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Irish Hurricane

Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:53 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


As I write this, I'm watching coverage of the hurricane currently throwing 100+ mph winds at Ireland. Being sort of familiar with hurricanes, I hope none of our forum members are affected by such uncommon weather. Prayers for all of youo in the area...

As soon as possible, please let us know you are OK.
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:44 pm

Posted by Fluffywan


Havoc caused at my folks. The roof of my folks garden shed is currently 100m away from the garden shed in a field behind their house. House is fine. Dad said the sky turned green and he's never seen clouds moving so fast. 
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:53 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


Glad your folks are OK.
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:14 am

Posted by zombie


You're a good man Dennis. 

I'm east coast Scotland so Ireland then west coast Scotland has slowed Ophelia down to a strong wind thankfully. 
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:34 am

Posted by DennisMiller


When Hurricane Irma came through here last month, it was something like category 2. It strengthened and hit the west coast of Florida and more northern areas of the coast much harder than here in Miami. We were really lucky at the expense of other Floridians' misfortune.

All the same, I still see devastation around me, roofs with holes in them, windows blown out and lots of trees and fences blown down. Even though Irma wasn't a strong hurricane here in Miami, I still wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

When I hear something like that is going to hit someplace my friends live, specially when I know it's so unusual for them that I know they can't be as well prepared as I would know how to be, I worry... For me and everyone else in Miami, hurricane season is a fact of life. It's not such a threat for all of you, so again, I worry about you all.

Of course, many of my friends in Europe play golf in such bad weather I'd be hiding inside my shuttered home... ;-)
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Posted by Fluffywan


A few twazzocks were arrested under public order offenses in Ireland during the storm, apparently they didn't take too kindly to being told they couldn't go surfing and kite surfing off Spanish point and later the Cliffs of Moher. These spots have a "kamikaze" rating......I did not know such a rating existed until yesterday.......under "normal" circumstances. Coastguard moved them on and then they got a wee bit shirty, plod turned up and arrested them.
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:11 pm

Posted by Varry Hardon


Absolute nightmare in northern England.

Major damage to my property.

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Re: Irish Hurricane

Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:32 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


OH GOD, THE UTTER TRAGEDY...

I hope insurance pays for all the damage.

I need to take some pictures of something here. It irritates me to death to see this damage because everyone knows the county government was responsible for it. Long story short, there are a lot of trees planted along the swales, (area between the sidewalk and the street), and these trees blew over like neat little soldiers in line. They now lean on a fence. If you look at the root system and the piece of grass about 6 feet in diameter that came off the ground, you realize the roots are about 6 inches deep, so you could have easily predicted these trees would fall in any kind of moderate wind.
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:58 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


Here's what I mentioned about these foolish trees that have shallow root systems. This one happens to be in a neighbor's yard, but there are hundreds like it all over town.

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That's my Bichon Frise Hogan before he watered the tree.
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Re: Irish Hurricane

Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:39 am

Posted by zombie


Varry Hardon wrote:

Absolute nightmare in northern England.

Major damage to my property.

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Was it Hurricane Brewdog that upended the chair?

Dennis, those trees are bonkers and you're spot on about the County being responsible. Daft idea. 

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