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RE: Post 2013 ice storm photos

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by firefighterjake, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Haven't lost power . . . very fortunate considering the amount of ice on the trees and lines still.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    You are very fortunate. That storm would have us out of power for a week.
  3. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I've heard half of Waldo County where I live is still without power . . . including some of my relatives . . . so yeah, very fortunate. I've already extended an offer to have them come over to shower, re-charge phones, etc. and have offered out the use of my generator. So far no one has taken me up on the offers though.
  4. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    i have relatives in Waldo county and they are out still
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Latest report I saw said our county and Kennebec County were among the worse affected . . . in the first round Washington County and points downeast got hammered.

    I think I escaped the worse of it due to Unity's inland location vs. towns located closer to the coast.
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    During our 12 years in Northern Virginia, we experienced more than one ice storm. An ice storm is a completely miserable, very destructive, life threatening event. Already there are reports of Carbon Monoxide deaths. Happens every time. So sad. :(
  7. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    could very well be Jake...my cousins are in Searsport right on the coast
  8. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Got power, cable and interwebz back last night, between Searsport and Bucksport ........ Try to get some pics on this weekend
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    One CO poisoning and death two towns over from me . . . and there was an elderly couple who were poisoned but the good news is it sounds as though they will survive.
  10. burnham

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    I just got back last night from working that storm, I was in Calias and the surrounding towns for a week. They got hammered. We worked 6 18 hour days and had just about everyone back in power. Nobody complained, dozens of people went out of their way to stop and thank us. It wasn't what I had in mind for Christmas, but the people of Maine made it worthwhile.
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  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I never lost power . . . but on behalf of folks that did . . . thank you.
  12. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Almost 2 weeks since the storm, took these yesterday .......

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  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Supposed to be a warm up today and rain tomorrow Hoss . . . may help some with the ice, but some of those trees are not going to straighten back up. Tried to cut out a trail that I typically use to access the snowmobile ITS trail. Spent about a day on the project before giving up . . . it was so bad that I lost the trail at one point.
  14. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, they're s'posed to close the bridge today to get more ice off . Dunno if it will be open tomorrow or not, may hafta take another Monday off. Took last one off 'cuz they had it closed, no desire to commute 50 miles each way.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Trktrd Feeling the Heat

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    We lost power for 6 days.

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  17. mepellet

    mepellet Minister of Fire

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    While Calais is quite a ways away from me and I luckily kept my power for the duration of the storm, I'd still like to thank you for being away from your family and helping us Mainers! The neighborhood behind me lost power for a couple days and when the out of state utility trucks slowed down in front of my house and we were just about ready to sit down for a hard homemade hot dinner, I was ready to run out and invite them in to dinner. They continued on down the new road, never to be seen again. :(

    So, thanks again!
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