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09/18/2003 Archived Entry: "Isabell Cometh"

Ok folks, here's the straight skinny:

Isabell is supposed to hit here in full force this evening. The weatherpeople are predicting that in the early going this area will see category I wind levels, which normally would just be fine, except our ground is so saturated with water right now, the trees are just waiting to fall over. In fact, the leading elements of the storm (which moved in yesterday afternoon) have already brought down on tree on top of a guys house camper and his house. Of course, that was on the Southside...and they're all pansies anyway. As one of our techs quipped, "If someone spits in Norfolk it floods."

We have four large trees in our yards, but hopefully the wind from the south will be blocked by the 100+ foot high landfill (bout time it did something useful) and the wind from the east will....well...blow them east, which is paralell to our house. Sucks to be the neighbors though. Our neighbors to the east have no large trees.

If past storms are any indication, power will be knocked out (that's not a probably, just a question of when and for how long). The last hurricane that came through knocked it out for the better part of a day, but that was a hurricane hitting within two weeks of another hurricane...so I don't know what's going to happen with this one. The storm should hopefully move out tonight, but I've told most of you to not worry unless you hear nothing from me by Sunday. Check comments to see if someone has heard from me after Sunday (assuming there's no journal entry)!

And, of course....Happy (Day Early) Birthday to me...hopefully I'll talk to you all soon.

Replies: 1 Unclean Mutant

You'll be fine. Did you get that Generator running yet?

Posted by Bearclaw @ 09/18/2003 07:24 PM EST

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