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Ice storm
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bob ny    Posted 11-20-2002 at 04:40:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
we finaly got our electric back this morning out since sat.afternoon it is disaster area i can
stand in my front yard and look in any direction
and see more trees lying down or bent over than standing up just in the acre of cleared ground around the house we lost over twenty trees in the woods it looks like a war zone i am retired
from a power company after 33 years and i have never seen devastation like this it took three hours to clear the driveway wide enough to get to the road i have bee cutting trees for three days and barely made a dent thanks for the ear

Les...fortunate    Posted 11-20-2002 at 11:25:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I ditto what Salmoneye said. I still work for an electric cooperative. How well I remember the '98 ice storm. Just like what you're describing. I think that may have been the year of the last El Nino. Now there's another one, they say, so who knows what we might be in for this winter.

Salmoneye    Posted 11-20-2002 at 06:10:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I feel for ya...

Our Ice Storm of 98 was a doozy...we were lucky and only lost power for 4 days...we were all ready for it though...painless...I spent the time 'doing' for others and family...4WD, saws and a strong back went a long way...

My Moms side of town had no power for 2 weeks...some people here further out were almost a month...

bob ny    Posted 11-20-2002 at 12:49:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
you can appreciate the scene i've been looking at for 4 days then i finally reach my shop today
ther are 4 trees over on top of it the only thing i could do is throw a large tarp over the
trees and all we got 4 inches of snow sunday night that helps when you are climbing through the brush trying to clear the trees

Maggie/TX    Posted 11-20-2002 at 05:53:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, Bob, glad you are ok, though. Makes me wonder what to folks do to survive something like this who only have electric heat?

bob ny    Posted 11-20-2002 at 12:37:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have a generator we run it for a couple of hours for water and freezer than we rest it for a couple hours we heat the house with fireplaces

Unless...    Posted 11-20-2002 at 06:11:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You have wood/coal stove or pilot operated gas fired heat, ALL central heat is electric..furnaces need power to work...


Bentcrank    Posted 11-20-2002 at 05:35:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
durn near brakes me in haft usin a chainersaw fer 4 hours. you been at it fer 3 days? my heavens friend, i hope you ar doin ok with thet. if n i wus up thare id hep fer 4 hrs but thet is bout all i cud lent you. after thet youd need to tote up to the house an set me by the stove to limber up.

i worry bout them older folks when storms hit hard like yourn did. take care of yerself an i wish you a warm winter with all thet green wood you got to coax into burnin.

bob ny    Posted 11-20-2002 at 12:42:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
we use the wood but not this year plus i like to choose the trees i cut i have about 6 cord
of seasoned and i was in the middle of getting next years i cut down three big oaks chunked it and was going to split when the storm hit i gqess i will have a lengthened wood cutting season

DeadCarp    Posted 11-20-2002 at 07:21:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, with green wood, the sooner you can make it smaller, the better it will burn! Pile it, buck it, split it and you'll get a little good heat right away - and keep the chimney clean & that wood-burner in the basement! :)

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