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Author:  shadoes [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:49 pm ]
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So we have a bit of an ice storm rolling thru Tulsa. Tonight Diane and I went out to the Christmas party for my stage group...came home and went to let the dogs out... THIS was the view out my back door

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Author:  IrishLass [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:55 pm ]
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Um...I think part of your tree fell down. :mrgreen:

I feel your pain - everything here (central Illinois) has been covered with ice all weekend. We didn't lose any branches this time, but things are slick!

Carolyn

Author:  shadoes [ Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:52 pm ]
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Lost another branch. My cable line is now in my yard and the steel cable wrapped around the POWER line is the only thing holding up the branch. Trying to get ahold of someone since I do NOT feel comfortable about trying to cut it off the electric line heh

Author:  IanG [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:46 am ]
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shadoes wrote:
Trying to get ahold of someone since I do NOT feel comfortable about trying to cut it off the electric line heh
Wise choice!

Shalom,
Ian

Author:  shadoes [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:50 am ]
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unfortunately because we still HAVE power the power company doesn;t want to talk to me. They are only taking outage notices. Because the line is still attached it is not technically a life threatening situation so i can't call 911. In the light tomorrow I will take another look and maybe....maybe try to get it down. sigh...totally sucks

Author:  IanG [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:03 am ]
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Can I offer some tips, if you decide to do it?

1. Make sure it's not raining and use something dry and insulated to grab it.
2. Always assume it will be "live" (energised) and dangerous.
3. If you use a ladder make sure it's not a metal one. If all you have is a metal ladder don't use it.
4. Stand in a place where the power cable won't touch you if it falls.

Think safe, stay safe!

Shalom,
Ian

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:11 am ]
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Can we have a daytime pic please. Don't do anything dangerous!

Author:  shadoes [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:06 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
Can we have a daytime pic please. Don't do anything dangerous!


We have to GET to day time first :) it is 2 am here now. Half my tree is down and THIS is my bathroom

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after the last big crash went outside to find yet more limbs down. Then came back in got ready for bed....again...went to the bathroom only to hear water dripping.....sigh...more bills I don;t need

There are now at least two lines on my power line. The neighborhood sounds like a warzone. You can go outside and hear the tree limbs coming down.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:28 am ]
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:shock:

Author:  shadoes [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:07 am ]
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Well looks like we are up for the duration. Wife cannot sleep and is jumping at every creak and crack. We had another limb come down but not exactly sure where this time :) Somewhere on the side of the house I can;t readily get to thru all the current limbs.

Author:  shadoes [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:30 am ]
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Grabbed the big digital cam and took some shots with the flash, this is right off my back porch , literally

not the most damage I have personally seen from and ice storm but still a

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and just to show how FAST This is happening... I went outside and took this pic

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and before I could come in an add it to the list of pics

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On the bright side my power line is now safely on the ground heh

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:59 am ]
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Glad the power cable is safely down now. That is a terrible night you have had. Well done for having a flashlight handy. I hope you can get some sleep.

Author:  jrc [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:04 am ]
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Shadoes I feel for you. We had a similar storm here three years ago Chirstmas and had no power for 3 days. We were stuck at home, couldn't get out because of the roads. Thank you Lord, we had a ton of food ready for a family Christmas dinner. We were able to store it and keep it frozen in the outdoor shed. Happily we had no damage to our home, but we could stand outside for hours and listen to trees cracking and popping, waiting to hear if one was going to fall on our house. I can fully understand why your wife was nervous.

Be very careful with the power lines - maybe you could explain that while your power is on, that makes it even more dangerous in light of the exposed junction boxes and wiring. Maybe try the Fire Dept., if they think it's not safe they could have some influence with the electric company.

Glad everyone there is unhurt - bad as it is, it could be much worse.

Peace

jrc

Author:  Tommy [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:58 am ]
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Appears to be a sycamore tree.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:08 am ]
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Fortunately, for us, it's still 37F here, but you never know when that's going to change. :shock:

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:40 am ]
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Dude! I feel for you. Get some sleep when you can.

Slick here. I was surprised we didn't cancel school.

Author:  shadoes [ Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:20 pm ]
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Today they cut my power line to my house. Everyonne around me has power bit until a get the electrician out here to rehang the weather pole we cannot get power back. If we are lucky he will be out here tomorrow. Running off a 4500 watt generator I managed to get for more than I normally would have paid.

Posting this from my phone heh

Author:  Dana [ Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:49 pm ]
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Be safe and warm!

We actually only lost power here yesterday (Friday) for about 4 hours. We're pretty much all electric here, so it would have been awful to lose power for several days! Had some friends staying with us to keep warm and use the utilities. We lost so many trees with this storm, but nothing landed on the house, PTL. There are still 70,000 just in the Tulsa city limits without power, mainly in the central region.

Dana

Author:  shadoes [ Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:45 pm ]
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Power is currently restored but not sure how long. My Mother in law heard on the TV and Radio that if you had your weather head repaired to go find a crew working in your area and they would come down and put the line back up. So we currently have power but with everything going on who knows how long that will last.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:50 pm ]
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Glad that you are up and running again .... stock up on fuel for the gen. just in case... never know when that will come in handy.

Author:  Cal [ Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:41 pm ]
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Yikes-a-Roni! Sorry to see that, friend. Wow. We'll be praying for you and hoping that all is restored... SOON. :shock:

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