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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 PM
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Damn... my lights just did a brown out and a T-Storm is right over my house!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:50 PM by Breeze54
Severe Weather Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect through 10pm.

Now extended * until 1145 PM EDT


NOW they tell me!! :grr:

And this too!! I guess ignorance is bliss afterall! :scared:

Severe Thunderstorms Spin Funnel Clouds, Hail

http://wbztv.com/local/tornado.warning.bristol.2.778339...

BOSTON (WBZ) ―

Severe thunderstorms swept through parts of Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts
Wednesday afternoon, generating some funnel clouds and sparking tornado warnings.


Funnel clouds were spotted off Barrington,
Rhode Island Wednesday afternoon.



The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning in Rhode Island and Massachusetts,
and a funnel cloud was spotted off Barrington. The warning was cancelled just before 5 p.m.
when conditions began to improve. However, flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings
remained in effect for a time.

The string of storms eventually made their way out to sea, but WBZ meteorologist Ken Barlow
warned of other storms that would move into the Boston area Wednesday night and into Thursday
morning. The string of storms were developing to the south and west of the Boston area.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the Boston area Wednesday night.
Thursday was also expected to be a drencher with heavy rains expected throughout the day.

"It's going to rain on and off pretty much all day Thursday," Barlow said.

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, trained weather spotters saw a water spout off Barrington Beach,
weather service officials said. The cloud was moving northeast at 40 miles an hour into Massachusetts.
It made its way through Taunton and moved through Marshfield before starting to head
out to sea around 5:30 p.m.

WBZ meteorologist Ken Barlow said even after the funnel clouds subside, the storms were
still considered severe and were capable of producing a tornado, Barlow said.
Flash
flood warnings were issued for Eastern Norfolk, Eastern Plymouth, Northern Bristol, Southern
Bristol, Southern Plymouth, Suffolk, Western Norfolk, and Western Plymouth.

Tornado warnings were issued Wednesday afternoon for parts of Bristol, Kent and Providence
counties in Rhode island and part of Bristol County and West Central Plymouth County in
southeast Massachusetts until 5 p.m. The storms brought torrential rains in some areas
and heavy hail.

During the tornado warning, officials advised people to stay inside and take shelter in
a small interior room on the lowest floor or in the basement, and to stay away from windows.

The funnel clouds pushed into Massachusetts with winds that had the potential to exceed
100 mph. Some areas reported hail as big as 3 inches.




Yikes!! My lights just flashed again.... :scared:

It is LOUD and lots of lightening too!! :scared:

It must be that hurricane? clydopilis? (LOL!)


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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:41 PM
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1. I need more booze! - "Severe Thunderstorm Watch 742 in effect until 5 am EDT Thursday..."
Damn!! Go away!! :grr:

Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Areal Flood Advisory

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 742 in effect until 5 am EDT Thursday...

http://weather.wbztv.com/US/MA/Boston.html

National Weather Service Alerts Nearby

Severe Thunderstorm Watch -
Central Middlesex County , Eastern Essex , Eastern Franklin , Eastern Hampden , Eastern Hampshire , Eastern Norfolk , Eastern Plymouth , Northern Bristol , Northern Worcester , Northwest Middlesex County , Southeast Middlesex , Southern Bristol , Southern Plymouth , Southern Worcester , Suffolk , Western Essex , Western Franklin , Western Hampden , Western Hampshire , Western Norfolk , Western Plymouth

Areal Flood Advisory - Central Middlesex County , Eastern Essex , Eastern Norfolk , Eastern Plymouth , Northern Bristol , Southeast Middlesex , Southern Plymouth , Suffolk , Western Essex , Western Norfolk , Western Plymouth

Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory - Eastern Franklin , Eastern Hampden , Eastern Hampshire , Northern Worcester , Northwest Middlesex County , Southern Worcester , Western Franklin , Western Hampden , Western Hampshire

Areal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory - Southern Bristol

High Surf Advisory - Dukes , Nantucket

Areal Flood Watch in NH - Belknap , Cheshire , Merrimack , Northern Carroll , Southern Carroll , Western And Central Hillsborough

Shit! We'll be at this all night from the looks of this map! :(




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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:54 PM
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2. Wow! You got some red ones there!! That's some pretty Midwestern weather!
How'd it get out there?
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:00 PM
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4. The Jet Stream? LOL We always get your weather...2 days later!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:01 PM by Breeze54
:hi:

It's coming and going... but the lightening keeps flashing

and then I hear rumbling, every so often and then it downpours.

They look angry to me... the radar images.

I'm wondering if it's what's left of Hurricane Cristobol.

That's sitting off the east coast. last I heard.

I'm waiting for the news to come on now.

I really hate t-storms that close, you know?

Here's the news... opening line...

"Wild weather all across the Bay State and New England and we're not out of the woods yet!"

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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:02 PM
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5. I lived in Mass for 4 years. We had maybe one storm like that.
I was amazed to learn, when I first got there, that they didn't have tornado sirens. Who doesn't have tornado sirens?! People who don't have tornadoes, as it turns out.

Climate change is a scary thing.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:06 PM
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7. The weather guy just said we get 4 -5 a year but they touch down in wooded area's; so
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:07 PM by Breeze54
you don't hear about them unless they touch down and blow out a building, etc.

He said they're spotted on radar but not reported, if they are away from people/towns.

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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:57 PM
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3. Can I steal one of your storms at about 1/2 the intensity?
Stormless in CA
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:04 PM
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6. You can have them all...we're soggy! People have mushrooms growing on their lawns here!
:P

I just heard that a funnel cloud did touch down off Rhode Island and formed a water spout over the ocean.

See pic above....

:hi:




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NewEnglandGirl Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:10 PM
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8. I'm hearing lots of thunder too
We have the watch until sometime Friday morning. :think:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:22 PM
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9. Where are you located in New England? What state?
They keep extending the warning and now WBZ said this is going to go all day tomorrow. :(

The thunder was weird, inmho!
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NewEnglandGirl Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:27 PM
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10. I'm in CT
Now it's pouring torrentially. My lights flickered a few times too. I hope the power doesn't go out, it's so HOT still. :hi:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:32 PM
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11. It's 68 here and has cooled off actually, with a slight breeze..
I hope you don't lose your lights! From the looks of that radar map,
I seem to be out of the line of fire right now but you don't...CT isn't!

Stay safe! Those red blips look nasty!
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NewEnglandGirl Donating Member (602 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:40 PM
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12. Thanks !
It keeps settling down and then starting up again. It's supposed to keep that up.
Kind of windy too. I have this bird's nest outside in a flimsy tree. I hope it's ok.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:27 PM
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13. Things seem to have calmed down for now... going to try to catch some Zzzz's...
Thanks for keeping me company and 'babysitting' me!

I was alone at home when the t-storms snuck up on me and it did scare me!

Not my idea of a 'good time'!


Not just the thunder and lightening but it was also really windy and when

the lights start going, I freak! I hate not having any electricity and my

flashlight has dead batteries. Need to get some new one's!

Have a good night all!

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galledgoblin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:33 PM
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14. I'm in Albany, and it has barely stopped pouring at all today
at least the heat is diminishing!!!


post 1000, btw. :party:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:05 AM
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18. Woot! Congrats on hitting 1,000 posts!!
:woohoo: :party: :woohoo:

Has it stopped raining in Albany yet?

It's still pouring here... same storm/different day!

:hi:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:22 AM
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15. eat some chocolate--it makes you feel better
and turkey and milk have a calming effect

take care. (sorry for all this anxiety/stress & storms)
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:02 AM
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17. I wish I had some of all of the above!
Thanks for the thought though, orleans! ;) It's still windy, pouring torrential rains this
morning and just had a couple of claps of thunder and a flash of lightening. A man about
7 miles from me got hit by lightening, as I was posting this OP last night! Hope it wasn't
my brother. He lives in the same town. Route 128/95 was flooded yesterday and that is
very unusual!!


Torrential Rain Floods Several Roads

http://wbztv.com/local/weather.rain.flooding.2.778878.h...

Jul 24, 2008 11:37 am US/Eastern

BOSTON (WBZ) ―

Torrential thunderstorms and flooding have shut down roads and slowed down traffic in many communities.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for several counties across Massachusetts and southern
New Hampshire. WBZ meteorologists say most of the region can expect 2-to-4 inches of rain throughout the day.

Here's a man near 128, in Waltham, being rescued from flood waters.


The weather played a role in multiple accidents during the morning rush hour and left many streets flooded.
State Police have shut down the Route 3 South ramp to Route 128 North (exit 25) and the Route 128 North
ramp to Middlesex Turnpike (exit 32) in Burlington because of flooding. It's not clear when they will re-open.
The rain also flooded the commuter rail tracks in Natick, which forced the MBTA to bus passengers for part
of the morning commute.


I'm just going to ride it out, sans chocolate! :hi:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 03:52 PM
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34. well, hang in there. and next time you go to the store--don't forget
to pick up a few "extras"

:hug:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:49 AM
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16. I'd be shutting my computer down if I were you, unless you
are using a laptop. Whenever I hear thunder, I shut down the computer and pull the plugs. I have had experience with lightning striking and blowing out my satellite receiver and TV.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:07 AM
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19. I would have but it hit so fast and unexpected last night,
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 11:09 AM by Breeze54
that I didn't have a chance beforehand. I usually unplug all my electronics, surge protector or not,
during t-storms but I took a chance last night. A foolish one, I admit. Luckily, no damage was done.

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:56 AM
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23. Glad you didn't have any damage.
I am so paranoid that the moment I hear thunder in the distance, I pull the plug on everything.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:27 AM
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20. Rochester, NH and Maine - a "very powerful storm" heading towards you right now! Get inside!!
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 11:32 AM by Breeze54
They said even though warnings have been lifted, this is an extremely powerful t-storm cell.

Just hearing that 50 to 100 homes damaged in Epson, NH. Echo Valley area and route 107 ...

No reports of funnel clouds but many homes damaged, tree's down. Tornado warnings have been lifted.

---------------------

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in NH -

Belknap , Coastal Rockingham , Interior Rockingham , Merrimack , Northern Carroll , Southern Carroll , Strafford


Areal Flood Watch in NH -

Belknap , Cheshire , Interior Rockingham , Merrimack , Northern Carroll , Southern Carroll , Strafford


Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch in NH - Eastern Hillsborough , Western And Central Hillsborough

------------------------------------------

snip-->

MEMA advises people to pay attention to weather forecasts and head inside at the first sound of thunder.

Even though a storm may be miles away, if you can hear thunder you are close enough to be hit by lighting.

If you're caught outside in a storm, squat but do not lie flat on the ground.

You can seek shelter in the woods under smaller trees.

Avoid metal objects including tractors, sheds, wires and metal fences.

Cars do provide some shelter, but you can still be injured if you're inside a car when it is struck by lightning,
especially if you are touching metal.

According to National Geographic News, about 10 percent of those struck by lightning are killed and those
who survive a strike can have lasting medical problems including heart and nerve issues as well as burns.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:51 AM
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21. Tornado Warning - New Hampshire, N. & S. Carroll & Coastal Rockingham , Interior Rockingham
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 11:54 AM by Breeze54
Tornado Warning in NH - Northern Carroll , Southern Carroll

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in NH - Coastal Rockingham , Interior Rockingham

Severe Thunderstorm Warning in NH - Northern Carroll , Southern Carroll , Strafford

The National Weather Service in Gray Maine has issued a

* Tornado Warning for... southwestern Oxford County in western Maine...

eastern Carroll County in northern New Hampshire...

* until 100 PM EDT

* at 1229 PM EDT...

National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable
of producing a tornado near Ossipee... moving northeast at 45 mph.

* Some locations in the warning include but are not limited to Effingham and Fryeburg.

In addition to the tornado... this storm is capable of producing destructive straight line winds.


The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece
of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available... seek shelter on the lowest floor of the
building in an interior hallway or room such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover
your body and always stay away from windows.

If in Mobile homes or vehicles... evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter.
If no shelter is available... lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover
your head with your hands.

Please report a tornado... hail or strong winds to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free... 1-877-633-6772... when you can do so safely.

http://weather.wbztv.com/US/MA/Boston.html

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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:06 PM
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24. Epson, NH- Tree's down, chopped off at the top, people trapped in homes, lots of damage...
Woman from there reporting people walking around outside, looking dazed.... she said all the way down her street, tree's are down and it looks like the one's still standing were just chopped off at the top, all the way down the road...
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:32 PM
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26. FEMA is "on the scene" now... monitoring, members on route, to Epson, NH.
They're having trouble getting into the damaged area (tree's blocking roads)

They have heavy equipment and rescue equipment on the way for search and rescue

They're (this particular group) going to be doing search & rescue for people trapped... etc.

Phone lines and power lines down. Possibly cellphones interrupted too.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:56 AM
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22. Thunderstorms and downpours every day for a week over here!
Enough already!
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:10 PM
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25. No kidding... this is getting OLD!!!
Hampton Beach now looking pretty bad, dark clouds moving in fast... being reported on my local news.

They're doing a special report due to all the tornado warnings out right now.

Focusing on North Conway NH and Maine .. Augusta... storms moving into Oxford Cty. ... etc.

No signs of rotation but the t-storms are very dangerous, per the meteorologist.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:55 PM
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27. Maine (most of) under a Tornado Watch until 7 PM -Epson,NH - infant injured, person trapped
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 01:00 PM by Breeze54
Dozens Of N.H. Homes Damaged By Possible Tornado

http://wbztv.com/local/tornado.new.hampshire.2.779010.h...

* Jul 24, 2008 1:36 pm US/Eastern

Read: What To Do In A Tornado

EPSOM, N.H. (WBZ) ―

Severe thunderstorms, and a possible tornado, left a swath of destruction through central and eastern New Hampshire late Thursday morning, leading to reports of buildings and trees down and power lines dropped onto cars.

The area of possible tornado sightnings are
highlightedin green on the WBZ Doppler Radar image.



Based on damage reports in the Epsom area, WBZ meteorologist Todd Gutner said it's likely a tornado is to blame.

A member of the SkyWarn weather watchers network confirmed to WBZ's Mish Michaels a tornado touched down in Northwood, just east of Epsom.

"I have never seen rain come down like that," Mike Hedstrom, a lifelong resident of Northwood told WBZ. "Houses are down, roofs are off, trees are down."

There are reports of people trapped in homes and in cars. There were no confirmed reports of injuries. Officials reported scores of homes damaged.

Officials are investigating reports of at least one tornado and funnel clouds in a line from Epsom and Deerfield in the central part of the state, through Wolfeboro in the north and New Durham in the east.


Emergency Management Director Christopher Pope said emergency officials are working to warn people who might still be in the path of severe weather, assessing damage and mobilizing aid.

State Emergency Management spokesman Jim Van Dongen said a house reportedly collapsed in Epsom, where the fire chief said preliminary reports indicated that 50 to 100 homes were damaged.

The National Weather Service briefly issued a tornado warning and posted severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of four counties.

New Hampshire State Police told WBZ's Karen Anderson Routes 4 and 107 in Deerfield have been shut down because of trees down in the area.


At least 8,000 homes without power in 12 + towns. Rescue having difficulty getting into area, due
to downed power lines. One person trapped in a car by power lines. One infant reported injured.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:03 PM
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28. State of Emergency declared in Southern NH.. National Guard being activated...
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:11 PM
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29. Working in Boston 20 floors up.
Out the window looks like I should start building an ark.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:30 PM
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30. LOL ! - I'm 20 miles west of you and the sky is starting to brighten up.
You're on the 20th floor! I know we've had a lot of rain but not that much!! :rofl:

Have a safe commute home today... this isn't over yet. :hi:
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:54 PM
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31. Got a nice view down the Charles River and the Prudential.
The past few weeks some storms have rolled in and it's an awesome sight. Got so black one afternoon I couldn't see ten feet out the window.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:18 PM
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32. I was having lunch across from the Pru when it got hit by lightening. Did you see that?
It was a pretty freaky storm... blew right down Boylston St. Blew the tables with
umbrella's over, outside the restaurant, where we had been sitting minutes before.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:37 PM
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33. Update: EPSOM, N.H. - One death has been confirmed, injuries being reported
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 02:39 PM by Breeze54
Dozens Of N.H. Homes Damaged By Possible Tornadoes

Read: What To Do In A Tornado

http://wbztv.com/local/newhampshire/tornado.new.hampshi...

EPSOM, N.H. (WBZ) ―

Emergency crews cut their way through downed trees Thursday to get to homes damaged and
destroyed by severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in central and eastern New Hampshire.

One death has been confirmed.

Epsom appears to have been hit the hardest, with the fire chief saying 50-100 homes were damaged,
including one that was reduced to rubble.

Governor John Lynch declared a state emergency for five counties and called out the National Guard.

Power is out in a wide area.

Police and fire departments investigated several reports of buildings and trees down and power
lines dropped onto cars. By mid-afternoon, Concord Hospital reported one patient with unspecified
injuries.

Based on damage reports in the Epsom area, WBZ meteorologist Todd Gutner said it's possible
a tornado is to blame. Powerful straight line winds are another possibility

A member of the SkyWarn weather watchers reported seeing a tornado touchdown in Northwood,
just east of Epsom.


"I have never seen rain come down like that," Mike Hedstrom, a lifelong resident of Northwood told WBZ.

"Houses are down, roofs are off, trees are down."

There are reports of people trapped in homes and in cars. Officials reported scores of homes damaged.

Ron Olson said he saw one house demolished after taking cover in his house near Northwood Lake in Epsom.

"Across the lake, there's a house that's just completely leveled. Gone. You can't even tell what color it was," he said about two hours after a violent storm ripped off a door and destroyed his picture window.

He said he was home with his wife when pounding rain began.

"Then there was a wicked, wicked loud noise -- like a train or a jet was landing on the roof," Olson said.

About 20 miles northeast, Lise Patrick also took shelter in her home in New Durham near Merrymeeting Lake.

"I'm shaken up but alive. I guess that's all that matters," Patrick, 64, said.

"All my trees are down. Part of my deck is gone. I can see lawn chairs and furniture floating in the lake," she said.


Officials are investigating reports of at least one tornado and funnel clouds in a line from Epsom and
Deerfield in the central part of the state, through Wolfeboro in the north and New Durham in the east.

"There was a line of destruction that went from roughly Deerfield through to the Alton, Wolfeboro line," State Emergency Management spokesman Jim Van Dongen told WBZ.

"We have damage to buildings, trees down, roads closed, power lines down."

Emergency officials were seeking rescue- and chainsaw-crews, paramedics and all terrain vehicles.

A Red Cross team was responding from Maine.


The National Weather Service briefly issued a tornado warning before noon and posted severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of four counties.

The Department of Transportation told WBZ's Karen Anderson Routes 4 and 107 in Deerfield have been shut
down because of trees down in the area. Route 28 in Alton, Route 109 in Wolfeboro, and Route 152 in Effingham
are also closed.
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