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Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Diary 4

They're now calling it "a hybrid ... NorEaster with tropical overtones."

The locksmith had to come out in the rain to open our garage, for which we thought we had keys. It is where all of our wood for the storm is should we lose power and thus the ability to heat the home (we have a wood burning heater in the house).

The rain is still heavy. Same with the winds.

But now they're saying the winds will be between 55-60 mph in this area. That's an increase from 48-51 mph.

Poor locksmith. He just got done, and when I shook his hand, they were bone cold, his sweatshirt looked rather wet, and his long blond locks looked the same. I hope he doesn't catch cold.

Storm drains are backing up, even though crews and residents are trying to keep them free from leaves or debris.

One tree fell over in the last big storm (just a normal ol' rain storm). Since then, it has rested on a fully upright tree next to it at about a 45 degree angle. Both so far have withstood the winds, but it will be very interesting to see whether they'll go down. Although I have to note, they're not waving nearly as bad as the free standing ones. Those still wave like happy hands, although intermittently. Still, how long can a tree can handle that sort of stress. Do you?

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