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Old 08-29-2011, 02:24 AM
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I know that not many people care, but i have been watching the news about the Irene Hurricane
News channels MSNBC, FOX, HLN, CNN news, the Weather Channel

I see the news ribbons at the bottom of these news pages
I see 2 dams BREAK in upstate NY & Mass
no name of the dams, no mention of the rivers impacted. It is like Connecticut wasn't even close to the hurricane.
When Long Island NY was hit, so was Connecticut
Did the news cover it, HELL NO

Is my Sisters place on a river still there, is it flooded, do they have electricity?
was the Massachusetts Dam that failed, the one 4 miles north of her home

Was last years RamforumZ calender the last picture i will ever see of that very nice home?

I am pissed off
Should i pack my bags & drive 3100 miles to find out?
Should i load my generator & head east
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:19 AM
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It's been very wierd, here in central pa we only received a night of rain. A friend of mine when home about 100 miles east of here to get his diabetes medication and a tree fell on his mustang and clipped part of his house. There are several Penn state branch campus in eastern pa that were closed due to storm clean up and power outages.
I hope for the best for your family and that you here from them soon!
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:45 AM
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Kinda had the same feeling on that. Everything seemed to center on NYC. I have friends in Newark, and elsewhere along the eastern seaboard that were impacted, but if it didn't happen in, around or near NYC, forget about it until afterward.

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Totally agreed on the coverage. There was more than one state/city impacted. I have a sister outside Raleigh NC and a brother in Delaware. I think Delaware was mentioned enough times I could count it on one hand
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I would be on the way, but that is just me and I am very protective of my family. Is there any person/place to get a hold of that is closer that could go check or would know the situation? Maybe google search the dams?
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I feel your pain GT and hope your sister and family weathered the storm fine. What part of CT are they in?

My brother and aunt live in East Hartford, and my sister is in Manchester. I've heard from my sis that they were OK, and had no power (this was right after it hit). I haven't heard from my brother (not a surprise there as he"s pretty selfish and doesn't call unless he wants something).

I'm planning on calling my sis later today. I'll see what I can find out about how it's going up that way. You'd think the professionals would have a more broad scope of coverage...

keep us informed as to how your sis and family are doing

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I did a quick search at the Hartford CBS tv website. The only story that I could find about a damn breaching was this one in Terryville, and it doesn't tell you much.

I also did a google search. I found this one for Becket, MA

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Hey guys hopefully everyone is OK...But like Bush said about Katrina...We are going to find Irene..And we are going to bring Irene to Justice..
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