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Old 09-11-2017, 08:20 PM
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No power in my 'hood, generator keeping the beer cold and my electronic devices charged.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:23 PM
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It was nerve racking last night/ this morning. Eye went over us as best I can tell since I've been out of power since 8:30 last night.
Lost 3-4 trees but the house made it.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:32 PM
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Never lost power, since we aren't on the grid. Had some rain coming in the back of the big cabin, several dead trees tried to hit the little cabin, one finally did. The little cabin survived fine. All in all, hurricanes still suck, but I think we did better up here than off the beach in Florida.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:20 PM
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Still no power.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:36 PM
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Still out of power here. Found out I've got a roof leak after a piece of sheet rock got soaked. Could have been worse. Thought and prayers for those who lost a lot.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:04 AM
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Out of power with generators purring. Strong winds and a lot of blowing debris, but only one nice sized limb grazed the house. We are all good!
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:12 AM
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North Florida here, while this has certainly been a prolonged event, we've had much worse thunderstorms. I do have a mess to clean up, but no significant damage. 2 Jenny's, 60 gallons of fuel, enough firewood to cook for a year, propane out the wazoo, food and water. Thank you to all the linemen working hard to get power back on.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:23 AM
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And now the fleet of lineman descend onto the grid of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Many thanks to all of them.

I've seen many worse thunderstorms. My deepest regards to those who lost a lot, but things could have been much worse. May'retta and Woodbury got by with only surface scratches. No one was hurt that I know of and all power is restored.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:43 AM
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We didn't lose any more trees in my section of the neighborhood, thank goodness. The 5-6 that we did lose gave me enough gray hairs to last me a good while, especially the one that narrowly missed landing on the neighbor's roof.

We've been without power solidly since 6PM, and the only real complication is that my dry ice hypothesis didn't pan out like I would have liked so the wife is our right now looking for bagged ice like we didn't plan ahead at all. Some complications with using mobile hotspots to get VPN connections, so work is more difficult than it would normally be, but if that's all we really have to deal with then it's not bad. Hopefully keeping the ice blocks I put in the fridge last night and the door closed on it and the freezer have us sorted. We've got a gas range, charcoal, and food we can make on both even if we lose some of the other perishables. Hopefully the power outage doesn't last much longer than today or tomorrow. Things could get a little more interesting if it does go longer.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:53 AM
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north Georgia mountains here...we lost power for about an hour last night..all is well.

god bless.........
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:54 AM
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Got enough ice to put the perishables we need on it in the cooler, and the ice blocks in the fridge have worked out perfectly. It's still nice and cold in there and the blocks are still mostly solid and in contact with the food we're worried about. No doubt the trash guys are going to be dealing with a lot of stinking cans from perished food when service resumes.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:12 AM
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Other than losing power for a while we cruised through OK. We didn't lose a single tree, which is amazing in itself. Sat there all afternoon watching the tree tops spinning round and round but other than branches nothing came down. The rest of the Hood didn't fare so well. Lot's of trees down.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:28 AM
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Been without power since Sunday at 7. Word is some could be without for up to three weeks.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:09 PM
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Didn't loose power in Monroe Until 11:00pm.
Came back on about 6:15am
Just slept for a while.
Woke up, checked the tube then the roof.
Looks like just a bunch of top and small dead limbs
here. If that's all I find, I'll be happy.

XGF is still out of power and has been since before noon
yesterday in Conyers. They have BIG trees down all over.
Infrastructure there sucks anyway. May be a while for her.

She won't come here. Won't leave her precious 27 y/o son there.
He is not welcome here so I recon she can sit without power.

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:34 PM
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I still can't say I have survived yet.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:00 PM
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My Folks, brother, four sisters some cousins and all their kids and grandkids rode it out in Bradenton.............this is the first time in almost 50 years that the need to even board up was felt and done. My parents and a sister live in the same park. They left there and went to my sisters sturdier house and power went out about 8:30 that night, but no damage. I talked to my dad the AM after and he was at the mobile home and said it was 100% in tact and the power was still on; My sister's was too. Barely any flooding, but about every 4th carport got ripped off, so there was a good bit of damage around them.

My son was freaked out up here because we lost the internet and wifi last night........

I can confirm, it stunk!!

Tragedy, but it was back on by about 10 this AM. Sorry to make light and hope every one's damage was minimal.

I was kind of freaked out for a bit, but a calmness came to me as the storm dead headed towards Bradenton..............then it went NE and spared my family. Dont tell me prayers dont work........Plenty were sent and many were answered
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:28 PM
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Been without power since Sunday at 7. Word is some could be without for up to three weeks.
My lights just came on after being off 30 hours. Can't imagine going 3 weeks in Florida without power. Good Luck to you. Hope it's quick for getting your power back on.
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north Georgia mountains here...we lost power for about an hour last night..all is well.

god bless.........
Power was out from Clermont all the way up 129 to just inside the Cleveland city limit this afternoon. I went back out Hwy 115 to Duncan Bridge toward Cornelia. 4-way traffic signal was dark at Duncan Bridge and 254. The South end of White Co took a beating.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:34 AM
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Still don't have power. Hopefully it will be back on some time tomorrow.
Tree down next door and we are on a low traffic, low priority street.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:41 AM
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Power still out here, between Dahlonega and Dawsonville. Hadn't seen any crews out and we do have several broke power poles and snapped lines in scattered out places. Lots of cutting to get out but nobody hurt and all is good.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:05 AM
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Still no outside power here, but generators are doing an awesome job. Just turned on water heater and it is pulling the load. Man, a hot shower will be awesome!
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:25 AM
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Power came back on for us around 415 or so, just as my work laptop was getting ready to die and I was about to pull the plug on tethering on my cell phone. All the food survived thanks to the ice blocks I put in the fridge and ice my wife got yesterday. Man, it felt good to feel the fans going again and to have noise in the house other than wind. I like the silence of a cool breezy day like that in the house, but when it's forced on me it just doesn't sit as well.

Here's to hoping that the rest of you all get power soon and that any damage wasn't severe.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:01 AM
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My lights just came on after being off 30 hours. Can't imagine going 3 weeks in Florida without power. Good Luck to you. Hope it's quick for getting your power back on.
Thanks. Duke Energy sent out a text this morning saying Sunday at best.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:21 AM
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Thanks. Duke Energy sent out a text this morning saying Sunday at best.
Dang. Y'all got one big hot mess down there all over the state. Hope they get you back up and going as quick as they can.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:18 PM
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I'm in east Bradenton, Fl. South and east of Tampa.
The eye missed us by about 30 miles to the east. They say it was a marginal cat 3.
I lost 1/2 dozen cap shingles and a lot of spanish moss. My brother in town (west of me) lost 5 trees in his yard so I spent yesterday and most of today helping him.
I lost power for about 12 hours but some still don't have it back (lent out my generators to a few).
God bless to all who are in harms way.
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