I bet you are looking forward to mud season as well as I am. LOL
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, "Jeff Le Doux"
> Hey Steve,
> We here in the foothills of Western Maine are seeing much the
same. I have
> a 100+ year old barn, but it seems to have been built with a
> roof and a lot of12x12 beams, so it has stood well. There are
> close by that have not fared as well. My only problem right now
> icicle that forms over my Wildblue satellite dish because it was
> under a valley in my roof on my house. This has caused numerous
> interruptions in my internet service connection, and that
hopefully will be
> fixed on Friday. Oh, when the ice let go after the 98 ice storm
> feel the entire house shift. There were walls of ice to the east
of my barn
> as tall as the barn walls and about 10 feet from the barn.
> have no pictures of them Maybe I will get some good photos when
> lets go from the barn roof.
> Jeff L.
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> Subject: [wuhu_software_group] Winter Weather and building
> Not sure how others are making out this winter, but here in
> and Northern NH we have had some major issues.
> Roof collapses are a big problem, I have never heard of so many
> building collapses.
> Schools are a big problem, large stores like Kohls and Walmart.
> Have had car dealerships collapse as well as office buildings.
> Many houses and trailers as well as a host of other type storage
> nulti use buildings.
> I expect that it will get much worse in the next couple of days.
> are expecting an inch or more of rain, sleet and freezing rain.
> Clearing the roofs has been complicated as we have received record
> amounts of rain along with the record snowfall. There are heavy
> thick layers of ice in the snow packs. Many roofs have 4 - 5 ft of
> snow and ice on them. Roof rakes are of not much use as they can
> break through th eice.
> Just had a fire call on the scanner and a local family has been
> evacuated due to structural damage. They were fortunate to be able
> to get out before an actual collapse.
> We have been fortunate and not heard of any deaths or major
> injuries, but some of these collapses, like a social center in
> collapsed with no warning, luckily there were no people in side
> it happened. That night there was to be a large event with a
> hundred people expected. I visite dthe site and the building is
> flat, I can not imagine what would have happened if it collapsed
> that evening when the building was full of people.
> I am keeping my fiongers crossed that no one gets hurt during one
> these structural failures.
> Clearing off roofs are now causing additional problems, blocked
> emergency exits, direct vent heater vents,dryer vents, etc Water
> damage is inevitable.