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BillySquirrel

Tornadoes

We haz them. http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/artic...
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Added: 6 years, 5 months ago
 
mouse24
6 years, 5 months ago
they suck
Rally
6 years, 5 months ago
We've had a few pop up as well here in Indiana, as well as super-high wind gusts. Stay safe, buddy.
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
I heard Indiana got hit by a few. I was worried you were caught in all that. Glad to see you weren't.
Rally
6 years, 5 months ago
Nah, mostly just high winds and a very brief hail storm where we're at. The majority of the big stuff was further south.
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
We got hail and rain, but strangely no wind. At least not as much as one would expect.
FoxWolfie
6 years, 5 months ago
The storms are supposed to be on top of me in a few hours.  I just hope most of their energy has already been expended before they get here.
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
Get somewhere safe if you can.
FoxWolfie
6 years, 5 months ago
It's supposed to be pretty windy, but the weather just said that the really bad stuff is going to miss where I am after all.   This is good, since I just had a minor disaster inside my house. I went into the kitchen to fill my water bottle, and didn't even make it to the sink.  The cabinet door under my sink blew open and water came spraying out at me. It wasn't just a little bit either. Well, my first reaction was to go for the shut-off valve. Get what?  That's what blew. The valve was split in two and couldn't be turned off and my kitchen was flooding fast.  I immediately ran down to the basement in my bare feet to find the master shut-off valve for the house. Luckily, I knew where it was.  That darned thing took over a dozen turns before it finally turned off.

I went upstairs to find my kitchen with a couple inches of water sitting on the floor.  Needless to say, I no longer have any dry towels in the house, but after a half hour, I'd soaked up most of the sitting water. I just kept wringing out the towels and throwing them back on the floor and repeating. What a mess.  The bottoms of my feet are black from running to the basement with wet bare feet. Who knows what settles on the basement floor of an old 125-year-old house. I am wet and wish I could clean myself, but I can't turn on the water to take a shower or even wash my grungy hands.

Of course, these things happen at night after all the hardware stores are closed. So, I'm going to sleep dirty, in a way that I don't even want to touch the plushies I'd normally be cuddling with.  When morning comes, I have to see exactly what I'll need and go to the hardware store to get everything. It should be pretty easy to fix at least.  I never saw a water value split in half though.  That's definitely a defect in manufacturing.  I'm just glad I was home and awake when this happened. Otherwise, it might have flooded my entire first floor, plushie, computer, carpet and all sorts of stuff. As it is, I managed to contain most of the water to the kitchen bathroom and laundry room.  It couldn't have been spraying for more than about a minute, and I swear it was almost enough water to take a bath in, if it were contained.  The floors are tile, but there is wood underneath. I think I toweled it up before any damage could be done.

I can't even cook noodles without water.  :(
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
Yikes. Hope you get it fixed
FoxWolfie
6 years, 5 months ago
Sorry for the delay in responding.  A couple other things went wrong over the weekend, as it seems that bad things tend to come in clusters.  All is fixed and back to normal now.  Luckily, my total bill for fixing everything was under $50.  That included the handle that broke off of my front storm door when I went out to buy the parts for the plumbing.  I was going to the hardware store anyway - what luck!

We missed all of the storms a few days ago. It's supposed to be sunny and 67 degrees here tomorrow.  During most years at this time, there's snow on the ground and it stays between 20 and 40 degrees.  The weather here has been very freaky warm this winter.
SfHoffman5617
6 years, 5 months ago
All we've (Michigan) been getting is some rumbles of thunder... It's kinda boring. (´・_・`) stay safe!
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
You don't want exciting weather trust me. XD Ive had my fill for sure.
MrSOCKS
6 years, 5 months ago
'Cuz it's FRIDAY NIGHT!!!
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
Gotta get down on friday.
MalloryMink
6 years, 5 months ago
At least it's not as bad as the April 27 2011 storms. We're still gun shy around bad storms. =b
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
Yais we need to move. Far away.
jasperfox
6 years, 5 months ago
Awww, how terribly awful! Stay safe, and I hope it does not bother you!
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
We were lucky and didn't take any damage. Thanks =3
SockBunny
6 years, 5 months ago
The storm will pass sooner or later. Don't worry squirrely *hugs*
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
Oh they stopped after the sun went down. It's heat that feeds them and makes them worse. I just hope we dont get any more of them. *hughugs*
MarkOmo83
6 years, 5 months ago
I hope everything's alright and hope you're safe!
BillySquirrel
6 years, 5 months ago
Yeah I'm ok. We didn't take any damage thankfully.
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