Last night the STL area got hit by a MAJOR storm system. Straight line winds 75 mph +
It is said there were 450,000 people w/o power. We are still this morning without power as well and my Grandmothers nursing home (on generator atm). It has been 14 hours without power now. There is still no eta.
Driving to work this morning I saw hundreds of downed trees, some on houses, some on cars, many accidents, bricks torn from several buildings and thrown onto the street.
Some buildings collapsed, and a roof flew off into the middle of a highway. Several overturned Tractor Trailers on the highways, trees uprooted, and lightposts blown over.
For more info here is one site:
I reccommend their photo gallery here (#31 was broken, I had to go to the address bar and manually change it to the next):
http://ksdk.com/news/gallery/photogalle ... gid=100575
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Seriously... glad you are alright, and I hope they restore power soon! Gosh, and I'm glad your grandmama's place has a generator!
/hugs to Skratz, Survivor of Storms, Vanquisher of Mighty Winds!
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No in all seriousness, I'm glad you are ok in all of this storm stuff other than power. I'm glad your car/house didn't get hit with a tree! I hope all others you know and care about are ok as well and things recover quickly. I hope to see you back soon mighty Beastlord, I think my SA is running out
Glad to hear you're okay though. Catch up on some sleep Mr. Works-too-hard!
Hope Tacvi went well, how far did we get?
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Being without power sucks, but at least you have water. Being without water is unbearable.
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Hmm...you just reminded me of a night in Oct. 1989 when I was living in Monterey, CA and the town lost power due to an earthquake (the one that made the Bay Bridge in S.F. collapse). I went into the local Sheraton (now a Marriott) to make a call to my mom and let her know I was ok (the hotel had auxiliary power on-premises). While I was waiting in the lobby for my best friend to finish talking to his folks, I met these three Swiss girls.Goofydoofy wrote: Being without power does suck. Can be life threatening for some. Can be a sexual adventure for others.
I'll just let you guys imagine the rest.
Even if I did have a battery back-up, when we lose electricity, we usually lose cable as well, so I would go LD anyway.
When the storm seemed to have passed and cable was gone, I figured I would defrag. Then we lost power and I lost a file needed to boot windows, oh joy. Wasted 2 hours last night fixing that mess, then defraggin Still no cable as of this morning = no interenet at home. I am hoping to get it back today, but I am really just thankful to have electricity at home now. Mom-inlaw and grandpa are staying with us till their power gets restored. Hopefully it will be soon!