed poles (which are a quarter mile from my house). Sh!t I could see them from my back yard. Our towns "rescue" vehicle drove by my house twice before they found it. Anyway, I just had an weird night just sitting by myself with candles burning. Very boring.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22916
Registered: Jun-06

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Anyway, I just had an weird night just sitting by myself with candles burning. Very boring.





I bought a generator for just such occasions. Problem with me is that by the time I get the generator out from the shed and up an running the power kicks back on. I never lose power for more than up to an hour so......
 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 1825
Registered: Sep-05
Yeah, my neighbor has one that kicks on automatically when the power goes out. I'm sure that one cost a pretty penny. We've never had the power go out that long before so we never thought to buy one until yesterday. Might be getting one soon.
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