20 yr ann.F4 in Hamden

By: bigtrucker , 9:08 PM GMT on June 13, 2009

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Hamden tornado 20th
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Updated: Friday, 10 Jul 2009, 10:01 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 10 Jul 2009, 6:10 AM EDT

By: Crystal Haynes
Hamden (WTNH) - Friday marks the 20th anniversary of a tornado that pounded the town of Hamden, and on this anniversary other Connecticut towns are trying to work through the aftermath of a more recent storm.

The July 10, 1989, F-4 tornado ripped houses from their foundations, downed trees and left many in the dark. The tornado tore through the Northeast corner of town and then across Long Island Sound.

Sound familiar? Just over a week ago a much less powerful tornado swept through Wethersfield, splitting homes in half and leaving more than 9,000 without power.

Wethersfield town leaders held a special meeting Thursday night for residents still trying to cope.

"It's kind of hard to still see the tree up in the air still through the house," homeowner Shannon Jones said, "and my little one still has a hard time every time it rains."

The town had declared the area a disaster zone. Emergency crews from nearby towns were called into the help with the clean up.

Last week, officials from FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, toured to see if federal funds could be made available to help cover the cost.

The Wethersfield tornado had wind gusts of up to 100 miles per hour. By comparison, the tornado that hit Hamden had gusts of more than 200 miles per hour. It was the longest swarm of tornadoes ever to hit Connecticut in the history of the state.






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182. skubaaruba
1:54 PM GMT on May 08, 2011
good job big trucker
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181. skubaaruba
7:13 PM GMT on April 04, 2011
great job big trucker
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180. seflagamma
1:07 AM GMT on January 01, 2010
{{{ART}}}

I am so sorry I didn't make it to you during Christmas Eve but I ran out of Christmas Time before I ran out of WU friends,

So I want you to be among the FIRST I get to tonight!!!
2009 was a hard year for you; so I wish you a very much improvedf 2010!!!


To all my wonderful WU Friends,

Happy New Year 2010 !!!





Wishing you all a Healthy, Prosperous and Joyful New Year.


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Love you all,

Gamma and Family!


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179. bigtrucker
9:43 PM GMT on July 10, 2009
Wow Don!! Now that is hot, and with dew points in the 60's makes it worse. Thanks for posting
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178. MNTornado
9:02 PM GMT on July 10, 2009
I went looking to see where the hottest temperatures are today in the U.S.A and this is what I found. All I can say is WOW

At 3:30pm CDT July 10, 2009 at Alva, Oklahoma, 73717 (Airport)Temperature: 117 °F / 47 °C
Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 61 °F / 16 °C
Wind: 23 mph / 37 km/h / 10.3 m/s from the SW
Wind Gust: 33 mph / 54 km/h / 14.9 m/s
Pressure: 29.86 in / 1011 hPa (Falling)
Heat Index: 120 °F / 49 °C
Visibility: -
UV: 10 out of 16
Clouds: Clear
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177. bigtrucker
4:53 PM GMT on July 10, 2009
Quoting charlesimages:
aye art ol boy.. how may you be?


Doing ok Charles. Thanks for stopping by!!!
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176. charlesimages
8:16 PM GMT on July 08, 2009
aye art ol boy.. how may you be?
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175. bigtrucker
8:10 PM GMT on July 08, 2009
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 2:57 PM EDT on July 8, 2009


... Damage from overnight storms in Westchester County determined to
be caused from straight line winds...

National Weather Service meteorologists from the New York City
forecast office conducted a survey of the damage in Westchester and
northern Nassau counties today. This damage survey has reveled wind
damage consistent with straight line winds... likely resulting from a
downburst associated with a supercell thunderstorm. The heaviest
damage was observed to be located in Yonkers... where wind gusts were
estimated to be 75 to 80 mph. There was also wind damage observed at
Mount Vernon and East Chester... but not to the extent of what was
observed at Yonkers.



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174. bigtrucker
6:56 PM GMT on July 08, 2009
Wicked storms overnight to be investigated for possible tornado

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:50 am EDT on July 8, 2009


... Damage from overnight storms will be surveyed today...

National Weather Service meteorologists from the New York City
forecast office will be surveying storm damage caused by last
nights storms today. These meteorologists will team up with
personnel from the office of emergency management across portions of
Westchester County.

Once the survey is completed... another statement will be issued
later this afternoon with information regarding the cause of the
damage.



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172. MNTornado
11:10 PM GMT on July 04, 2009
4th-of-July
Hot 4th-of-July Graphics!
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171. bigtrucker
6:13 PM GMT on July 04, 2009
Tribute to Billy Mays coming up next Thursday 9:00 PM on Discovery Channel


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170. surfmom
6:07 PM GMT on July 04, 2009
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169. sngalla
4:59 PM GMT on July 04, 2009
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168. ronni9
2:34 PM GMT on July 04, 2009
TO ALL, HAVE A




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167. shoreacres
2:24 PM GMT on July 04, 2009
Hi, BT ~

I've been pretty much MIA around here because of work, but wanted to stop by and leave good wishes for the 4th. I just laughed and laughed when I read your title "Back to Nature" and then the first thing my eye fell on was Farah.
That's nature at its finest! I was surprised to find how old Karl Malden was, too - it's a little proof that the good don't always die young!

Hope your day is great, and the weather cooperates with whatever you want to do.

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166. sandiquiz
5:47 AM GMT on July 04, 2009
Hi BT,

Just dropping by to wish you and your family a very special day:))

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164. Alleyoops
11:14 PM GMT on July 03, 2009
Happy 4th of July Art. Keep well and keep safe but most of all have fun.


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163. KEHCharleston
11:11 PM GMT on July 03, 2009
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!

Have a great weekend
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162. seflagamma
6:41 PM GMT on July 03, 2009
Hi BT,

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Weekend!

Happy Independence Day!!!

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161. EmmyRose
2:56 PM GMT on July 03, 2009
Have a wonderful 4th

July 4th Pictures, Images and Photos

4th of July Pictures, Images and Photos
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158. OGal
11:53 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
Happy 4th of July to you Art. I hope you stay dry for the weekend.

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157. AuntBrooke
3:35 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
Quoting bigtrucker:
Hi there Brooke...LOL your hit and run lately.
Hope all is going goood in school AND with the guitar!!!!
Lots of time with someone? Is romance in the air????

I know, I'm busy! am hardly at home during the day. And all is going GREAT at school! I absolutely LOVE it. Will be sorry when I am not here anymore. It's just a blast.

And the guitar is coming a long good too! Am learning more scales and how to color my chords. It's coming good.

Ahhhh, I'll answer the next question in an WUmail.
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156. bigtrucker
2:36 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
Hi there Brooke...LOL your hit and run lately.
Hope all is going goood in school AND with the guitar!!!!
Lots of time with someone? Is romance in the air????
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155. bigtrucker
2:32 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
A miserable june for New England
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154. AuntBrooke
2:20 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
Hi Art! On for a while. Been spending time with someone recently, a whole lot, and haven't been on much during the day and then in the evenings I'm dog tired and don't feel like doing much.

How are you???? Life been busy for you too?

Take care and I'll try to talk with ya soon!
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153. bigtrucker
2:09 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
Hi Bug, I didn't know that, about Farrah. Yes, Karl Malden lived a full life.

Charles they should hold, but they lost the lightning along the way though. Just a few heavy showers off to the west

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152. palmettobug53
2:01 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
Hey, BigT.

I had no idea Karl Malden was 97 years old! I guess if I had stopped to think about it, I wouldn't have been so surprised. He'd been around forever, almost.

I'm still wondering how Walter Cronkite is. I heard on the news that he was in very bad shape. I fully expected to hear that he'd passed away shortly thereafter. Turns out that rumors of his impending death were exagerated.

From what I've always understood, it was Farrah, herself, that nixed tying the knot with O'Neil.

Another couple that has never gone "official" is Goldie and Kurt.
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151. charlesimages
1:31 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
I hope they hold for you bro
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150. bigtrucker
1:16 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
No doubt about it Charles.
Watching some storms out to the west that may move through.
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149. charlesimages
1:10 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
HI BILLY MAYS HERE

I am gonna miss that man.. I rolled over special last night to see one of his newer commercials.. Then it was followed by that shamwow commercial lmao BILLY PWNED THE SHAMWOW GUY
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148. bigtrucker
1:09 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
Quoting charlesimages:
I'm a Billy Mays fan myself..


Hi Charles, yes he was the ultimate spokesperson.

Hi Mermaid, Thanks for the swim-by. Doing good here, hope all is well with you
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147. charlesimages
12:00 AM GMT on July 03, 2009
I'm a Billy Mays fan myself..
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146. mermaidlaw
11:52 PM GMT on July 02, 2009
{{{{ART}}}} swimming by with lots of love for ya my friend! Have a nice 4th and know that my thoughts are with you!

Farrah was a sweet lady, and is now an angel!

God bless!
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145. bigtrucker
11:41 PM GMT on July 02, 2009
Pros Yes they do as a matter of fact...LOL Thanks for finding and posting them.

Alley, Yes and the hype continues. I just think it was a shame that Farrah was overshadowed, Almost to the point of being overlooked.
As far as Jackson, I liked him in his younger years. I watched the J5 performances when they were on a Weekend kids show called Wonderama. His voice was just unbelievable and you knew he was on his way to stardom.

Gams Yes it will be weeks. Farrah and Ryan should have tied the knot years ago, i would like to know the story behind that. I mean, he was going to marry her on her death bed. I't makes no sense to me.

Amy cool vid..LOL Hope you and family have a super duper 4th of July weekend.

Sandi Thanks for stopping by and your welcome. Hope the weather is nice there. We have been getting showers and T-storms for so many days i cant even count them. Some moderate to heavy flooding occured in the eastern half of CT, and all of CT is in a flood warning as we speak.
I really need to get back to enjoying my camera.


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144. Proserpina
10:26 PM GMT on July 02, 2009
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I hope that these photos cheer you up. I found them in the Italian newspaper "Corriere della sera". :)
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143. Alleyoops
10:08 PM GMT on July 02, 2009
Ah a blog that does not feature a tribute to Michael Jackson the drug addict and pedofile...I am so sick of seeing all that crap in the news and on TV about him. Just bury the S-head and be done with it. This is getting as bad as the octomum for press coverage.

Nothing much said in the media regarding Farrah, a classy lady or Mays who was a great spokesman for the products he pushed.
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142. seflagamma
10:07 PM GMT on July 02, 2009
Hi BT,

I feel the same way you did; it was hard to find anything going on about Farrah but you cannot turn on a TV station without seeing or hearing something about MJ.. and I was a MJ fan, Loved his early music of 70's & 80's and some of 90's...

But Farrah was one of our Golden Girls also.

She is now buried in a private ceremony and still no funeral announments for MJ.. his publicity will go on for weeks.

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141. NRAamy
10:04 PM GMT on July 02, 2009



Happy 4th of July from El Nino!
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140. sandiquiz
9:24 PM GMT on July 02, 2009
Hi BT - I just wanted to drop by and say........

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139. bigtrucker
10:21 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
Billy Mays was the ultimate spokesman.
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138. bigtrucker
10:19 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
Quoting auburn:
I pray they all can rest in peace!!!


Amen to that aub
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137. bigtrucker
10:17 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
That's true, oakland. But both farrah and Billy brought awareness to medical conditions that should be brought more into the spotlight, and heres the chance to do that.

But so far, nothing
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136. auburn (Mod)
10:15 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
I pray they all can rest in peace!!!
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135. oakland
10:13 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
Quoting NRAamy:
and nothing about Billy Mays!!!

atleast he was a normal guy....I'm tired of hearing about freaks...


Sad to say that's why you don't hear anything about Billy Mays. He was normal, didn't abuse the painkillers he was taking for his hip pain, and died of a heart attack. Nothing sensational so no news, at least according to the media.

Farrah, in her later years was the same way so again, nothing sensational to talk about.

I pray they both rest in peace.
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134. bigtrucker
10:09 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
Aub both great tributes. I dident know she had a role in the Partridge Family..I'll have to look that up
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133. auburn (Mod)
10:09 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
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132. NRAamy
10:06 PM GMT on July 01, 2009
and nothing about Billy Mays!!!

atleast he was a normal guy....I'm tired of hearing about freaks...
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