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tsisqua
09-19-2004, 08:42 PM
Well, I woke up this morning to see that Ivan (the storm, not the mod http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) is still puking on my life, even though it is long gone. My family and I are trapped in our home with the ole' Ohio river covering all roads out. My driveway is 50% under water, and it looks like we may be stuck here till Wednesday. It's not likely that it will reach our property, but alot of our neighbors are going through some really tough times. The remnants of Ivan dropped over 6 inches of rain on us, and the immediate threat was flash flooding, which caused a good bit of damage. Now, the backwater has moved the banks of the river to my front door, and is still rising.

The real clincher: My main computer is out for servicing, and I can't even play FB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


Please remember us here in the Ohio valley as you pray for the victims of Ivan. Many are MUCH worse off than me and my family.

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tsisqua
09-19-2004, 08:42 PM
Well, I woke up this morning to see that Ivan (the storm, not the mod http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) is still puking on my life, even though it is long gone. My family and I are trapped in our home with the ole' Ohio river covering all roads out. My driveway is 50% under water, and it looks like we may be stuck here till Wednesday. It's not likely that it will reach our property, but alot of our neighbors are going through some really tough times. The remnants of Ivan dropped over 6 inches of rain on us, and the immediate threat was flash flooding, which caused a good bit of damage. Now, the backwater has moved the banks of the river to my front door, and is still rising.

The real clincher: My main computer is out for servicing, and I can't even play FB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


Please remember us here in the Ohio valley as you pray for the victims of Ivan. Many are MUCH worse off than me and my family.

Tsisqua

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T_O_A_D
09-19-2004, 08:50 PM
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Take care over there!

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adlabs6
09-19-2004, 09:02 PM
Glad to hear you guys were spared tsisqua. I'll say a prayer for all you guys out there.

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Korolov
09-19-2004, 09:35 PM
You guys really got it bad! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I hear something like 7,000 national guardsmen have been mobilized to help with the cleanup over the southeast region.

You guys stay careful down there!

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Red_Russian13
09-19-2004, 09:50 PM
Yeah, I'm nearby in PA. It rained like crazy here for a while. Had some minor flooding in the basement.

Crazy weather.

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wayno7777
09-19-2004, 10:13 PM
Here in Eastern PA I went to work Satuday morning. I had to make a few detours due to flooded roads. When I got in I had to take the other drivers route cause he was still stuck on I-78 due to 4 feet of water on it. Today 9-19 the Deleware River crested at 36.7 feet, 14.7 feet over flood stage. Luckily, so far no reports of any causalities.

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Manos1
09-20-2004, 04:00 AM
Good Luck !

and that thing with your main computer, is equally bad news...

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F19_Orheim
09-20-2004, 05:57 AM
be safe buddy!

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tsisqua
09-20-2004, 09:24 AM
I believe that the river has crested, but due to the incredible amount of water, will recede much slower than I am accustomed to during normal seasonal high water.

We have plenty of food, the water from the tap is still good, and we didn't lose electric. Phones are somewhat porked, but hey, as long as there are no medical emergencies we should be fine.

Thanks for the nice thoughts, everyone. My heart goes out to those with homes under water right now. Getting help from FEMA (Govt. disaster relief) will take some time, and it will take some serious help from friends and neighbors for all those seriously affected.

I've found that this little laptop wil run WWII Fighters very nicely.

Counting My Blessings.
Tsisqua