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Tue Aug 10, 2021, 05:08 PM

T'Storm Aftermath

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So I'm in Northern Virginia (Arlington/Falls Church/Fairfax County Area) and the storms just rolled through...knocked out our power again. There are huge trees down all around our area, including one that's blocking our street.

I hope Dominion will be able to get the power back on relatively soon. Last time (week before last) it was out for almost 18 hours.

Anyone else in NOVA without power?

Edited to add: our power is still out, and the earliest Dominion is saying we might be restored is 7:00 tonight. They’re working on a lot of outages in our area, but it’s miserably hot and humid today. At least the basement is still relatively cool.

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COL Mustard Aug 2021 OP
ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #1
COL Mustard Aug 2021 #4
ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #5
COL Mustard Aug 2021 #6
ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #7
COL Mustard Aug 2021 #8
ProfessorGAC Aug 2021 #9
bottomofthehill Aug 2021 #2
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 #3

Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 05:13 PM

1. We Had Events Here Yesterday, Too!

Some areas NW of Chicago got 5" of rain.
17 tornados confirmed but only a couple touched down.
Affected a huge area, from the Wisconsin state line to south of us (we're 60 or so miles south of Chicago), from I-39 to NW Indiana.
Fortunately, the most damaging stuff hit in rural areas so the damage was minimized.
We didn't lose power but parts of McHenry, Boone, Bureau, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, LaSalle, & Will did.
I read everything was back on by around 9 this morning.
Crossing fingers on your power. We once went 6 days running a generator. I pricey way to keep the lights on!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 06:11 PM

4. I'm Not Sure If We Had A Tornado

But there's a huge limb across our subdivision's entrance, and a large tree across the street right behind us.

No generator...our power has been too reliable, usually. Last week's outage was about 18 hours, but I think this one will be longer. Glad there's food in the fridge, and of course booze.

Work tomorrow may have to wait.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 06:14 PM

5. Hang In There!

Hopefully, line damage is minimal.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 12:42 PM

6. Unfortunately We Still Don't Have Power

But at least the power company is finally working on it.


Sigh.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 01:54 PM

7. Bummer!

Hopefully, since they're on it, only another day or so.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 05:11 PM

8. Came On About An Hour Ago

Now gotta get the house cooled down and deal with the fridge. Oh joy.

Have a great evening!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 05:29 PM

9. You Too!

Glad to hear it.
The 2 fridges & freezer are the highest priority for the generator.
I don't have the house wired for it.
I harnessed together a bundle of heavy duty ext. cords.
Only takes about 8 minutes to get those, the cable/internet, and three room powered up.
Having no TV or internet would drive my wife & I nuts.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 05:32 PM

2. Still have it in Springfield

I am at the Giant at Old Keene Mill and 395

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 05:43 PM

3. I'm in Alexandria. We have power here. The big storms came through about a half-hour ago.

I was just about to head out to Annandale this afternoon to get some shopping done. I missed by first bus, and it was too hot to wait for another. As I was headed back home, the sky starting getting that look that we would be getting rain.

There used to be a Kmart right around the corner from the Giant where bottomofthehill is. I was headed to where the Kmart used to be in Annandale, on John Marr Drive.

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