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Some Sandy Pictures

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Flatbedford, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    A motoryacht was washed up on the railroad tracks a few miles from me during the storm. This is not my picture.
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    It has since been removed and is now in a rail yard near me.
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    I think the caption would be something like. "Yeah, we've got your boat here, please come pick it up ASAP"
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  2. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    saw a lot of this in Katrina aftermath...somebody's big investment...
  3. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    It's crazy to see where things end up after a storm.
  4. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Looks like its in good shape! I wonder?
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I'm thinking there's got to be some bottom damage after landing on the tracks. I'm guessing the railroad guys weren't that gentle with it either. It was still there on that rail car Monday.
  6. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Some pics from my block...

    My house is on the other side of the downed trees, dead end road.

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    The kids inspecting one of four root balls on my neighbor's property. You can see some of the other downed trees in the background.

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    This is what most of the power lines on my block look like. Out of 6 poles, 4 have to be replaced.

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    The top half of a pine hung up on the wires in the middle of the only road to our area. It was there for three days.

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    Then the nor'easter hit. One of the old farms near me.

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    8 Days after Sandy and the northeaster's snow brought down a bunch of these hangers. This one is over the main road.

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    KaptJaq
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  7. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    What a mess for all you folks in all the areas hit. I wish you the best in the recovery and road back to normal. Hopefully you will see some benefit from it in the future and the utility crews will leave you with a newer, and stronger system than you had.
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I think right now all we are getting is a patched together system. The bean counters must still think repairs are cheaper than upgrades. Either that or there will be some serious clear cutting along the roads.
  9. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    Since our Ice Storm in 1998, there does seem to be a better clearance in some areas by the utilities. But then you see some other areas that the trees are not trimmed back far enough.
  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    They did some major tree cutting in the summer of 2010 on my street. Since then we have have lost power twice due to the trees within 100 yards of each other that they didn't trim. Last October for 5 days and 11 days and counting this October.

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