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Posted 10/28/2013 by PolarGreen12 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 319,638
May 2007
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Loc: Tulsa, OK

Posted: 10/28/2013 12:29:05 PM
Hope you are all safe and sound after the storm...
Some pretty freaky pictures of the damage.


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PeaNut 255,525
March 2006
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Loc: UK

Posted: 10/28/2013 12:43:02 PM
Aww, thanks! We had 100mph winds on the coast here, but fortunately I live in a town centre and we're pretty well hidden. There have been quite a few trees down but we are all ok.
Hope all the other UK peas are too!


PeaNut 512,695
June 2011
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Posted: 10/28/2013 1:23:01 PM
Ahh thank you

Maybe its just where I live but were not getting as bad as its been announced, it's really rough on the coast though!!

My hubs came from teignmouth this morning & he said he litterley rushed to get out of there!!


PeaNut 13,202
March 2001
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Loc: an Aussie in Germany

Posted: 10/28/2013 1:50:11 PM
I don't know if we have any peas from these areas, but it is not just the UK that has been affected. It has also hit northern France and Germany (I have heard news of 2 deaths in Germany), Belgium and is now headed into Denmark and southern Sweden.
The Oresund Bridge, which connects Copenhagen and Malmo has been closed all day, and the city of Gothenburg issued a 'shut down' order at 4pm (it's now nearly 8pm) - sending everyone home from work. Gothenburg is not very high above sealevel, so there are real concerns re flooding there.


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PeaNut 2,356
January 2000
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Loc: london, england

Posted: 10/28/2013 5:27:43 PM
All fine here. We lost the tree outside the window where I scrapbook. I couldn't see any real damage but some official person went around the neighbourhood to inspect all the old trees and ordered it to be removed immediately. They chopped it down 10 minutes later. I'm kinda more upset about than is socially acceptable, but I guess I'll get used to it! It is better for it to come down than to fall on someone or crash into the building, of course. Just sad when healthy mature trees have to go. I haven't been across the street to the park yet but I fear for how many trees they will have lost, as it is essentially all old growth and quite exposed at the top of a hill.

But we didn't lose power or have any gas leaks. Trains are a nightmare while they clear the trees but that's to be understood I suppose.

Funniest thing was just the 24 hours of nervous talk before it all hit - trains were cancelled today before the storm hit yesterday, people were panic buying at the shops. It was a big storm for here, but if you've lived through a storm pretty much *anywhere* that has actually extreme weather, you would have found this a minor blip. We just don't do extreme weather much here! Meanwhile, the Kansas girl in me may have had thoughts in her head like '100 mph winds? The school bus wouldn't even be late for that!' But obviously very different surroundings and high winds can cause scary stuff!

Hope all our Euro Peas stay safe, warm, and dry!

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PeaNut 388,120
August 2008
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Loc: Rockin in the UK

Posted: 10/28/2013 5:49:30 PM
We are in East Anglia and had about 2 hours of crazy winds but much calmer than I was expecting.

Prayers to those affected.
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