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wa8yxm

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Posted: 04/13/20 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well. I'm still here though a bit late today.
Tornado missed me. by about 5 miles it seems (Hit the town where I go shoping for food just up the road and around the corner).. From the sound I'd estimate the wind speeds last night in the 75-100 MPH range. Rain like I was under water. Rig rocked a bit but mostly stable.
No power. NO park Wi-Fi. Park phone out.. I just got cellular wi-fi back. Nice day out now.

But last night was nasty.


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Riding out a fierce storm in a house is bad enough - fortunately, only had to do that twice in an RV. One time, camping on the Gulf, the wind was blowing the rain right through the windows - glad we had plenty of towels to ride that one out.

Another time the campground was mostly empty, so we were able to point the nose of our Class C into the storm and park away from any trees. Most of the time, RVers aren't that lucky - friends of ours had a 10" limb drop through the roof of their brand new Class A :-(

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Lost power about 11:30 last night. Still out, running generator to run fridge in house. Worst is about 6 miles north, area east of I-75 in Chattanooga. 10 dead over the Chattanooga area, worst was Murray County GA. May be 7-10 day before all power restored.


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wa8yxm

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3rd time I've had "Big wind" 1st was straight line (in fact I benefited from most of it because as I traveled it was blowing from Dead astern and I mean the tumbleweeds were goign down the freeway straight and not changing lanes.. I was driving the fabled 14MPG motor home (eally) thanks to that breeze. Normally it gets about 8) 100 MPH per NOAA

The 2nd time was a bit scarier... I was 3 miles north of the mandatory evac line for a Hurricane.. If it pleases the lord I'd like NEVER to be that close again.

This time it was 5-6 miles. Wind speeds in the storm broke 100 MPH but I'm not sure they were that strong where I was. Seemed to be straight line where I am. I did not get a since of directional changes.

But I'm waching the news from "Downtown" The very downtown where I shop.

That's in the RV.. Been that close in a sticks and bricks or rather a very well reinforced concrete below ground structure more than once too.

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I’m glad it missed you. Take care.


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Posted: 04/14/20 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Straight line wind here just a few weeks ago, took a 5ft section of my fiberglass roof off.

Insurance covered the replacement and its in the shop now and should be done in a couple of weeks from now.


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Mam o man señor what a mix an RV and and a tornado. Jesús buried six 1000x20 tires six feet under with 5/8" chain running to the surface. Quicksilver sits atop. I had trucker's ratchet load straps running overtop the bus but was afraid they would damage the paint. Now they attach to the frame. There are 35 frame to body 1/2" bolts. Stay in it during a tornado...??? Nooooooo! Tropical hurricanes frequently have tornados inside them. The 2013 hurricane packed all of us inside.No thank you. I am glad to hear you were well distant from the twister!
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We got home last week. Two large storms since tehn Sunday night wasreally bad in thiss part of Tn ,a Al and Ga. Monday morning SIl went to work and a ccar ws staled with water up to hood, on a hill. Water was rushing down and the road took a dip in the curve and filled up with water. Power was still otu in parts of Hamilton County Tn yesterday and lots of wide spread flooding and wind damage, trees across roads. River is at to tof the bank, below the dam and over the parking lot yesterday. This after a season from October to now of every week having saveral days of rain.

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Got power back last night.. That was nice save for the site has a weak neutral so if I'm not careful about load balance one leg goes high. one goes low and the little black box says NO NO ON and then it's lights out for however many seconds till it resets. hopefully during the reset I rebalance (I know how to do that)

Also the nights were cool enough I did not need A/C and 2 of them warm enough I did not need heat.. Likewise the days were cool so I did not need much A/C so I had enough gasoline for ye old Onan.. (I also brought more home when I went shoppign on Senior Day)

In some ways. the RV is nicer than a sticks and bricks... But I'd not want to be in the actual path of the storm.. THis one has had high wind in the 100MPH range 3 times all 3 times it did very well all 3 were Straight line however not twisting.

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We got power back 11:30 Tuesday night, a 48 hr outage.
EPB of Chattanooga storm damage video showes area about 6-7 miles north of us.

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