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Some Storm Pics

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Here's just a few I've taken the last few days. Nothing too spectacular and don't bitch about the quality, it's a cheap camera the wife got me so I can beat the **** out of it.....................:D

    First, a little artsy fartsy pic:
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    Some of the trees that came down due to the ice:
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    Power poles with the lines still attached I came across yesterday:
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    Another pseudo artsy fartsy pic, all the shiny stuff is ice:
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    You can see what kind of ice build up we've had. This was yesterday, in the afternoon after having the sun out, although it didn't get too much above freezing:
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    Although it's blurry, you can see the ice built up on the power lines:
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  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    That's just a small representation of how many poles and lines went down. I was going to go down another road that had about a mile straight of lines and poles down, but didn't get out there before dark.

    The crews they have brought up to help out have been kicking major ass. They are out in day and night, freezing ass cold getting the mess cleaned up.
     
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    Is that in Ok?
     
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    doesn't look Ok to me...:D

    Rene
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Wow!!! Lucky for us, we never get ice storms like that up this way. Although a few years back, half of Eastern Canada got the crap kicked out of them by a similar storm. IIRC, some people were without power for over 3 weeks!!! :yikes:

    Yup, I'll take two feet of snow and -20 over that crap anyday........
     
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    At least you could put the beer outside to keep it cold:haha:
     
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    are you back in business yet, got heat?

    A number of years ago, we had an ice storm, and was out for 10days....many out of state crews came to help. They worked round the clock for about 4 days, then 16 hours a day til finished......great guys.
     
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    tax dollars, hard at work... LOL


    nice pics bubba, not too bad! im sure glad we dont have ice storms here in florida, unless i pull a frosty mug outta the freezer...
     
  9. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Yup, power came back Sunday evening. A couple of other towns got power back a few hours later...........................................

    But one of my coworkers who lives right outside of the town that didn't lose power still didn't have power as of last night and the only thing he had was heat. No water, nothing. Another one lives in a town about 20 miles away from me and they didn't get power back until last night.
     
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    I hate ice storms,we get them too.
     
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    I remember those growing up in Denton, luckily we get mostly snow here. Ice storms suck
     
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    that ****s crazy!!!!! i love pice #3..it says it all
     
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    those line guys are worth a $100.00 an hour +...the crap they work in is nuts.:eek1:
     
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    Thats not tax dollars... last time i checked power companys were independant...
     
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    Pretty amazing stuff, miles and miles of ice on every surface. Do you know if Oklahoma is flying the CAP looking for stranded people and livestock?
     
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    i hope they are.ice storms are the worst.you can;t hardly walk to the garage.let alone the store.we had one 3 years ago and as soon as they fixed a line a tree would lose a branch from the weight and no power again.
     
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    I can only imagine the disaster if that kind of storm landed in Denver Metro area. Good thing it's in a rural county.
     
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    caos in the streets. i tell ya.people can't handle a little trouble.i have two trucks and a generator.with lots O gas for the power putter outter.:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: plus i stock food.so i sit back and watch the show.:D
     
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    This was part of the storm that slammed Denver. The last storm that slammed Denver, we got it too. The only thing is that by the time it hit Denver, all of the rain changed over into snow.

    I don't really know if they are flying, but they are over in NM, up in CO and up in Kansas. Read a report earlier that they are trying to airlift feed to stranded cattle, but have a chopper problem due to Iraq.

    The ag is definitely taking a big hit on this one. The area between the western Panhandle and Raton, NM is still one of the most desolate areas of the country with lots of cattle. The roads out there when it gets like this takes forever to clear up. I've noticed that a lot of the flooding I have seen in our area happens to be wheat fields.
     
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    I understand it was the second storm, we kept a close eye on it but only got 7" of heavy wet snow. I meant that if we had a heavy ice storm of that magnitude in the urban corridor with widespread power outages it would be a complete disaster. We had a very mild ice storm along the front range back around 94. They were picking up trees and debris for months. Power was out for a few days and people were screaming bloody murder. The ice volume was insignificant compared to what your in the middle of down there.
     

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