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Old 08-29-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Ellsworth
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Power has been out here for three hours. Generator is a god send in summer outages - freezers are full of summer's bounty
8 a.m., still no power.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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Still no power in standish. According to CMP, it could be several days. I really don't get why so long given the winds really weren't that bad. 45mph max at our house and although it seemed pretty windy, there were hardly any limbs and/or trees across power lines in the area. Driving into portland, you wouldn't even think we had a storm. Compared to hurricane Bob, this was nothing. I'd say the flooding up in the mountains was probably more destructive. I didn't even see one cmp truck out on the road this morning on my way into work.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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We lost power yesterday afternoon for about 4 or 5 hours. Just long enough for me to get the generator up and going and go to the store for a few bags of ice. Then it came back on.

A few sunflowers didnt make it, pretty big branch fell in front yard but didnt land on anything, everything else seems to be good.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Maine
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My daughter's friend is a comedian in real life. I think he has a future in reporting if comedy doesn't work out long term.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LiB2ojZRO8&feature=player_embedded#!
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Power went out about 10PM in my neighborhood, still wasn't back on at midnight so I went to bed.

Only thing I was worried about was my need-to-be-refrigerated insulin gong bad, but it seems to be okay.

Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, but then Vermont got the brunt of the storm.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Out West
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My daughter's friend is a comedian in real life. I think he has a future in reporting if comedy doesn't work out long term.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LiB2ojZRO8&feature=player_embedded#!
This guy is hilarious! I love how he tied himself to the tree...LOLOLOL!!!!!!

"The media did not blow this out of proportion at all..."

"The flooding, I can't even begin to describe it really..." (point to small puddle), "that's not even usually there..."

"The rain is a sprinkle....uh, it's a hard sprinkle..." hahahahhaha!!!!
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Memphis, TN
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My daughter's friend is a comedian in real life. I think he has a future in reporting if comedy doesn't work out long term.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LiB2ojZRO8&feature=player_embedded#!
Your daughter's friend is one of my husband's friends!! Small world.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Default Irene in Eastport

So did you get any of that huge surge they were forecasting? any beach erosion or damage to buildings?
I live inland NC and got less than 2 inches of rain and only leaves and small debris down.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:36 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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So did you get any of that huge surge they were forecasting? any beach erosion or damage to buildings?
I live inland NC and got less than 2 inches of rain and only leaves and small debris down.
Only minor surge.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:45 AM
 
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Very glad you all seem to have weathered the storm just fine!
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