Ernie's Affects

By: MarylandGirl , 1:00 PM GMT on September 03, 2006

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over 10 inches of rain, 60+ gusts, 18 hour power outages,t rees down everywhere, madatory evucations. If this is a TD in southern md we do not need anything else.

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4. code1
2:35 PM GMT on September 03, 2006
I'm sorry MG. I know it's tough, as you may not be used to it. Look at the others posts....it could be worse. Doesn't make you feel any better I know. Just know that our thoughts are with you all up there too. Best wishes and be safe!
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3. OGal
2:30 PM GMT on September 03, 2006
Hey MG, don't let this get you down. I know living in H country for me is no fun. This too shall pass and things will get back to normal. I know you guys have had way too much rain this year. I don't know how to make what you are experiencing easier, but I do know the sun will shine again. Just tough it out and just know that your WUBA family is thinking about you and your family.
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2. SWLAStormFanatic
2:29 PM GMT on September 03, 2006
Hopefully this will make you feel better. I stayed for last year's Hurricane Rita...despite the mandatory evac (Yeh, I really am a storm fanatic!)

Anyway, the wind howled at over 120mph with major damage, and we're about 30 miles inland. The power was out for 10 days and it was as hot as the devil's arm pit.

I just thought that would make you feel a little better. Just give it a little while and everything will get back to normal.

Have a good one!

"Fanatic"
1. LuvzLabz
2:05 PM GMT on September 03, 2006
If you really want to have some fun, come to the gulf coast and experience a cat 3 or 4 hurricane. 3 to 4 week power outages, trees blocking the roads for 2 weeks, trash and debris piled up on side of the road blocking your view of traffic and having to weave around for 4 months, the smell of molded sheetrock for those 3 or 4 months, the sound of power saws and hammers for months on end, the sound of chainsaws day in and day out for 3 weeks to a month, watching power company trucks drive past your house every day for 3 weeks with you wondering when they're going to turn your power back on, 3 hr lines at the gas pumps for 3 weeks, gasoline prices $2 higher than anywhere else in the country for a month, legal battles with your insurance company when you find out that the "premium" policy you have been paying through the nose for doesn't cover most of the damages to your house and property from a hurricane and if it does there's a $10,000 deductable, building materials are on back order and you can't get the stuff you need to repair your house for at least 3 to 4 months at the earliest, people who didn't have anything to start with getting tens of thousands of $ from the government for "assistance", and finding out you can't get any "assistance" because you actually have a job and pay the taxes to foot the bill for these leeches, or finding out that those folks are eligable for $50,000 in aid and you're only eligable for about $10,000 because you actually have a job and it's your hard earned tax money they're giving away, finally getting your power turned on just long enough to restock all the food you lost in your freezer just to have it go out again the next day and lose your food again, watching power company trucks drive by again for another week wondering if you're power will be turned "back" on......again, smashing your finger several times with the hammer and almost falling off of the roof while you do your own repairs because the contractor now wants more than you're insured for to repair your house and he can't fit you in for at leatst 4 months (and that's the rainy season so there'll be more delays when he does finally get to you).

All this and more just so you can be fixed back up just in time to go to the store and buy all the canned goods and bottled water you can get your hands on because the next year's hurrcane season has started. :o)
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