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Old 10-29-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Berryville,VA
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Lots of wind and rain here in Berryville.But so far the power is on.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Ours are cleaned twice per year and all landscaping was redone to redirect water, and a French drain was installed, but that doesn't suffice. The problem is the hilly neighborhood and slope of the lawns toward the house, if there is a lot of rain on top of high ground water.
Yes, keeping the gutters clean does not mean no flooding. My husband was fanatical about keeping the gutters clear, but there are other ways the water gets in the basement - seepage though the cinderblock walls, power outage and the sump not working, etc. Plus, during a storm of this magnitude in the autumn, the leaves are continually falling in the gutters, so unless you are willing to go on the roof and clean them as they are falling (and yes, my husband has done that), there's no way to keep them perfectly clear. Our house has been dry since we had a B-Dry drainage system installed and they put in a battery backup sump pump, so I'm hoping that it continues to do its job for this storm.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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Lost power 8 pm(ish), it is back now at midnight. Stay safe everyone.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Kept power all night. Underground power lines are a good thing.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:50 AM
 
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Not even a flicker of power loss. Woke up at 3AM and it was pretty quiet. At least in my little neck of the woods this storm didn't even match the dire news warnings. Now, Ocean City, MD is quite another story.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:39 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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No power loss at all, to our surprise. And no falling trees! What a relief.

Think I'm gonna get some marshmallows and use all these votive candles--I mean, tea lights--to make s'mores.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I live in the Lake Ridge area and we never lost power. A lot of rain but the winds never got too bad. I'm thankful for that. Hoping for the best for those in areas hit very hard.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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NYC got hit hard. No power south of 34th St. in Manhattan. Outer boroughs look even worse.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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Our power never flickered. I did a quick drive around this morning and it looks like mostly leaves and small branches, some trash cans blown around. I did see one wire down, but nothing like what happened with the derecho...
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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My house in Vienna still had power as of last night and no trees down. Tenant said the storm drains were keeping up with the water. The only issue was some small leaks in the roof, but he was able to go in the attic and catch the drips with a bin. Sad thing is that the roof is only 4 years old, but that big snowstorm we had 2 years ago put so much weight on it that it weakened it. But, as far as things go, it was not bad at all! For that I am thankful.

My family in Philadelphia has no power, however, and I'm sick over the flooding on the Jersey shore. My newphew and cousin are sweating it out (or freezing it out) in Brooklyn - will need to check in with them today.

Stay safe and dry, everyone!
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