You East Coaster's ready for Irene?

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  1. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    Lots of downed trees and subsequent detours from Groton to East Haddam, but the trip back to Hartford was smooth crusin.
  2. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    We just got a light sprinkling here. *yawn*
  3. j0k3r

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    It stayed on the coast the whole time. It didn't turn inland at all.
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  4. nidex

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    Yeah... never been in a hurricane but I gotta say that a category 1 is pretty fucking weak. I'm Midwest born and raised, we're used to seeing F4 tornadoes ripping through trailer parks. Either way, hope everyone is okay.
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  6. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    is this real life? how can they see underwater driving those damn things?
    are the cabs water proof or something?

    im not understanding this.
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    Not water proof but slows the water down. The exhaust and intake stacks are mounted behind the cab so they can ford some pretty deep water but they went beyond what they should have.
  8. mistawiskas

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  9. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    Water was pretty damned high here, too. We went out to help out some neighbors, and I got my truck stalled out. Was taking in water over the hood. Got it fired off again, and immediately headed back home. I am pretty sure that it would have been pretty tough for anyone to get to us had there been an actual emergency. But, we survived without any issues.

    Just getting the last of the water pumped out of my basement, garage, and driveway. Pretty wide-spread damage. Washer/dryer/furnace are the quick claims to be included from the basement. In the garage, it took water up in excess of 5 feet (honestly didn't expect anywhere near that bad). It took out all of my tools, the grills, a fire pit, and destroyed the dune buggy. Many shingles ripped from the roof of the garage, and now the roof appears to be bowed in between the rafters. Also noticed that the walls are bowed now, and the garage door is damaged (two different panels are sprung from the forces of water, and two different hinges are bent out of shape). Pity, too, as that garage door was bought brand new just over a year ago.

    Quick inspection yields that the garage needs replaced. I think that the forces of the water found every weak link in the garage, and did it in. I am figuring it would be worth tearing the thing down and putting up a new metal garage in it's place. But, that is a pipe dream right now.

    Could have been far worse. We are honestly almost back to normal (aside from not having a washer/dryer). Just a few more inches of water to pump out from the crawl space under my basement sub-floor and we will be good to go. Already have blowers set up down there to ventilate it and dry everything out. All of the walls down there have indoor/outdoor paneling, so there is no warping/damage to the walls. Tiling was all laminate anyway (and very crappy), so I don't care about that. Furnace could be salvaged if I play with it some (it's an old Fuel Oil boiler furnace, not too complex).

    Oh, and we never ran out of liquor or beer... :D

    ~Will Courtier~
  10. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Bummer, I was just about to ask how the buggy was!

    *looks outside at hills*

    Yep, flooding problem solved.
  11. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    OK... So home-owner's insurance has a $5730 deductible for hurricanes. They did their appraisal of damages, and it came up to $5870, so it would be a ~$140 check). I told them to drop the claim, wasn't beneficial at all. I am working with Geico to get my dune buggy claimed and get reimbursed for that. Should happen here pretty soon. I just picked up a used washer/dryer from a local appliance store (my neighbor uses them a lot). Got a Whirlpool Gold matched set that was less than 3 years old for $250. Got them home and set up this afternoon, only to have the washer give out on the second load. They should be here tomorrow morning to troubleshoot and fix it for free.

    Things are slowly making progress. Only 1/8" of water left in the bottom of my crawl space below the basement subfloor. Slowly getting back to normal!

    ~Will Courtier~
  12. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I demand pictures.

    But for real: where you live is so flat there wasn't even a hill anywhere to park the car so it wouldn't get underwater? I'm not trying to rag on you or anything, I'm just trying to understand :p What about a multi-story parking garage?