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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:28 PM

Tornados and large T Storms in the South

There are already fatalities and heavy damage.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/30/16766531-tornado-rips-through-georgia-city-as-storms-wreak-havoc-in-the-south?lite

How did YOUR representative vote on Sandy Aid?

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/29/1510041/sandy-aid-republican-hypocrites/?mobile=nc

I can't wait to hear Christies response when those reps ask for FEMA aid.

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Reply Tornados and large T Storms in the South (Original post)
SCVDem Jan 2013 OP
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2013 #1
People b4 profits Jan 2013 #3
Glitterati Jan 2013 #4
zappaman Jan 2013 #6
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2013 #11
Glitterati Jan 2013 #13
SCVDem Jan 2013 #19
Glitterati Jan 2013 #22
cordelia Jan 2013 #65
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #75
MuseRider Jan 2013 #31
Glitterati Jan 2013 #34
MuseRider Jan 2013 #35
Glitterati Jan 2013 #36
MuseRider Jan 2013 #37
Glitterati Jan 2013 #38
unapatriciated Jan 2013 #44
Glitterati Jan 2013 #51
unapatriciated Jan 2013 #64
Le Taz Hot Jan 2013 #59
Glitterati Jan 2013 #67
CBGLuthier Jan 2013 #8
People b4 profits Jan 2013 #10
CBGLuthier Jan 2013 #12
cordelia Jan 2013 #20
Glitterati Jan 2013 #28
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #70
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #56
zappaman Jan 2013 #5
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #58
Whisp Jan 2013 #63
Go Vols Jan 2013 #2
Lars39 Jan 2013 #7
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #23
RebelOne Jan 2013 #9
cordelia Jan 2013 #21
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #14
Glitterati Jan 2013 #17
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #18
Glitterati Jan 2013 #41
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #46
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #57
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #61
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #62
octoberlib Jan 2013 #15
Glitterati Jan 2013 #16
octoberlib Jan 2013 #24
Glitterati Jan 2013 #25
Glitterati Jan 2013 #40
Glitterati Jan 2013 #39
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #26
Glitterati Jan 2013 #27
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #29
Glitterati Jan 2013 #30
zappaman Jan 2013 #32
Glitterati Jan 2013 #33
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #72
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bluestate10 Jan 2013 #43
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ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #48
Glitterati Jan 2013 #52
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #47
Glitterati Jan 2013 #49
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #50
Jamastiene Jan 2013 #54
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #60
Glitterati Jan 2013 #69
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #55
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #53
Glitterati Jan 2013 #68
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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:32 PM

1. No Aid In Areas Where Their Rep Voted Against Sandy Aid.- Give Them A Hammer And

some medical first aid equipment and let them fix themselves.

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Response to People b4 profits (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:31 PM

4. Thanks, folks. That would include ME and my family

Democrats DO live here, too, you know.

There's a storm with rotation and strong line winds, at a minimum, headed for me right this second. I'm so very glad you're expressing concern for me.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:32 PM

6. Stay safe!

And I agree 100% with your post.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:27 PM

11. I Say Such A Thing A Bit Facetiously And Would Not Recommend Such Actions In Fact

What bothers me are the Reps and Senators who voted against the aid. We are all vulnerable to disasters and we do not have much of a country left where disaster aid is conditional.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:05 PM

13. It bothers us all, but

can we just leave the politics out of it until we finish searching for the dead and injured?

There are search teams out right now, going door to door looking for people.

It's getting dark and it's still raining.

Right now, there are lives at stake. Lives are shattered. Homes are shattered. People are shattered.

Politics can wait, can't they?

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:19 PM

19. can we just leave the politics out of it until we finish searching for the dead and injured?

Uh, No!

Like gun massacres, the time is now!

BTW, Sandy victims are freezing their asses off in trashed homes.

How long would you like to wait?

Nothing personal, until it was made personal by the Republican asshats!

The red states vote for these extremists and we all suffer as a result.

And yes, lives are shattered along with homes and people. What makes red states better than others?

What will their response be when we get the big one in California?

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:32 PM

22. All I have to say to that is

on the day Sandy struck, DUers from all over the world were concerned.

Our only damned hope was to reach and speak to every one of our friends and fellows.

No one in this community gave one thought to politics, just our fellow human beings.

I have nothing further to say to anyone who can be so lacking in compassion and concern.

Enjoy your politics.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:56 AM

65. Blaming the victims. Classy.

You're in California, right? California visited Ronald fucking Reagan upon the Earth. Should you as an individual accept responsibility for that horror?

Please bear that in mind when you feel compelled to express pleasure in individuals' misery - which is exactly what you did in this post. Rush Limbaugh would be proud.

"Red" states and "blue" states. So divisive.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:56 AM

75. This is people we are talking about.

What the government did with Sandy was/is horrid. However, punishing those people, some who did not even vote for those in power, is even worse!

We are talking about human beings. This is no time to play politics. Just like Sandy is/was no time to play politics. There will be more storms and we all must pull together.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:19 PM

31. I just read this

after reading the first posts. I am sorry. I could not believe I was reading that here. Sounded like some other places I hear about but would never go read because those kinds of comments are so far from decent it would just bother me forever.

I come from a state that gets lots of bad storms too, Kansas. My reps all voted against aid as well. I think they are disgusting for doing so but then I did not vote for them. I expected nasty responses if something happens here this year but never did I expect to read the kind of stuff I just read above your post.

I hope you are all right. I am truly sorry you had to read that here on this site. After being here for so long I know I can expect some stuff I don't like but this was more than I was ready to read. Take care.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:26 PM

34. Yeah, me too

It's heartbreaking to realize folks you thought were friends are cheering a tornado so they can get even for a Sandy aid vote.

Disappointing is putting it mildly.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:34 PM

35. Those of us in the Red States whose reps voted against the aid

will need to be aware and support each other. I doubt there is a single Democrat or liberal on this site who voted for these people therefore we are not accountable for the idiocy of these representatives. Even so, human kindness seems to be lacking as opposed to needing vengeance for politics. I simply cannot abide the disgusting attitude I am seeing in this thread. It disheartens me and makes me angry. Who cares who voted for who in a tragedy?

Be safe. You all will be getting hit before we even begin, or at least that seems to be the way it is, who knows anymore? I will watch and wish you well. Take good care.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #35)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:39 PM

36. Yeah, but a big part of it

is just general south hating. That's a pretty big past time around here as well.

If the tornado hit Atlanta instead of Adairsville, it wouldn't have been much different around here even though John Lewis is an amazing Democrat.


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Response to Glitterati (Reply #36)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:42 PM

37. I do understand that.

Nobody is terribly fond of Kansas either, and to tell you the truth it is pretty damned difficult right now to like it even though you have always loved it and always lived here.

Still, the bashing of the South is horrible and most times very elitist and that never helps when you are trying to change things.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:51 PM

38. I hear ya

My family is here, I ain't leavin'.

Besides, if I just cut and run, it will make me just like these people cheering a tornado.

Nope, too stubborn for that.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:42 PM

44. I'm concerned and hopefully you will stay safe.

We just moved from the Atlanta area last year due to a work transfer. Couldn't sell our home without taking a big loss so we rented it.
We are in North Carolina and under a tornado watch until 2am. Hopefully are home and renters are ok.

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Response to unapatriciated (Reply #44)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:16 AM

51. I hope you're safe!

Please check in tomorrow as soon as you can so we know you are OK.

If you want to PM me an address, I'll be happy to run to your Atlanta area home to check on it and your renters if you'd like. I don't care where it is. More worry is the last thing we all need right now.

You've got some more rain headed for you, and the winds are going to pick up pretty bad again - and cold, cold air. With the ground so saturated, trees are coming down, so those are going to pose the biggest danger to life and property tonight.

Don't hesitate to send me the address if you'd like me to run by the house and check on things.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:44 AM

64. Thanks for the offer.

We have a lot of friends still in Atlanta, spoke to my old boss and everyone is ok. There was a lot of wind last night here in North Carolina but it is calm this mornig.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:45 AM

59. Those of us with compassion

certainly are concerned. Stay safe.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #59)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:29 AM

67. Thank you!

Now, THAT'S the DU I'm use to!

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Response to People b4 profits (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:40 PM

8. logical and sane?

I do not think those words mean what you think those words mean.

In other words what a shitty, mean-spirited approach. We are NOT REPUBLICANS. we do not play REVENGE politics. We do the decent thing. that is how you can tell we are not THEM.

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Response to People b4 profits (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:36 PM

12. Tough Love like the republicans eh?

No thanks. Peddle your hate some where else.

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Response to People b4 profits (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:19 PM

20. Have you by chance wandered onto this site in error?

The hate you're preaching doesn't belong on a progressive site like this one.

Perhaps you'd be more at home elsewhere?

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Response to cordelia (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:50 PM

28. Given the hatred on this site today, I'd say that poster fit right in

n/t

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Response to cordelia (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:41 AM

70. what amazes me is

his account is still active.Hopefully that will be rectified soon

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Response to People b4 profits (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:30 AM

56. That is cruel!!!!!!

People in need are people in need. Don't hurt all due to what Politicians do. Many did not vote for them. Why hurt those that did not vote for those politicians that were stupid!?

To hurt these people is as bad as hurting those that were hurt by Sandy!

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:31 PM

5. I don't think it is right to punish people that are going to be hurt by this.

Not everyone who will be affected by this voted for whoever it is in office who voted against the aid.

If you lost your home, I'm sure you would feel very differently.

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Response to zappaman (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:38 AM

58. +1!!!!!!!!!



They are people who need help!

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:43 AM

63. that is viscious nonsense. n/t

 

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:38 PM

7. Dang...115 mph winds!

Glad we had a basement last night.

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Response to Go Vols (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:39 PM

23. Keep your head up. Good luck. I know how I felt as Sandy came toward my state. nt

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:55 PM

9. Yes, a lot of damage in Adairsville, Georgia,

north of me. I live in Woodstock, south of Adairsville, but we have been under a tornado watch all day. Weather man on local TV channel just stated that there are no more severe weather threats now. But there are threats of flooding. That always worries me because I have experienced our 2009 flood.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:21 PM

21. Are you OK?

The worst seems to have passed.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:07 PM

14. We have a helluva storm moving through right now. n/t

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:14 PM

17. You, too. Take cover!

They are moving more slowly now, so expect them to last some time.

Earlier today they were moving at 65mph but they've now slowed down to 40mph. That means they'll sit over the top of you longer.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:15 PM

18. Thanks - you stay safe, too! n/t

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:16 PM

41. Check in ohheckyeah. please

Let us know you're OK

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:44 PM

46. Thanks for checking. We're okay so far.

It has poured rain for hours and there are flash floods around us. Our house sits up on a hill so we should be okay. The wind has picked up and we have some small limbs down but nothing big right now.

Hope you and everyone else are okay. I'll check in again later. The worst wind is yet to come.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:32 AM

57. Please be careful! n/t

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #57)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:56 AM

61. Thank you - we will.

Hope all is well where you are.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #61)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:07 AM

62. In Tucson AZ now...

it is just chilly here.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:12 PM

15. We're expecting it in Charlotte any time now. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:13 PM

16. Take cover!

Seriously, these storms are awful!

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:40 PM

24. Thanks! You too. It hasn't been too bad here yet.

The western part of the state is getting a lot of flooding.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:43 PM

25. There's a good size river that runs through Franklin, NC

I bet that's out of the banks.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:10 PM

40. Check in please

Let us know you're OK

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:43 PM

26. I am upset with the people that voted against Sandy aid. But I am not for punishing

people that get hurt by something they can't control. I feel helping areas hurt by tornadoes and storms in a timely fashion will finally cause some of the voters that vote instinctively for neanderthals to rethink their votes.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:46 PM

27. Well, no one's asked for aid yet anyway

And, somehow, I just think it would be appropriate to wait until/unless they do.

Plus, 25% of the folks in Adairsville voted for Obama. Maybe they can prove who they voted for and get their house replaced, huh?

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:58 PM

29. No. There should be no conditions. If some one got damaged by weather and needs help,

they should get it, regardless of who they voted for. The point that I wanted to make is that if people get real experience that government is not some evil entity out to take money from them, their views on the role of government in their lives may change. But, on the other hand, government brought about rural electrification, internet service, mail service and medical care, but people that benefit from those services still hate "big" government.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:03 PM

30. I agree

there should be no conditions. We used to be a compassionate, helping people.

And, it's just too bad we no longer are.

Frankly, I'm stunned by what I've seen in this community today. I was just telling some friends in a chat...it's been U G L Y around here, big stick ugly.

Folks are cheering a tornado so they can get even for the Sandy aid vote.

That's truly sad.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:21 PM

32. Douche-iness had no political affiliation

Hope everything is ok with you and yours!

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Response to zappaman (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:24 PM

33. Thanks, zappaman!

We're all OK, though my sister experienced some damage from another touchdown in Paulding county. No one was hurt, though, so repairs can be made.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:11 AM

72. it's the jury system and the hands off approach to the site

the jury system has been and continues to be a miserable failure.It just encourages people to join into cliques and go after each other.Shit like that post would have earned you a ban on DU2

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:27 PM

42. I guess I'm going to sleep in the basement tonight

Winds kicking up again, pouring rain.

I don't think I can sit upstairs and listen to that wind all night.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:33 PM

43. Stay safe.

I remember the uncertainty that I felt when Sandy was heading for my state. I am normally calm, so my uncertainty then was surprising to me once I was through that event. A lot of people died in that storm and millions of people have not recovered a normal life routine yet.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 PM

45. Thanks!

That's the big problem with these storms.....they are so nerve wracking, your nerves just don't calm down for a long time. And, as long as it's raining, there's still danger present.

Since I'm up on a very high hill, I can watch the trees sway back and forth. Given that it has rained all day here, we're likely to lose trees tonight. The ground is saturated.

In fact, my teenage daughter just walked in from work very shaken up. There's a tree down in the road on the way home and she didn't see it until it was almost too late to avoid it. She's screaming at me.....we need better headlights!!!!!!

Poor kid.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:49 PM

48. I'm glad your daughter missed the tree.

I have a feeling it's going to be ugly around here when the sun rises and we can assess the damage. There are flash floods in the area and lots of people have lost power. So far we still have ours. We lost the satellite signal for the tv for a good while but it's back for the moment. My sister and her husband have a little bridge across a creek at the end of their drive and it's flooded. My parents sit on a hill so they are okay. I haven't talked to my brother - I should probably call him.

Take care!

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:19 AM

52. LOL, so am I

we've got one car right now, can't afford to lose it.

Nerves are raw and the poor kid just about blew a gasket when she got home safe. But she made it and the car is in the garage, her in her bed. Which is where I'm headed too - my bed.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:46 PM

47. Sorry you have to sleep in the basement

but I know what you mean about listening to the wind all night. We have a mountain in front of our house and the wind whistles down the mountain and through our side yard. It sounded like a train coming through about 30 minutes ago.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:06 AM

49. Just got back online

Trees are falling like matchsticks. Power was out, back now, internet and cable just came back on.

I'm going to call it a night and get some sleep - or try to.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:09 AM

50. Hope you get some sleep.

Sorry about the trees.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:25 AM

54. That wind sounds ferocious.

I could have sworn I heard one wind gust growl earlier tonight. I'm down here in the southern central part of NC. We got a lot of wind damage and high gusts, a severe thunderstorm warning with winds at 65 mph, but no tornadoes, thankfully. I took my cat to my mother's house and we stayed there. She had it built to withstand 135 mph winds. Inside, you cannot hear the wind normally, but tonight, we could hear it and feel it. Even with all the extra insulation and other energy efficient extras she added to that house, that wind came through the house on a couple gusts, like literally through the house. That wind acted like the walls, windows, and doors were not even there.

Even now, that wind up in the sky sounds angry. it just keeps humming right along even now, this many hours after the squall line left. It is this loud humming sound that just doesn't stop. I wonder if it is ever going to stop. It is awful. I've seen horror movies that didn't have sound effects that creepy sounding.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #54)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:55 AM

60. I agree -

it sounds like a growl sometimes. We have a break right now with another line coming in within the hour.

We live out in the country and it's too dark (no street lights) to see if there's any damage. The flood lights on the house don't reach far enough. If any trees are damaged, hopefully they are on the edge of the property where the forest begins.

Take care - hope the damage isn't too bad.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #60)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:37 AM

69. Oh, it was awful

You can hear the trees swaying, then the crack, pop! Followed by the mighty thud as it hits the ground. Feels like a bomb going off.

I think I counted every tree that fell in my neighborhood.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:26 AM

55. Just please keep safe!!!! n/t

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:24 AM

53. My heart goes out t those that are in the destruction path.

I have been there and done that. They will have so much paper work to do and their heads and hearts will be hurting so bad that it will make it ten times harder to do it.Many will be seeing what was and is, they will be physically ill due to it. They will be trying to find so sort of normal. They may not even know if they still have a job.

I pray their will be enough mental help on the ground for them. Those that are/were directly hit have shock and need pros to spot it. I wish someone spotted mine before it came to a head.

Those that can go and volunteer, please do. They will need it, even if it is a friendly ear.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:31 AM

68. Thank you!

Very sweet.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:29 AM

66. Morning Check in

Everyone in the path, let us know you're OK.

We spent most of the night and early morning without power. Too many trees down overnight for them to keep up with.

You have to admire these guys who go out in the middle of the night, bitter cold, in rain and storms, and 25+mph winds and work like hell to restore people's power.

The only ice on the roads seems to be the standing puddles from all the rain. Drove my daughter to school this morning because she didn't want to drive alongside those swaying trees.


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Response to Glitterati (Reply #66)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:47 AM

71. Glitterati , glad to see your OK.

Was it strait wind that knocked down the trees?

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #71)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:40 AM

73. Actually, I'm really not sure

We just had high winds all night long in the 25-35mph range. And, since the ground was saturated the tree roots just have no staying power. Almost every tree down has the root ball intact but out of the ground.

Part of it is simply that the pines here grow very tall, and have foliage only at the top, making them top heavy to begin with.

Given that we've had drought conditions for a few years now, a lot of the trees are just in a weakened state.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #73)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:47 AM

74. The NOAA guys should be out to survey the damage, but...

With the way you describe it, it sounds like strait line winds.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:00 AM

76. Not the way we like to make a point, but it can't be helped. They should have anticipated this.

I wouldn't say we should deny anyone aid, but running their reps noses in it is appropriate.

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Response to brewens (Reply #76)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:06 AM

77. Yeah, today is the day for THAT!

Metro Atlanta and the rest of north Georgia remained under a wind advisory Thursday as strong winds gusting to over 40 mph hampered clean-up efforts in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly tornado outbreak.

Georgia Power reported early Thursday that about 8,800 customers were still without power statewide, with 5,600 of those in metro Atlanta and 2,500 in northwest Georgia.

Terri Statham, spokeswoman for Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, said at 5:30 a.m. that the number of EMC customers without power had been reduced from 14,000 to fewer than 5,000.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/atlanta-weather-winds-down-trees-but-sunny-skies-a/nWBrL/


We've only been under severe and threatening weather for the last 24 hours. Time to dole out the punishment while we're still freezing after a night with freezing temps and no heat!

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Response to brewens (Reply #76)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:13 AM

78. Not the time, later , not now.

They have to look for those that are trapped or dead. There is power and communications to get back on line. There is/will be medical attention to be given. There is need for supplies in the affected areas.

Let's save the politics for when the humanitarian needs are met.

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Response to SCVDem (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:28 PM

79. I started this topic!

I did not start it to be an ass. I did not start it to even remotely suggest that any aid be witheld.

That wasn't the point.

I am open to suggestions though, when red state congress people vote to deny storm stricken relief to major population centers, i.e. Staten Island, and they play politics with the relief, what are we to do?

I arrived in So. Cal. at MCRD San Diego in August of 1973. Ronnie was gone. We were more Jerry. Anyway.

My congressman is Buck McKeon. He is a douche, a Republican, and is in charge of the House Armed Services Commitee. This whitebread district would never vote him out. I have worked for the opposition yet this city is Rethug brain dead!

I sympathise. It makes me nuts.

I hope you all are safe and undamaged, but we need to put major pressure on these legislators when they make human, American suffering, a way to make the President look bad by way of budgetary issues.

Help for the needy should not be held hostage to anything! Period!

Now, as Ed says, "Let's get to work!"

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #79)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:31 PM

80. Yes, you did

Thank you for giving those of us in the south a place to check on each other and make sure everyone was safe.

I repeat, however, that you'll have to leave your politics out of our concern for each other.

Oh, and BTW, thank you oh so much for unleashing the horror of Ronald Fucking Reagan on the entire world!

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #80)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:56 PM

81. I grew up in Wisconsin

I was at Summerfest when George Carlin was busted. Ya just can't say those words. I wasn't a registered California voter at the time so Reagan isn't on me. Sorry.

We may never agree, but politics was put in play by the NO votes for anyones emergency aid.

Those votes came from recipients of past aid.

Please tell me how this isn't political.

I find this deplorable for what its worth

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #81)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:56 PM

82. Your point?

I grew up in Chicago. But, you take every opportunity to bash those of us who live in the south.

If I own Woodall, you own St. Ronnie.

See how turnabout is fair play in your world?

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #82)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:17 PM

83. I'll look up Woodall. nt

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