STAY SAFE from Irene !

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Registered: 01-31-2001
STAY SAFE from Irene !
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Sat, 08-27-2011 - 8:55pm
I hope everyone can keep out of the path of Irene. It looks so scary. Please come check in when you can so we know you are ok. We are saying prayers here for people to be safe.
GIANT HUGS from the land downunder!
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Registered: 12-31-1998
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 12:16am
I was thinking of Kim and her roof today. While they probably won't get the high winds where they are, they could see a lot of rain & maybe some flooding because they've had so much rain already this summer.

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Registered: 11-09-2008
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 6:43pm

Yea! For once we are not in the path of the hurricane. Have been catching up with many friends and relatives recovering from the storm or still evacuated! So far, no terrible news from anyone...whew!

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Registered: 11-09-2008
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 6:50pm

Have you heard from Kim today?

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 7:34pm
No....... she did warn me that it looked like they would lose power so would be missing for several days. Hope we hear from her soon!

Mother nature needs to settle down for a while.

Glad to see you and Susanne here.
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 11:34pm

I must confess..it feels wierd worrying about the east coast and a hurricane instead of hunkering down here! Not complaining...just a comment. I am keepin Kim in my prayers and hope they fared OK. I've heard from sev friends who had flooded basements in NJ and Vt-waiting for the fire dept to come pump out the basements so they can assess the damage...prob lots of furnaces and washer/dryers and tools to be replaced...wondering about whether most had flood insurance.

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Registered: 12-09-2003
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 4:30pm

Hope we hear from Kim soon too Suzi.

I saw the damage bill on TV last night.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 7:21pm
I have never thought of the problems of a flooded basement and getting it pumped out as a basement is not common around here. Seems that it could be very expensive to replace appliances etc.
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Registered: 01-31-2001
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 7:53pm
Just answered this but it disappeared. We do have flood insurance, but what who knows what it actually 'really means'. Insurance companies are a law unto themselves.
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:59am

After Katrina, lots of insurance companies refused flood insurance payments saying the damage was caused by a "surge"-"an act of nature" not a flood...there were many class action suits and the companies were ordered to pay-it was a mess and many folks lost their "shirts" in the battle.

Up north, most houses have cellars and they are at least partially under ground-but for the most part most northern states have not experienced the amount of storm and storm surge from a hurricane like Irene-so much rain in such a short time and so much wind...

seems to me that we are all experiencing the wrath of mother nature in one way or another-or several ways..

a friend from North Carolina said that in the last several weeks, they have had an earthquake, a hurricane and now tornado warnings-plus wind and rain and flooding..fallen trees..loss of utilities, etc! Enough already!

Durn..whatever the lesson, I hope we get it soon!

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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 5:18pm
Sounds like the same definition of "flood" as here, whatever it takes to let the insurance companies off the hook.sigh. It does not seem fair.

Mose of the houses right around here are built on a solid slab of concrete on the ground, or rather on lots of compacted material making the ground even, so no basements. I would love one for the gas furnace instead of having it up in the roof.

I have to agree...mother nature we are listening....enough already, especially coming into bushfire season here!
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