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Old 09-11-2017, 07:51 PM
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Default **** General Weather Discussion Thread #8 2017***

First off, Thank you Walton EMC.

Man I can't imagine being up in buckets in this wind working on the power to keep things crankin here in Walton County.

You guys rock.
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Over here in Sutallee we've gotten very little wind all afternoon/evening. I'm hoping it stays that way.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:07 PM
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:11 PM
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It's been rockin in rockdale county. Lost power about 3 o'clock. Still off. Road up to get ice and there's trees down everywhere. One in the back of the neighborhood took down power lines
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Power off in Monroe County since 11am
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:17 PM
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Starting to rock and roll in chatsworth. Power still on. I've seen worse wind here but it's pretty strong.
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Tornado is missing my work site we have trailer city offices good it went north.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:28 PM
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First off, Thank you Walton EMC.

Man I can't imagine being up in buckets in this wind working on the power to keep things crankin here in Walton County.

You guys rock.
Jackson EMC here.....I don't know how my power stayed on and only flickered or was out for short spans. When we lose power it's usually out for a while.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:43 PM
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My 4g data service isn't working. Maybe to much traffic? My roommate has a hot spot but it is spotty. I can log on one minute and not be able to the next
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:49 PM
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I still have power, but allot of folks do not . I'm lucky no big gust here just heavy rain in 30813
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Amazed at the down trees and debris around Lake Oconee. Not sure how we fared in Darien.
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First off, Thank you Walton EMC.

Man I can't imagine being up in buckets in this wind working on the power to keep things crankin here in Walton County.

You guys rock.
I thought for sure when mine went out the first time it would be out for the duration. Never would I thought they would put buckets in the air in those winds.

Cheers to Walton EMC and the other electric crews out there.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:15 PM
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I can`t speak for the EMC`s and contractors, but Georgia Power has a safety rule that the boom can`t leave the cradle on a bucket truck if the wind is 30 mph or over.

That didn`t mean we quit working. That`s when we put on our hooks and belt and climbed everything. No matter the weather conditions.

I know it ain`t easy, but be patient. Those men are working around the clock to get power restored to everyone as fast as they safely can.
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Well, we made it through the worst of the storm with power. I believe the wind is supposed to kick back up as we catch the backside of this monster. Lots of folks around here without power. Some lost power last night, but most lost it this morning. Some getting it back this evening.

Big limbs down all over town. As expected, the pecan tree dropped a big limb in our backyard, but thankfully it missed our power line and the neighbor's.
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It's slacked off considerably here in the last 30 min.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:33 PM
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I can`t speak for the EMC`s and contractors, but Georgia Power has a safety rule that the boom can`t leave the cradle on a bucket truck if the wind is 30 mph or over.

That didn`t mean we quit working. That`s when we put on our hooks and belt and climbed everything. No matter the weather conditions.

I know it ain`t easy, but be patient. Those men are working around the clock to get power restored to everyone as fast as they safely can.


Around here in my neck of the woods most of them don't look climbable due to everything else on the poles. Thankfully the power here has only flickered. Have a buddy that is a fleet mechanic for a utility contractor they told him to pack a bag.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:36 PM
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Around here in my neck of the woods most of them don't look climbable due to everything else on the poles. Thankfully the power here has only flickered. Have a buddy that is a fleet mechanic for a utility contractor they told him to pack a bag.


They can climb through all the underbuild on those poles. It`s something else to hold on to.
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Got a call from Jackson county fire dept about an hour ago. Old tin roof has been peeled off one corner of my 30 year old office. Not much to be damaged on the inside just a pain in the rear. Will see what repairs need to be done in the morning!
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EMC here put out a statement saying don't expect them to be out until the wind dies down.

We haven't lost power, but it's flickered most of the evening. Still got 22mph sustained winds and gusting above 30-35. Probably won't ease up until 3:AM here.

2 residents across the street have trees down in their yards. Best I can tell, the only casualty is a privacy fence. Got debris all over my back yard from the trees. I bet I know what the majority on this forum will be doing this weekend.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:00 PM
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Walton EMC put us back in business not too long ago. Not too long after the Mexican.

Had to go to Buford because my Boston Terrier puppy broke his leg about 3:15 and our normal vet had closed.

The amount of debri, limbs, trees and wires down is incredible between Dacula and Buford. I will get some pics up soon.

There were some gust here that were flat out impressive.
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Folks, we dodged a bullet to some extent to be honest. It could've been much worse had this storm not diminished significantly as it came north out of FL. The back side of it got tore up mostly.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:14 PM
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Lake Lanier/Gainesville here. Wow. I don't have a good feel for windspeed but it was strong from 2-9. Several times I had the CensoredCensoredCensoredCensoredCensoredCensoredCe nsoredCensored pucker factor on 9. I can't imagine what the main lake was like today!
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:38 PM
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Been without power since 9:30 AM down here in Dodge county. Quite a few trees down but no real damage to homes. Ocmulgee EMC is out working and already has one main line from my substation up and running. They came by my house about 30 minutes ago checking lines and I told them about a line break about a half mile away. They always do a good job here in restoring power. One blessing for us was the contractors just cleared our power line right of ways this year. That greatly reduced the amount of limbs and stuff to cause breaks and shorts. Kudos to the linemen, they are earning their pay tonight.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:42 PM
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Wind got very high from about 6 am until noon in Coffee Co, Ga, I'm sure some gusts were 70+mph. Reports of 9-10 inches of rain. Lots of trees and power lines down. At mid-morning it was reported that 46,000 of Satilla EMC's 58,000 customers were out. Our power went out at 10am, my next door neighbor works for the EMC. His wife said that at best it would be sometime tomorrow before we are back on.

The wife and I, plus 6 people from church that evacuated from mobile homes are hanging out. I have the genny running so we can cook, see and flush. We had no damage to the house and yard, just a lot of debris. Lots of trees down in the Branch and a couple in the pasture. No one hurt. We are blessed!
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