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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:04 AM
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Scotland storm blackout hitting thousands
Source: BBC

Police have told people in Scotland not to travel, as severe winds of up to 165mph are battering the country, leaving thousands without power.

As the Met Office issued its highest warning, a red alert, hundreds of schools have shut and bridge and road closures are causing disruption.

England, Wales and Northern Ireland are also being hit by wind and rain.

Police in Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway, Central Scotland and Lothian and Borders advised against all travel.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16079849



Strong winds burn out wind turbine
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:22 AM
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1. I posted about this earlier
The article I posted was about the amusing tweets, but it underlines the fact that this hurricane is making news in Scotland:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Yo_Mama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:00 PM
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7. LOL - It would make news anywhere!
That's one heck of a storm!

Not laughing at you - just sort of shivering and shaking in commiseration with those being hit.
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MichaelMcGuire Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 11:25 AM
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2. hurricane bawbag
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watrwefitinfor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 01:08 PM
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3. Damn. I finally got around to watching the movie last night.
And today it is upon us?

Wat

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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:13 PM
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4. satellite image of storm
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:53 PM
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5. hit the local pub...
and ride it out.

Good luck :toast: :beer:
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 10:17 PM
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6. 165mph winds?
That's faster than most Japanese bullet trains :wow:
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:18 AM
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8. That is at the top of Cairngorm mountain
which is the Scottish equivalent of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. But they were getting winds of 90mph at sea level.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:52 AM
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10. Somewhere or other a figure of 265 mph was used
instead of 265 km/ hour.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:41 AM
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9. Aye...
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 09:44 AM by AnneD
It takes a manly man to wear a kilt on a day like that. ;)

Edited to add...out of deference to my scottish friends, I will not post any jokes. I will save it for when we are hoisting a pint :toast:
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