If anybody else lives in southern Ohio or the KY,WV area take shelter and check on your loved ones. These storms are worst then what came thru friday night. Stay safe and I hope nobody losses power for very long! If you are in those areas and lose power the are cooling stations and shelter being set up thru the tri-state area. Check WSAZ.com for a list of places.
OT: Hope everybody here in southern ohio,ky,wv area are safe during this new storm.
I'm in southern Ohio for the weekend, and the worst seems to be over. It was bad for a few minutes, but it's been gone for about an hour and things seem calm again. Hopefully that's the case and the weather holds for a bonfire this evening (if I can find some dry wood).
That's not happening. Oh well, beer, wine, couple friends and a TV and I'm happy. Hope everyone else is okay this evening.
I can't even figure it out from the post you're replying to.
he's askin how to get weed good weed aka chron and hes in a very good spot to get it but, no I have zero idea gave that up a long time ago
Broke my storm door partially Friday, finished the job off tonight
I will give everyone in that part of the country the same advice that I give to folks here in the DTE Energy service territory - always report your outage and encourage your neighbors to do the same. Don't go within 20 feet of downed lines and stay back from anything that is conductive.
Hopefully, everyone is safe and sound.
Usually you just have to jiggle the wires a little and it'll fix itself.
Your hands wet before touching the wire.
Truth be told, if you really wanted to go all out with conductivity, you'd do even better to cover your hands in cream cheese or latex paint. I am actually not joking. Oddly enough, most sodas conduct a little better than water too.
Or is there a horrible bagel breakfast electrician story in there somewhere?
(I know my tax dollars went to a government grant to pay to find that out...)
And the question is....would the NCAA allow electrocution like that?
What if the downed line is within 20 feet of your front door? It's not my house drop, but goes to a street light down the block. It's not really down, but hanging about 2 feet off the ground. We've been out since Friday evening and the projected repair date is this Friday. Good times. At least we have hot water for showers and a camp stove. That's more than many have.
I do hope you are OK but I had to laugh that you are using cell-phone power to be on mgoblog in the middle of a natural disaster. You sir win mgoblogger of the week!
I must admit I was at work during my earlier post but I am on the smartphone now. The biggest pain is that my wife's phone won't charge in the truck for some reason so I have to charge mine then switch batteries and charge mine again. That and the heat are the worst issues, so I'd say we got off pretty easy.
Glad to hear you are doing OK. Glad you are still mgobloggin'
Actually, I am surprised that they wouldn't cut overhead streetlight secondary in the clear and worry about fixing them after the area was restored. At least here, the streetlights are a 120V system. Do you have ingress / egress issues from the property as a result? Hopefully, you're back up before Friday though - glad to hear you are doing OK under the circumstances.
We still have one tree in the lines in the rear alley too. My neighbor's tree that took out the streetlights just needs cut down. I can use the front ok. We usually go in and out from the garage behind the house anyway. Our daughter is being a trooper.
my wife's in a plane entering the storm east of lexington. hopefully it's not too bad up there.
Definitely not as organized of a system as Friday's bow echo event, but be careful nonetheless (especially if you are in eastern KY or the far western portion of VA). The MCS on Friday maintained hurricane-force winds accross several states and maintained severe intensity from Illinois all the way to the Atlantic coast!
I drove from Cleveland to Charlottesville today. It was crazy to see how many places are still without power. There were crazy lines for gas in west virginia and portions of virginia since only a few stations had power. Saw several cars out of gas on the side of 64. Be safe everyone.
I was in Huntington, WV for a wedding actually this weekend. Friday was unreal, the wind was screaming. Most of the power in the tri-state was out for a solid day or two.
Northwest Indiana here and we have had three straight days of bad storms coming through. The rain is nice since its been drought like for the last two months but the hail and 50 mph winds aren't necessary.
All this rain keeps missing Michigan. We need some with only 1 measly inch last month.
I was at Cedar Point when the storms hit. We were two people away from the front car on Top Thrill Dragster, when the ride closed down. We checked the weather and saw the front coming in, and promptly left our prime queue location, and sprinted to our car. We were in the downpour for a few seconds before making it to the car. It was a close call and a great decision.
I was visiting a friend in College Park, Md on Friday and the wind started going crazy just as we were going into a liquor store, so much dust blowing we could barely see. The power went out while we were in the liquor store and the owner kicked us out so quick we thought we were gonna get shot. My friend still didn't have power as of 2:00 pm today when I left him. Driving around the area was crazy as all the lights were out, saw so many crashed cars that it seemed that just driving around in the outages was the biggest danger.
It was a pretty crazy situation to be in.
It stormed pretty hard yesterday morning (Sunday), and then it crawled back up into the 90's. Now, the forecast is for 100+ today through Wednesday. What is strange is that we haven't had many storms at all this season, but I'm afraid that all this heat is going to be cracked with a massive super-cell after all the heat energy is built up.
My mom's house in Fairfax County, VA, has been out of power since Saturday, I believe (she's been in NYC and Philly all weekend). She asked her neighbor to check on her cats :)