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Thread: We Survived Irene!!

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    Senior Member Aunt Sue's Avatar
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    Well, we made it through the storm with only minor damage and no power for awhile. Towns all around us, just a few minutes away weren't so lucky. Lots of severe flooding, bridges out and trees down....no power and unfotunately a couple deaths due to flooding.

    Lots of neighborhoods in my town were evacuated because we are right on the Mohawk River in Upstate NY and they say tomorrow it will only get worse because all this water will be heading for the rivers and streams. We got about 8 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.

    All of this isn't normal for our area. We even had a couple small earthquakes over the last week causing power outages.

    Well I hope everyone stayed safe and now the clean up begins. In times like this it really makes you appreciate the things we have, especially our families and friends. Prayers going out to all the families who weren't so lucky.

    If anyone has contacted me regarding the items I have had up for sale on the classifieds and I haven't contacted you....this is why. I hope to get caught up with answering all my messages this week. I am sorry for the delay in contacting you. If I have missed you and you are still interested please send me a new PM and I will get to you this week for sure.

    Everyone stay safe! {{{{HUGS}}}
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    Glad to hear you and your family are safe and received no major damage.

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    Glad to hear that you made it thru ok!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    Glad to hear you and your family are safe and received no major damage.
    Thank you!!

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Glad to hear that you made it thru ok!!!
    Thank you!! :-)

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    Glad ur safe.. Is your post office up and running??

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    Very thankful that you are safe and okay! WHat a week!!!

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    You'd think with all the snow you get that Irene would have turned east before it hit you. Thank goodness you're okay. DI

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    Thank God you made it through the storm.

    On Flylady, she's always talking about de-cluttering. And just a few moments ago I got one of the emails that hit home at this date and time. It said, more or less, "Do you have so much clutter that you would be glad to see your house burn down or blow away?"

    It tells of talking to survivors, some of whom, after they get out of shock, actually like the clean, sparse houses they move into later.

    I'm now going through my house and looking at this and that...actually LOOKING at everything. If I don't love it or need it, or think I may use it in a year or so, and the kids don't want it, just why am I keeping it?

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    Very happy to hear that you got thru okay.

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    Pleased to hear you are all safe!

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    Glad to hear that you;re ok.

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    Glad to hear you are safe!

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    Thank You! I have been waiting to hear from members that went through the storm. So happy you are safe!

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    Glad your safe.

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    Glad to hear you made it through ok. Hope the rest of our friends did also.

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    So glad to hear that you and your family are safe and didn't have to much damage due to the storm. So sorry to hear that a couple of people lost their lives though, but bad things happen when those storms hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Glad ur safe.. Is your post office up and running??
    Had no power or no phone no computer all day today. Our city is a disaster today from the rising waters. We are fine at my house but the other end of our city is destroyed and they even had to evacuate our city hospital. Here are a couple photos...very very sad....

    Yes the post office is open...

    This is our little train station...
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    A local restaurant and hang out....and a historic museum in the distance...
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    this is the historic museum....
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    Thanks to all for your prayers and well wishes....

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    nearby towns....

    This is ...or I should say WAS a nearby town......GONE!
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    A restaurant in a nearby town....we had dinner there a couple weeks ago :-(
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    Our local fair grounds.....
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    Thank you for sharing reality. Many don't, or, get deleted! I am a realist and will add you to our prayer list.

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    I'm so glad you're ok.
    Soooo much flooding nearby! And such huge trees on houses & other buildings.
    Stay safe.

    Thanks for the pics so we can see what is actually happening up there. I'm so tired of the hyped up "news" that we keep getting out here.

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    God Bless you and your family! I am glad to know you all are safe!

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    Thank goodness you all are ok. It sure looks awful up there. Hope the waters in your town go down quickly.

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    OH my gosh how horriable, I feel sorry for all those people there, but I am glad to hear that you are safe in your part of town. Hope you will have a wonderful day. Hugs and prayers are coming your way.

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