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#173212 - 05/12/09 10:35 PM Wild times!
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
Just got my power back this afternoon, Friday about 1:30pm central time, my area in So. Illinois got hit by what they are calling an "inland hurricane", with winds up to 106MPH.

We have massive damage of 3-4 counties, with over 2000 utility workers brought in to do repairs.

Been interesting, and a decent opportunity to trial run some of my emergency plans, and evaluate how well some things worked and some didn't.

We have some damage to the house, with a huge tree that uprooted in our front yard, but luckily it missed the house and barely touched my car.



Marion, and Herrin Illinois are bad, and Carbondale is REALLY bad.
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#173213 - 05/12/09 10:51 PM Re: Wild times! [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
Grouch Offline
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Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 395
Loc: Ohio
Glad you came through in good shape. smile

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#173214 - 05/12/09 11:20 PM Re: Wild times! [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Been wondering we had anyone in that.

Good dodging on your part.
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#173220 - 05/13/09 01:18 AM Re: Wild times! [Re: ironraven]
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
Here's some more pictures of random shots around town. These are from areas where I was able to drive, just getting out to get some ice. Lots of my town is still pretty bad, especially in residential areas.

The back of my house.


Down my street:






Entire row of trees at the Catholic Church.
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#173221 - 05/13/09 01:18 AM Re: Wild times! [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
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Loc: Sector 16








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#173222 - 05/13/09 01:19 AM Re: Wild times! [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
A friends family home.


Tent city set up for Ameren CIPS Utility workers. Over 2000 have been brought in to restore power to the area of Williamson and Jackson counties.





Dept. of Homeland Security joint help command center.


Edited by Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp (05/13/09 01:19 AM)
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#173223 - 05/13/09 01:20 AM Re: Wild times! [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 227
Loc: Sector 16
Some downtown:






I've not been able to go over to Carbondale, they got hit even worse.
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#173227 - 05/13/09 02:46 AM Re: Wild times! [Re: Bear_Claw_Chris_Lapp]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Glad to hear you made it through the event OK.

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#173234 - 05/13/09 04:49 AM Re: Wild times! [Re: SwampDonkey]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1838
Loc: MINNESOTA
Bear--good to see you came thru ok..i saw this on the news and the web tonite..it's a reminder that all "survival" problems are not solar flares or mega-volcanos but unexpected every day events that we should be ready for.outside of dumping the canoe on a wilderness lake storms like this are my only real concern.a heavy wind thru South Minneapolis could bring down some of the very large trees out on the street or the 60 foot pine in the back yard.Minneapolis like other Midwest citys has had some nasty storms.from what i picked up on this site i replaced my blue tarps with sheets of plywood and a roll of tarpaper for hasty roof repairs..take care down there and good luck

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#173237 - 05/13/09 09:06 AM Re: Wild times! [Re: CANOEDOGS]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2026
Loc: NE Illinois
I'm glad you and your's are OK.

It seems that southern Illinois and southern Wisconsin have really taken a hit with weather.

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