Storms - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2010, 02:54 AM   #11
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

9 hours and still no power. Mini fridge already dethawed, luckily the beer is still cold.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 10:39 AM   #12
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Drink it fast before it gets warm.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 11:16 AM   #13
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

That was the plan, till I fell asleep.

Ahh, lukewarm string cheese and orange juice, breakfast of champions. Going on 17 hours with no power. Good news is power should be back in 2.5 hours. Bad news is if they haven't even sent a crew out yet, they just estimate 2.5 hours until a crew gets there. Its been a loooong 2.5 hours.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 11:20 AM   #14
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

We will have a crew there between 10am and noon, the next day.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2010, 12:20 PM   #15
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Purplehazeir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 7,979
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Purplehazeir is on a distinguished road
Default

The longest I went here without power was 5 days. This was during a heavy snow storm and freezing weather. That storm convinced me to get a generator to power he house on and not the little 1000w Honda that I had used to keep things running. Made coffee on the gas grill, warmed the house with portable kerosene heaters and a propane fireplace insert and keep the dog nearby when I need some extra feet warming.
Purplehazeir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 02:30 AM   #16
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Generator would be a great investment, but a good one is expensive.

A good alternative is a couple good coolers for the food and a battery backup for the sump pumps. I have a gas stove, grill, and water heater, so I was fine in that regard.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 08:02 PM   #17
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Looks like you have more storms heading your way. Lots of tornado warnings oping up all over.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 08:30 PM   #18
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Great.. I guess we had two buildings burn down in my area from this last storm which is part of the reason we lost power for so long. 28 hours was the final count I believe. Hopefully we make it through this next round of storms with power intact and no more buildings burning down.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 08:40 PM   #19
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Looks like it'* going right along the center of Illinois,
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 10:10 PM   #20
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Yikes, that changed fast. most of south central Wisconsin is under a tornado warning. And it'* heading my way.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storms Sweep through region, looks like war zone Pearl_bonnie02 Lounge 2 08-17-2007 01:48 PM
Wow, T-Storms poping up everywhere... bandit Lounge 14 06-03-2007 03:28 AM
Holy storms BonneMeMN Lounge 11 06-30-2005 11:38 AM
BIG STORMS COMMING IN :) killer_cr80r Lounge 35 05-18-2004 10:21 PM
Severe Storms BonneMeMN Lounge 22 05-11-2004 05:08 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:00 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.