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|Anya||Friday 17th of September 2004 04:38:06 PM|
|WeatherWatch - I just wanted to write to those that have been affected by the recent weather. I hope you are all safe and evacuated if needed (whether on the west or east or somewhere else).
Even here in the North, it took us 3 hours to get home today because three of the four possible roads were blocked by landslides and standing water. I can't even imagine how things are in the carribean and along the paths of this rough weather!
|jeuphony||Tuesday 21st of September 2004 07:52:17 PM|
| - How far north are you? Tennessee was spared for the most part, except for one town, which was under 6 feet of water. And then, of course, part of interstate 40 (from the Tennessee state line to North Carolina marker 20) went down the mountain. How bad was it there?|
|Anya||Tuesday 21st of September 2004 08:57:51 PM|
| - I'm in Pittsburgh, in the North Hills. Our neighborhood just had water drainage spewing fountains in the air, but a little closer to the river, whole towns got obliterated by water and yards rode out to the middle of streets. My dad couldn't get home for 4 hours from Oakland, and arrived with a "sears bolt" in his tire (you know the kind they secure refrigerators with?). I changed the flat for him, so we got away very lightly, we didn't have to pile the contents of our house out and start anew.
Mother nature seems so selective! I feel like it hits those, that are least able to deal with the damage :(
The casualty in Pittsburgh is that a deaf man got swept away with the flooding waters. We are still hoping that he was able to swim out. sigh*
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