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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #140 on: September 13, 2017, 02:07:59 pm »
I'm back up and running. A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE LINEMEN.
 It could have been way worse so I am not going to complain.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #141 on: September 13, 2017, 02:43:45 pm »
I just went out to pick up my friend Charleys remains. There were 25-30 out of town power co line trucks  parked in the Lowes lot and and 15-20 out of state ambulances at the county EOC.
Still many without power around here.
Suns out and not a cloud in the sky. I'm actually going to have to turn on my lawn sprinklers tonight.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #142 on: September 13, 2017, 05:33:58 pm »
Got my power back about noon today. No damage on my place that I have seen yet, just twigs and small branches down everywhere. I basically had a 52 hour refresher course in electric power appreciation! :)
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #143 on: September 14, 2017, 03:53:22 am »
 

 
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #144 on: September 14, 2017, 04:23:42 am »
Well, I'm glad that is over with and everyone got through it. Now the cleanup and fix up, work safe.

We usually get water of those storms up here, but so far nothing significant and been sunny here for a week. No water in sight.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #145 on: September 14, 2017, 05:52:44 am »
Kbeitz - there will be some Canadian pole dancers joining the clean-up crews:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3725262/nb-crews-florida-hurricane-irma/

Hats off to our Southern friends - it looks like you've managed a natural disaster with flying colours!
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #146 on: September 14, 2017, 10:55:20 am »
We have been wide open for ththe last three days here in savannah, GA. Looks like we have about got it all back on but we will be moving south to bunswick where there is still 25,000 out


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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #147 on: September 14, 2017, 04:01:49 pm »
In Brunswick, allow me to suggest Southern Soul BBQ  on St Simons. If you find yourself over that way.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #148 on: September 14, 2017, 04:34:07 pm »
I for one very much appreciate the power line folks.  So bucknwfl, thank you very much.  I've spent the week so far helping other folks get their properties cleaned up.  One person said she thought this storm was worse than others.  I can only compare to Hurricane Matthew and Savannah got it's rear-end kicked with that storm  I haven't seen the level of damage from Irma that compares to Matthew.  The big live oak limb that fell actually hit the ground first and then laid against the roof.  I whacked at it yesterday and the only damage is a divot in the ground.  Everyone be safe and we'll continue special prayers for those very much hurt by this storm.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #149 on: September 15, 2017, 09:01:26 am »
They are working like dogs here with 185k still without power in Pinellas county.

Watched a caravan of out of state ambulances and rescue trucks head back north yesterday. There were probably 50 all in a line lights and sirens people were waving. Quite a sight.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #150 on: September 15, 2017, 10:39:50 am »
 

 
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« Reply #151 on: September 15, 2017, 06:51:08 pm »
Thanks savannahdan

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #152 on: September 16, 2017, 07:19:32 pm »
Andries,
During Hurricane Matthew I worked with some of the Gagnon crews from NB.  They were a great group of hard working guys.  Some where retired that come back and work during storms like this.  They all hit ground running and after finishing one job were ready for the next.

They were on their way to Fl then as I recall but flooding and issues blocked their path and they were released to come help down near Darlington SC.

It is dangerous work and the linemen must stay focused. Thanks Bucknwfl and others!

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #153 on: September 20, 2017, 03:04:37 pm »
Our son in law is a lineman.  He worked 106 hours last week repairing hurricane damage.  Restoring power to their last customer, they used a swamp buggy to haul in poles to an address in the Green Swamp.

Several of my neighbors and I had a lot of trees blown over or broken off but none of us had any significant structure damage.  The ground was already saturated when Irma arrived.  Irma blew for a long time and brought about an additional foot of rain.
 

  A few blown over and broken trees covering boat trailers and a shed.
 

  One of 8-10 oaks that took out the 80 something yo neighbor's electricity and access to her house.  A couple of younger neighbors and I cleared a path to her house.
 

  This hawk had been hunkered down somewhere during the storm and was not going to be bothered by me.
 

  The cattle barn at school lost 25 or so metal roof panels.
 

  I still have to finish cleaning up this live oak that fell by the mill shed and kiln.  This is kind of like petting a rattle snake with all of the tension and potentially dangerous situations removing limbs.  You may be able to see one of our trailers which got smashed a bit by the tree when it split.
 

  We have had two fires burning for nine days now getting rid of debris.

Internet and cable was finally restored today and all of my neighbors' have electricity again as of yesterday.  I have not seen many pictures of SW Florida but I am certain they have a lot of damage based on the duration and the strength of the storm here.  The school kids are sending a semi load of livestock/pet feed and supplies south next week.

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #154 on: September 20, 2017, 03:36:32 pm »
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« Reply #155 on: September 20, 2017, 04:36:52 pm »
Thank you for the compliment Danny.  I am glad to have reliable access to the FF again.  This is the only day this week that I will get home from work early so I probably ought to go out and burn some more and retrieve my generator from a neighbor and see if my other neighbor wants some help with his trees (looked like a bomb went off on his 10 acres), and...

Anyone have any ambition to spare?  A/C, electricity, internet, cable- I think they make us comfortable and soft- glad to have them all back.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #156 on: September 20, 2017, 04:52:31 pm »
We've had AC on up here for a few days, and it's only a humid 80's. Mighty nice to have. ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #157 on: September 21, 2017, 07:33:36 am »
caveman,

Thanks for the update and photos! Take care when petting those rattlesnakes; don't want to read about further injuries in Irma's wake.

It's a shame those broken limbs and trees can't be sent north where it will soon be needed for firewood.
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Re: Hurricane Irma and then there is Jose!
« Reply #158 on: September 21, 2017, 10:38:14 am »
I went without power for about 24 hours, not an issue. Worst damage I know of in the family, is my cousin Calvin that suffered some minor damage to his businesses in St Marys Ga. There is a reason we call them the greatest generation. http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-09-20/st-marys-waterfront-91-year-old-calvin-lang-vows-rebuild-after-irma.

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« Reply #159 on: September 21, 2017, 01:58:53 pm »
We still haven't had brush and limbs picked up.
Still a few people without power but not many.
There's not a fence panel, picket or 4x4 to be had.

I have to replace my fence. Lasted 25 years, time to go. I'm bummed. Looking at 400ft.
Thinking instead of buying panels I'm going to string 3 2x4x16's horizontally then deck screw pickets board on board to them.
Kubota L-4200, Ford 8N, S-10 4WD Beater truck, Chainsaw, Bush Hog, couple ATV's and 141 acres of trees I'm not sure what to do with but I sure do have fun and enjoy being in the woods!
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