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    Frankenstorm in Your Hood

    Hard to ignore, the wind is howling!

    How is it in your neck of the woods?

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    Breaking news... wind gusts hitting 80kmh. Ontario in panic.

    In other news major earthquake in BC on the weekend. Coastal residents are disturbingly calm.

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    It's rainin' sideways!

    Went down to Lowes, and one of the street signs was dangling by one end. On the way back home it was gone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    It's rainin' sideways!

    Went down to Lowes, and one of the street signs was dangling by one end. On the way back home it was gone....
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lgNoY3MqpZg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I let Rocky out in the backyard and he was walking sideways lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Breaking news... wind gusts hitting 80kmh. Ontario in panic.

    In other news major earthquake in BC on the weekend. Coastal residents are disturbingly calm.
    That's because nobody told them about it. My son on the Island said "What earthquake?"

    USGS issued a tsunami warning within 6 minutes of the first quake. It took PEP another 39 minutes to issue theirs.
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    Port Colborne on the north shore of Lake Erie:

    Winds around 50 to 60km slightly higher gusts. Lots of rain but not enough to flood anything yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Breaking news... wind gusts hitting 80kmh. Ontario in panic.

    In other news major earthquake in BC on the weekend. Coastal residents are disturbingly calm.
    Aren't you in Ontario?

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    I'm sure a lot of trees will be down... when all this is over
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    It's not at it's worst yet, and at work anything that wasn't nailed or strapped down was blowing around the yard smashing into our busses. On the way home, saw a few branches down, but nothing "destroyed" yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XLNC View Post
    It's not at it's worst yet, and at work anything that wasn't nailed or strapped down was blowing around the yard smashing into our busses. On the way home, saw a few branches down, but nothing "destroyed" yet.
    Try and cruise by the shore with a camera on your way in tomorrow. I'd love to see some pictures of "7 metre" waves on Lake Ontario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    That's because nobody told them about it. My son on the Island said "What earthquake?"

    USGS issued a tsunami warning within 6 minutes of the first quake. It took PEP another 39 minutes to issue theirs.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle4752638/

    Took them longer then that apparentely and the impression Tofino and Uculet is giving. They sounded the sirens on their own it seems. And the statements in the press today implies they will monitor USGS warnings all the time now.

    Wasn't a fun night as my uncle was on the west coast of Vancouver Island. And this made zero breaking news on any channel it seems.

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    The whole tsunami warning system is really intended for tsunamis generated further away than you can feel the ground shake. The advice of Earthquakes Canada is that if you live on the coast at less than 60m above sea level and you feel an earthquake, head for high ground right frickin' now, as a tsunami could be just minutes away.

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    I think the effects of this storm in Ontario are completely overblown (pun) by the media.
    Go buy supplies, generators, safety kits... the folks on the far east coast must be laughing at us.
    My kids came home from school in a panic thanks to their teacher filling them with all kinds of BS.

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    Windy and rainy in Port Colborne.
    Winds seemed strongest around 11:00pm.
    The Wave Buoy 45142 off Port Colborne recorded 6.6' wave heights around 12:00am last night. Surfs up in Cleveland!

    We've seen bigger winds and waves for this time of year and Gale Season is just starting on the Great Lakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    The whole tsunami warning system is really intended for tsunamis generated further away than you can feel the ground shake. The advice of Earthquakes Canada is that if you live on the coast at less than 60m above sea level and you feel an earthquake, head for high ground right frickin' now, as a tsunami could be just minutes away.

    Information on tsunamis
    That was the spin that the PEP spokeswoman put on it after she was caught lying about how long it took for PEP to issue warnings.

    "It doesn't matter that we can't do our job because some people know what to do when there is an earthquake."

    There are so many new people living on the west coast who have never lived through a significant quake. It's not something they think about until it happens. They don't know what to do and they rely on this wonderful PEP program to keep them safe.

    BTW. I have sunshine in Port Colborne this morning. Just peeking through the clouds but it's sun nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    I think the effects of this storm in Ontario are completely overblown (pun) by the media.
    Go buy supplies, generators, safety kits... the folks on the far east coast must be laughing at us.
    My kids came home from school in a panic thanks to their teacher filling them with all kinds of BS.
    This is purely so that people are prepared for whatever may come.

    It's cool to sit here and underestimate what might happen, until something DOES happen, and your neighbours that (foolishly) heeded the advice and bought that generator are nice and warm even though the power is off, while you're stuck there crying "oh poor me. I need help. I need money, I need this, I need that" etc. etc.
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    Dundas: Blackout since before 10PM last night with a brief burst of power between 6 and 8AM. Just long enough to get the little guy off to daycare (in electricity-rich Ancaster).

    As a telecommuter, I'm in a weird position. I'm virtually "helpless" without electricity. All I can do is sit hear and watch work pile up on my phone! Grrr!
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    Power out for about an hour last night.

    But riding in this morning, not much to report.

    We had way more damage from random thunderstorms in July that barely made the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XLNC View Post
    This is purely so that people are prepared for whatever may come.

    It's cool to sit here and underestimate what might happen, until something DOES happen, and your neighbours that (foolishly) heeded the advice and bought that generator are nice and warm even though the power is off, while you're stuck there crying "oh poor me. I need help. I need money, I need this, I need that" etc. etc.
    And do you think anyone has actually learned anything in 9 years?

    Northeast blackout of 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Only reason people will get cold in Ontario is because they do not have fireplaces or a good wood burning furnace.

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    ...Aaand we got power back by 3PM. Made for a strange day. No biggie - with a gas stove, lunch was just a match away!
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    My commute to and from work was faster than normal.

    People must have stayed home

    Power was out in the neighbourhoods surrounding the hospital.

    We will try to get out for a ride soon, and check out what trees got knocked down but the ground is pretty saturated
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    Quote Originally Posted by XLNC View Post
    This is purely so that people are prepared for whatever may come.

    It's cool to sit here and underestimate what might happen, until something DOES happen, and your neighbours that (foolishly) heeded the advice and bought that generator are nice and warm even though the power is off, while you're stuck there crying "oh poor me. I need help. I need money, I need this, I need that" etc. etc.
    Sorry man, but I don't buy that... It makes for great TV ratings though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    And do you think anyone has actually learned anything in 9 years?

    Northeast blackout of 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Only reason people will get cold in Ontario is because they do not have fireplaces or a good wood burning furnace.
    You must be the only guy in ON who doesn't realize that the load on the grid is only 65% of what it was when the blackout happened... Manufacturing died and took the load off the grid.

    Noob.

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    I'm sure everyone has seen this already..

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    My favourite Sandy pic:

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    Gangnam style Sandy

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    Went up to elora to take some shots. Since we had virtually no snow melt last winter, the Grand river was the highest its been since a streak of thunderstorms in early 2011. In the grand scheme of things, it still wasnt too high, but it made for some sweet shots.

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    By the looks of the news footage of NY and NJ... I consider myself very lucky to live here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    By the looks of the news footage of NY and NJ... I consider myself very lucky to live here.
    Here's the path hurricane Hazel took in 1954. Once in a hundred years...

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    All hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Here's the path hurricane Hazel took in 1954. Once in a hundred years...
    I grew up in Toronto near the Humber river and was often shown derelict bridges and such that were blamed on Hurricane Hazel. Look up the stories from Hurricane Hazel and then tell me that it's all hype. All it would have taken is slightly different weather patterns and it would have been in our lap.
    Look at the government in Italy laying criminal charges against scientists for NOT warning that there might be an earthquake.

    Looking at the long range forecast, I'm starting to think we won't get back out on dirt until things freeze. Couple days of rain, couple days of sun. This time of year, things take forever to dry.
    It will be the rail trail for while.
    Although I'll bet the horses will be out tearing up Dundas Valley on the weekend.

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    Cambridge and Turkey Point should both be ride-able as they seem to drain faster than it rains...

    Anybody local want to chime in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    I grew up in Toronto near the Humber river and was often shown derelict bridges and such that were blamed on Hurricane Hazel. Look up the stories from Hurricane Hazel and then tell me that it's all hype. All it would have taken is slightly different weather patterns and it would have been in our lap.
    Look at the government in Italy laying criminal charges against scientists for NOT warning that there might be an earthquake.

    Looking at the long range forecast, I'm starting to think we won't get back out on dirt until things freeze. Couple days of rain, couple days of sun. This time of year, things take forever to dry.
    It will be the rail trail for while.
    Although I'll bet the horses will be out tearing up Dundas Valley on the weekend.
    yah the trails are saturated, better to stay off... though will make for easy digging on sundays trail build.
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