Yesterdays storms - everybody ok?

Shorts

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We got slammed pretty hard yesterday by the storm moving in. Lost trees, flashing from the house, shingles went crazy (but stayed in tact) and power was out for 3 hours. The damage this storm did here was amazing for a summer storm. We don't know if we got hit by a tornado over the lake or if it was just winds but it was awesome.

I have video here I'm going to try to download from my phone.

Hope everyone came out alright from this storm. It hit hard.
 

navyguy

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Hope your new house didn't take it too bad, and if so, I hope it's all covered by your insurance.

Some areas got it way worse than others. We're maybe 10 - 12 miles from you, and although we had some high winds and lots of rain, only leaf clusters got blown off the trees. A branch did come off of a Bradford Pear tree just outside my fence but didn't hit anything. (A good fart will blow branches off those threes) We did have 4 1/2 inches in the rain gauage this morning, and it's starting to rain again. :eek:
 

Shorts

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Hope your new house didn't take it too bad, and if so, I hope it's all covered by your insurance.

Some areas got it way worse than others. We're maybe 10 - 12 miles from you, and although we had some high winds and lots of rain, only leaf clusters got blown off the trees. A branch did come off of a Bradford Pear tree just outside my fence but didn't hit anything. (A good fart will blow branches off those threes) We did have 4 1/2 inches in the rain gauage this morning, and it's starting to rain again. :eek:

It rained ALL. NIGHT. LONG. I'm sleepy today for sure. I'm a light sleeper so any distraction keeps me awake.


I think I'm going to work on those trees today. Get them off the fence.
 

40Arpent

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The house is ok. The neighbors said they watched out shingles act like flaps on an airplane
Get a qualified roofer to inspect the roof...you probably have some damage not visible from the ground (or by the untrained eye). The next storm you encounter could be disastrous.
 

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Get a qualified roofer to inspect the roof...you probably have some damage not visible from the ground (or by the untrained eye). The next storm you encounter could be disastrous.

The kick in the groin is we just did for the inspection in May.


...And it just started raining...again lol I so should have had my rain collection reservoir in place for this!
 

MadMo44Mag

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Wow that sucks Shorts but I'm glad y'all are ok.
Houses can be fixed or replaced.
Lots of rain and no sleep due to my chicken Australian Shepard.
About 12;30 I got a 70lbs dog right to the mid-section.
Had to go sleep on the couch and let her lay right beside me so she would calm down.
No damage other than leafs stripped off the trees - I think- lol!
 

Shorts

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crazy puppies!


Yeah, we're good. Got to look at the silver lining though. At least my lawn gets some water. Our sprinkler system has no power to the control panel right now (fingers crossed it's the 9v battery inside) so I missed my weekly watering. This is free!
 

navyguy

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Those trees are going to be heavier they they look. I was barely able to move that one branch I had to deal with (about 4" dia). Of course I was bare footed and slipping and sliding in mud! You're going to need a chain saw for sure.

Bright side, you're grass will appreciate the extra sun light...
 

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