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(OT) Friday's Storm and Power Outage

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  • Peter
    Last Friday a large system of severe thunderstorms passed through Fort Wayne and a large portion of the Eastern US, causing widespread power outages and a lot
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 3, 2012
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      Last Friday a large system of severe thunderstorms passed through Fort Wayne and a large portion of the Eastern US, causing widespread power outages and a lot of wind damage.  There are still millions without power.  Here's a link to a blog post I wrote about it:  http://garage-shoppe.com/wordpress/?p=1236

      73,
      Pete Goodmann, PE, MSEE, NI9N
      www.lazydogengineering.com
      www.garage-shoppe.com
      Inconveniently located 110 km. from Radioville, Indiana

    • Sid Boyce
      On Sunday listening to the local echolink node I heard a guy asking a UK ham if he could assist in getting in touch via phone or skype to some folks in the Mid
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 3, 2012
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        On Sunday listening to the local echolink node I heard a guy asking a UK ham if he could assist in getting in touch via phone or skype to some folks in the Mid West as power and telephone links were down where he was and he was on emergency power with a 2m rig.
        That was the first time I had heard about the damage, it sounded dire.

        Some of the usual places over here have suffered flooding and one guy drowned when presumably his car suddenly went into unexpectedly deep water and he got out and lost his footing.

        Here in the Midlands we had quite a bit of heavy rain but not enough to cause any inconvenience or damage.

        Hope the clear up and restoration of power isn't very much more prolonged.
        73 ... Sid.

        On 03/07/12 16:06, Peter wrote:
         

        Last Friday a large system of severe thunderstorms passed through Fort Wayne and a large portion of the Eastern US, causing widespread power outages and a lot of wind damage.  There are still millions without power.  Here's a link to a blog post I wrote about it:  http://garage-shoppe.com/wordpress/?p=1236

        73,
        Pete Goodmann, PE, MSEE, NI9N
        www.lazydogengineering.com
        www.garage-shoppe.com
        Inconveniently located 110 km. from Radioville, Indiana



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      • Bruce Tanner
        I recently received this from a FB friend... it shows the radar image of the storm when it was going through the area where Pete lives and beyond to the East.
        Message 3 of 4 , Jul 3, 2012
        I recently received this from a FB friend... it shows the radar image of the storm when it was going through the area where Pete lives and beyond to the East. I have never seen such an image like this before. I feel fortunate to be located to the North of the storm region!

        Bruce, K2BET

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        On 7/3/2012 3:37 PM, Sid Boyce wrote:
         

        On Sunday listening to the local echolink node I heard a guy asking a UK ham if he could assist in getting in touch via phone or skype to some folks in the Mid West as power and telephone links were down where he was and he was on emergency power with a 2m rig.
        That was the first time I had heard about the damage, it sounded dire.

        Some of the usual places over here have suffered flooding and one guy drowned when presumably his car suddenly went into unexpectedly deep water and he got out and lost his footing.

        Here in the Midlands we had quite a bit of heavy rain but not enough to cause any inconvenience or damage.

        Hope the clear up and restoration of power isn't very much more prolonged.
        73 ... Sid.

      • Bruce Tanner
        BTW, the Southern edge of the storm likely cuffed Tony Park s location as well. I hope the SMA components were well secured and weighted down with something
        Message 4 of 4 , Jul 3, 2012
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          BTW, the Southern edge of the storm likely 'cuffed' Tony Park's location as well. I hope the SMA components were well secured and weighted down with something like lead!

          bet

          On 7/3/2012 3:50 PM, Bruce Tanner wrote:
           

          I recently received this from a FB friend... it shows the radar image of the storm when it was going through the area where Pete lives and beyond to the East. I have never seen such an image like this before. I feel fortunate to be located to the North of the storm region!

          Bruce, K2BET

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          On 7/3/2012 3:37 PM, Sid Boyce wrote:
           

          On Sunday listening to the local echolink node I heard a guy asking a UK ham if he could assist in getting in touch via phone or skype to some folks in the Mid West as power and telephone links were down where he was and he was on emergency power with a 2m rig.
          That was the first time I had heard about the damage, it sounded dire.

          Some of the usual places over here have suffered flooding and one guy drowned when presumably his car suddenly went into unexpectedly deep water and he got out and lost his footing.

          Here in the Midlands we had quite a bit of heavy rain but not enough to cause any inconvenience or damage.

          Hope the clear up and restoration of power isn't very much more prolonged.
          73 ... Sid.



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