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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:03 AM
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DC Fire/EMS is no longer reporting tree falls due to volume
Edited on Sun Aug-28-11 12:04 AM by Recursion
Sticking to building damages now; several roofs and facades already, including the grad school at Georgetown U. Higher winds expected over the next 4 hours. Person trapped in car after tree fell on it. Stay safe, people.

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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:04 AM
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1. DC Fire and EMS....a world class agency run by a world class nincompoop.
Edited on Sun Aug-28-11 12:04 AM by FLAprogressive
Their chief is an asshole who tried to screw over the local union down here before crawling back to DC.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:05 AM
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3. Well said
Lions led by jackasses.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:04 AM
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2. Man, I really feel for those (like the one I just saw) who are trapped in their car by a tree.
Seriously, major good vibes going out to you folks.

PB
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:06 AM
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4. The lowest neighborhoods are some of the poorest, too
And they are on the north-facing upslope of Anacostia Heights which is taking the full force of the wind.
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 01:14 AM
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14. In Manhattan they are worried about the East River and there is public housing
all along that side of lower Manhattan, next to Alphabet City area. I heard in late afternoon that only 25% of the people had evacuated from there even though it is mandatory. They had a line of buses waiting for people to get in so they could take them somewhere safe, just sitting there empty.

It's not just the flooding and wind, but the fact that the elevators wouldn't work etc... In fact I believe I heard them say they were cutting the power to the buildings for safety reasons so those people are not going to be in a good position. Hope they all make it okay.

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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:07 AM
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5. Isn't that a second building damaged at Georgetown?
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:08 AM
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6. Same building; grad school of arts & sciences
The multiple rowhouse facade collapse is on R street (DuPont area). Three families evacuated, which must absolutely suck right now.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:11 AM
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7. I just saw it as I went down the thread
And you are right that sucks... also for the EMS crew assessing the guy in car.

Take care and stay safe
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:15 AM
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8. Thanks. Just saw a ladder drive by with everybody holding on to the side of it
Glad to know people like that have our back.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:17 AM
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10. I hope they mostly stay safe too
doing that is not that safe...
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:22 AM
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11. Yeah. Now a rescue just went by. No sirens in either one
But then again there's no traffic so they may not need them.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:16 AM
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9. Water overtopped SE/SW freeway (nt)
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:36 AM
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12. Oh that sucks... gas leak with tree blocking entrance of building
Edited on Sun Aug-28-11 12:36 AM by Recursion
Only a few blocks from me, too. Presumably where the ladder & rescue were headed.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 12:39 AM
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13. For your sake I hope that they get that one
under control fast...

:hi:
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 01:14 AM
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15. Fire in the Palisades
Edited on Sun Aug-28-11 01:16 AM by Recursion
That sounds not good.
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