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post #1 of 14 Old 08-03-2020, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanting to say thoughts and prayers for those in the path of this storm Please check in when you can.

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-03-2020, 07:40 PM
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Central Florida...
We had a breeze, one rain squall lasted a few minutes...and gone.
We are sunny, and beautiful weather today...
Most of this state faired well, some beach erosion but have heard nothing of horrors..
We did dodge a nasty one...
Everyone north of Georgia though needs to batten down cause it is not going to be so nice for them...
Be safe....
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-04-2020, 07:41 AM
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They're calling for 40mph sustained winds and 75 mph gusts between 1-4pm today. So far it is just muggy, cloudy, and dreary. I believe they also said we are in a spot that is favorable for tornado formations, should it happen I'm not expecting anything huge or long lasting. But I also saw it's supposed to dip in further towards PA so I'm not sure where it is even going at this point haha.

Ponies are outside with sheds and hay in their sheds so they should be okay, they all seem to go in their sheds when a storm comes through. Just hoping I don't lose power, power goes out very easily here.

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post #4 of 14 Old 08-04-2020, 08:02 AM
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Southwest New England here...

Tropical Storm Warning. Estimated as sustained 25-35mph with gusts up to 65mph starting this afternoon. I'm a brand new pony mom and absolutely crazy with worry, but all of my barnmates say it will be fine. She's 24/7 turnout, but has good wind break and a shelter. I threatened (only half jokingly) to bring her home and put her in my garage to wait out the storm, but was (also half jokingly) talked down. Haha...

Hope others are okay!
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-04-2020, 08:42 AM
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Here we go!

The wind picked up and it just started down pouring here. We are under a tornado watch until 4pm this evening, Tropical Storm Warning, Flood Watch, Cyclone Effect, and Coastal Flooding.

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Thanks for checking in and letting us know what's expected.



It's always a worry but typically they make out just fine @IRideaHippogriff


Hoping no power lost @Phantomcolt18
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-04-2020, 09:38 AM
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Central Vermont here, and weirdly we'll feel the effects this far north and inland. It always makes people nervous when a storm moves like this because Irene was so destructive in my area in 2011.

We've had some periods of heavy downpours and then clearing this morning, but things are supposed to really pick up in late afternoon with 25 mph winds and 1-2 inches of rain in just a few hours. We've been in a drought so some rain is very welcome, just hope it doesn't come down too fast to be useful. Flash flooding is a potential worry but the smaller brooks and streams are very low so hoping that won't be a big deal.

I'm sure we'll lose power but we are fortunate that a whole-house generator was already here when we bought this house. Just keeping fingers crossed the wind doesn't do too much damage.
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I'm seeing Hurricane status has returned...
Pounding, punishing winds and rain on The Weather Channel coverage...
Add in those tornado warnings and you all in the path have a lot to deal with that we did not have here in Florida when our "storm" truly was a non-event.

If you haven't battened down, it might be to late to do so with the onslaught already begun.
Hunker down and keep your head covered and safe.
Do indeed let us know you are OK and how you came through the storm...

I know I'll be saying some prayers and have my thoughts channeled for good things to arrive quietly as my family and many friends are yet all over the northeast..
Be Safe, Be Well...
Check in as you can...


hlg.
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post #9 of 14 Old 08-04-2020, 10:34 AM
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I'm on the central Delmarva Peninsula in Maryland. We've had 3.5-5.5" of rain on the farms I farm. The center of the storm has passed so the rain is about over but there is still the potential for some wind. Thus far the highest gust I've seen on the weather station is 30 mph. There have been numerous tornado warnings with 4 actual tornadoes being reported. The closest was about 20 miles away and destroyed at least 2 houses and a motor home. My horses are on 24/7 turnout but can go in their stalls when they want. This morning when I checked they were all in their stalls. The Appaloosa mare was jittery and had the rest on edge. The rain was pretty heavy but the sound on the metal barn roof makes it sound like a monsoon. As of now they are all out in the pasture happily grazing.
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-04-2020, 12:46 PM
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Well we lost power, it's been out about two hours now. Tornado warnings and confirmed tornado in the area. The roads look like a war zone. A large tree fell in my one horse's field and left a decent hole so I moved him to another field just to be on the safe side so he doesn't hurt himself either on the tree or in the hole.

Tons of downed trees and branches. I called to check on my grandparents and they have a large limb down in their driveway blocking it so I'm going to see about getting over there to help them if my uncle can't.

Fun times. But the rain is over and the wind is expected to die down in a few hours (it already has) I'm hearing sirens coming from every which way so I know it's not good out there.
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