Notes from Ned on Irene

NNNN Senior MemberPosts: 23,407 Senior Member
As I was sitting around here hot as Haties, I had all sorts of complaints I was waiting for power to come back on so I could cry about it on the forum. Then when systems came back up when we got power at 1730 today and got some national news about the devastation north of us, the Lord my God took favor on us. The pic's I'll add to this will soon show how good we had it.
Some folks had trees fall though their homes, as I was told; I have not been out of the neighborhood so I have no first hand knowledge. My son got within a foot of having water in the house when the wind shifted and the river went down. [ wind tide influence ]
The dammage to the garage is slight, once I get the tree off, it should not be a big issue; I'll see in the morning when I have a guy with a front end loader coming to take the strain off and cut it.
In one of the pic's, you will be able see I was not too upset since I was not wearing my shrimp shirt.
Anyway here are the pic's.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,407 Senior Member



    I appreciate the offers for help; this time it seems I might be able to fix it myself.


    Thanks again for the offers.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,040 Senior Member
    Glad it wasn't worse for you Ned :angel:
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,226 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    Glad it wasn't worse for you Ned :angel:

    Me too.

    That was one bad storm. I'm glad you made it through.
    Jerry

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,407 Senior Member
    Thanks all
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  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    Hey, Glad our Father in Heaven smiled on you all Ned. Great!!!!
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Glad you made it through with little damage ... I'll be heading down to Oriental this weekend to lend a hand on the aunt and uncle's place on Green's Creek. They had a fair surge but only a couple downed trees and truck loads of limbs and such. They know they lost whatever was in the fridge and freezer (that bait freezer was bad enough already). Anyway the eye was maybe 10 miles from their place so they were lucky also. Aunt Bobbie is saying "The season ain't over so we gotta keep on our toes" I hope she's wrong but they've had that place for 30 plus years and have been through this MANY times so she knows her stuff.
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,826 Senior Member
    Glad you and your shrimp shirt made it out OK my friend.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,907 Senior Member
    Glad the damage was minimal, and that you're all O.K. :up: Glad your son missed getting flooded again, too. If you need help, give a holler!
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,162 Senior Member
    Glad you only had mild damage, God figured you needed to add some wood to the wood pile.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,157 Senior Member
    Glad you guys made it through ok without too much damage.

    We lost power around 3am Sunday morning after being awoken by the distribution transformer down the street exploding. They were pretty quick to fix it though and got power back by 9pm that evening. When out walking the dog Sunday morning we think we figured out the problem...



    This was 4 houses down the street! They got pretty lucky, it fell about the safest way it could have possibly gone.
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  • Miss MaryMiss Mary Senior Member Posts: 654 Senior Member
    So glad you and Clean are ok and that the damage wasn't any worse than it was. You know we're here for you if you need anything, let us know.
  • ken55ken55 Senior Member Posts: 781 Senior Member
    Glad you and yours are okay, Ned.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,437 Senior Member
    Glad you all came through OK.
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,714 Senior Member
    Glad everything was OK Ned. Remember the Insurance adjuster is NOT your friend. If you need that roof repaired under your insurance policy make sure you get it all done right, and don't accept on the surface what the insurance guys tell you.

    Consider this a training run for any cat 3 or above storm ;)

    D
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,407 Senior Member
    Thanks again folks.


    Made the repair to the roof today, had to go cut a downed tree in #2 son's yard, and he came and helped put the evacuated room back together since Clean can't really work like that anymore.

    Cat 4 and I'm leaving.
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    All 'yall cleaning up and cutting up downed trees and limbs with chainsaws be V-E-R-Y C-A-R-E-F-U-L! I can tell you hands down from running logging operations that cutting storm damaged wood is about like substituting a broken beer bottle for toilet paper!!! Wood is twisted and under strain, and you think it looks normal.....until you cut into it. Insurance underwriters who insure loggers usually have a clause excluding coverage in cutting storm damaged wood, especially tornado downed timber, and you better believe that small tornados are very common in hurricane winds. Just be dang careful!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,407 Senior Member
    All 'yall cleaning up and cutting up downed trees and limbs with chainsaws be V-E-R-Y C-A-R-E-F-U-L! I can tell you hands down from running logging operations that cutting storm damaged wood is about like substituting a broken beer bottle for toilet paper!!! Wood is twisted and under strain, and you think it looks normal.....until you cut into it. Insurance underwriters who insure loggers usually have a clause excluding coverage in cutting storm damaged wood, especially tornado downed timber, and you better believe that small tornados are very common in hurricane winds. Just be dang careful!
    Yeah, the boy's tree was twisted some and that is the last tree I need to fool with; thanks for the warning.
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