Saturday, January 06, 2007

Yet ANOTHER Windstorm & Power Outage

One reason our power went out?

Probably not covered under the warrantee.....

We had another windstorm last night, and as far as hitting our house, it was definitely the biggest one yet. One of our neighbors down the road a ways recorded 86mph. gusts. Combining that with our soil being totally saturated from all the rain, once again trees started dropping like dominoes.

Although it's tempting to grab the camera and go take some pictures of the storm damage, I prefer to keep off the roads and stay out of the way of the emergency vehicles and power trucks.

These pictures were taken several hundred yards from my driveway. This garage was well sheltered, with fences on two sides, and the third side near the owner's house. The wind came OVER his house to pick up the garage and put it into the power lines. All of the legs were either solidly staked into the ground, or attached to concrete blocks. If you enlarge the pictures you can see the blocks still attached!

Just down the road a bit from where I took these pictures there was a good sized Douglas fir broken off about half way up. Tree limbs and bits of brush are all over the roads.

I'm getting kinda tired of these dang storms........


At Saturday, January 06, 2007 7:11:00 PM, Blogger Phyllis said...

Well we still have to get through next week! I hear we are in for some "measurable" snow after yet another big windstorm on Tuesday!
I'm actually loving it, but yes, it gets to be a bit tiresome losing the power every week.

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 12:37:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

I hope this is the last outage for you for a while!

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 12:38:00 PM, Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Pretty danged impressive pictures, too.

At Sunday, January 07, 2007 4:59:00 PM, Blogger Mary Lou said...

Yep, just got a my-cast advisory from NOAA and they say wind again tonight! you KNOW that the snow is really gonna break those trees down. It gets really boring! It was fun when the kids were still home, but not any more.

At Monday, January 08, 2007 4:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about the storms out there but they do lend themselves to some great photography but it would sure get old having all of those power outages. It seems like Old Man Winter got the words Northwest and Northeast mixed up this year. We have had not one single snowflake yet. Hope it gets switched around soon. Our ski resorts are all about to die.


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