The derecho storm hit us between 10:30 and 11:30 pm last Friday
night. Immediately we lost power and cable/internet. Phone service
went out the next day but has since been restored. Other utilities will
not be so quick. Fortunately we have a generator so we have well
water, power to the freezer and refrigerator and the ability to cook.
No AC though and the temps have been really hot.
Today I'm at the library to check emails and post this.
to trees was horrible. We lost tops to countless tulip poplar trees
but fortunately for us none landed on the house. We had one dead tree
across the steepest part of the driveway which had to be cut apart by
Dan and Sarah with minimal assistance from me since I've been limited in
how much I can lift by my surgery. The grassy areas and flower beds
are littered with small branches again from mostly the poplars.
We will survive.
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Glad you are alive! What a mess you have, sorry to hear this. And you are not able to do much. Good that Sarah is there. Stay cool, hope you get power soon.
Steep, so sorry to hear about the storm. Haven't be on line anywhere very much and had no idea you got hit. Hope the power is back soon and thankful there was no structural damage.
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Steep -- sorry you had so much damage and inconvenience, but I'm glad you're unscathed. Sounds like you'll get the job of picking up the little branches that are littering the garden beds! Take it easy. I'd never heard the word "derecho" so had to look it up. Apparently comes from the Spanish for "direct", as that's what it is, a direct-line wind. Hope you never have another.
So glad you and yours are ok. Damage will last some time but the important things are intact. The damages from that storm have had and will have lots of lasting effects. With high temps and no air conditioning it can be really hard to muddle thru. Hang in there. Washcloths wetted down and frozen and worn around the neck or under a hat help lots.....good thing you have a generator for the necessities.
Is always good to be prepared for the worst. The little branches and such can wait. They'll still be there when you are healed.....
Steep so glad you are all safe. Never heard of that kind of storm before. Hopefully never will again. Take care.
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