DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7879 posts, RR: 14 Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
Well the storm has come and gone. Power went out here in Charlottesville @ around 5:30pm EDT and didn't come back on until 4:42 am EDT. Haven't yet checked the damage to the perishables in my fridge, though I suspect the ice cream melted and the milk is iffy at best. At least the beer wasn't in any danger. The Washington Post is reporting that some 4.1 million customers were without power in the mid-Atlantic region at some point, about 1.6 million were customer of Virginia Dominion Power (including myself).
I hope everyone that was in the storm's path is safe and damage was minimal. Just wanted to hear your stories from the night.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Ybacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
Surprisingly not too bad here (NJ). One tree fell in my backyard, smaller brances and leaves everywhere though. My power never went out, but it did blink off momentarily a number of times. Down the road from me there is a large tree lying on the power lines though, and the other direction the phone company has been working all day on a jungle of cables that need to be restrung. Somehow being right in the middle I missed most of it.
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Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4409 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
Power here where I lived at in Virginia Beach went out but thanks to the generators we had, power was on 24 hours....in fact, I didnt even know that we lost power til I looked at the parking lots wondering why there were no street lights.