The Weather/Fire Disaster Thread :-(

Viktor

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The Mississippi is still flooded and actually rising again, although probably won't hit the highest point. I'm pretty sure it's still too high for any ships to even haul on the river yet.
 

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We had a big storm pass through this past Sunday. Around 3PM I checked the radar and storms were still back in Minnesota so figured I'd have some time for a bike ride. A trail connects Dubuque to Dyersville and since I don't ride the opposite end much I figured I'd go to Dyersville. Got out there and about 3 miles in notice it's starting to get pretty dark to the north. Get 5 miles in and decide to head back. Really started flying the last couple miles. Get back to my car and see off to the west dust being kicked up. Get in the car and within a minute or two get nailed. It's a short drive from the trail head back into Dyersville and by then there were tree branches down all over the place. The drive back to Dubuque was really slow, hydroplaning and getting pushed all over in the wind even in my small car. Tons of vehicles pulled off to the side. Could have been a lot worse for me on that bike in the middle of nowhere.
 

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We had a big storm pass through this past Sunday. Around 3PM I checked the radar and storms were still back in Minnesota so figured I'd have some time for a bike ride. A trail connects Dubuque to Dyersville and since I don't ride the opposite end much I figured I'd go to Dyersville. Got out there and about 3 miles in notice it's starting to get pretty dark to the north. Get 5 miles in and decide to head back. Really started flying the last couple miles. Get back to my car and see off to the west dust being kicked up. Get in the car and within a minute or two get nailed. It's a short drive from the trail head back into Dyersville and by then there were tree branches down all over the place. The drive back to Dubuque was really slow, hydroplaning and getting pushed all over in the wind even in my small car. Tons of vehicles pulled off to the side. Could have been a lot worse for me on that bike in the middle of nowhere.

I quit my old job to move south. I used to truck through Dubuque all the time. Shjtty blizzards or wind across Iowa and Wisconsin.
 
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Viktor

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I quit my old job to move south. I used to truck through Dubuque all the time. Shjtty blizzards or wind across Iowa and Wisconsin.
I've lived here just over 8 years now. It's a decent small city but I'd like to move back to WI sometime. Only moved here for work, and since we work in various towns, mainly in WI, there's really no point to living here anymore.
 

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Storm looks like it’s turning and will pummel South and North Carolina’s. Then it may be heading to Jersey and New York. This storm has been all over the place. Hopefully it just turns back out to sea.
 

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Who else just wants to see this thing stall over D.C. ?
I really don't, because that would mean we'd get it in Richmond too. As much as I love a rainy weekend inside, I'd also like to not lose power.

Storm supposed to be up around these parts Friday, we'll see what it actually does since it keeps stalling. Hope everyone is safe where the storm has hit, the footage that has been shown is really bad.
 

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Its picking up momentum now, moving 1mph nw now. We're basically shut down today and tomorrow in NE Florida, so it's like seeing a bright light at the end of the tunnel, knowing it's an oncoming train and that it'll arrive In 12d6 hours.
 
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