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We got hit by a derecho


47of74

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We had a line of thunderstorms roar through Iowa today.

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A derecho has raced eastward Monday, producing widespread damaging winds across a part of the Midwest and severe thunderstorms continue pushing east into early Tuesday.

A derecho is a widespread wind damage event caused by severe thunderstorms, and this one got its start in eastern Nebraska Monday morning.

Bunch of trees are down throughout the state and a number of buildings were damaged - all by the high winds.  Here's a slideshow of some of the damage from the NBC station, and one from the ABC station.

A couple spots in our yard had some water but we didn't have much damage here.  We didn't lose any trees or have other damage.  My sister had called us from Des Moines to let us know the storms were pretty bad so we were able to bring chairs and stuff inside beforehand. 

 

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clueliss

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A friend of mine posted pictures of her house in a rule area they lost siding off the house powerlines down they’ve lost multiple trees it was rather ugly.

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Maggie Mae

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sounds like my cousin's car got hit by a tree and my aunt/uncle ( i have actually never met this aunt, she's a second wife) lost their porch? My mom wasn't clear and she called people by the wrong names but it sounds like it was completely separated from the house and sailed on down the street, although I'm not sure how that works. I've never been to Iowa, other than maybe a drive through, so i don't know what the architecture is like or how it works. 

Glad you are safe

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Cartmann99

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Glad to hear you are safe! I feel for those who will soon be fighting with their insurance company to try and get their damages fixed. :angry-banghead:

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47of74

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Thank you all! :)

No damage here that we have to fuck around with the insurance company about. 

But due to the storm causing multiple fiber cuts we're all pretty much fucked for the next few days when it comes to internet access. 

I asked the site manager what the fuck we're supposed to do (not quite in those words) if we blow out our cell phone data caps in working from home since they won't let people work in the office yet.  (Because I don't remember if I have unlimited data and the site is down right now).  He said that the company is willing to do reimbursements if we have to blow out our caps for hotspot data. 

I hope the parental units don't whine too much about the loss of TV and pull out some DVDs to watch.  The first second either the paternal or maternal unit starts whining I'm going to totally remind them they pulled down the TV antenna so we don't have that as a backup and if they want they can pay to have a new long range one put up.

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47of74

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Well our internet at home seems to be working ok now. 

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PsyD2013

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CR is so destroyed that school is starting on line- maybe Sept 14.  High schools so damaged that kids might not be back in them until January.  My junior is having a melt down that this is ruining his most important year.  I'm reaching for the alcohol- we have been under the same roof together since March 13 due to Covid.  Damn I wanted him and his Trump wardrobe out of my house for a few hours a day at school.  The young repuke club at his school misses their leader....

 

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47of74

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35 minutes ago, PsyD2013 said:

CR is so destroyed that school is starting on line- maybe Sept 14.  High schools so damaged that kids might not be back in them until January.  My junior is having a melt down that this is ruining his most important year.  I'm reaching for the alcohol- we have been under the same roof together since March 13 due to Covid.  Damn I wanted him and his Trump wardrobe out of my house for a few hours a day at school.  The young repuke club at his school misses their leader....

Yeah CR seems to get the brunt of things from the 2008 flood up to this year's derecho.  At least in 2008 we had a functional state government with Democrats in charge and even a somewhat functional Federal government.  Not like now where we have #CovidKim and a compliant reich wing legislature who can barely be bothered to show any concern for Iowa and who are more concerned about kissing Fuck Face's ass.

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PsyD2013

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26 minutes ago, 47of74 said:

Yeah CR seems to get the brunt of things from the 2008 flood up to this year's derecho.  At least in 2008 we had a functional state government with Democrats in charge and even a somewhat functional Federal government.  Not like now where we have #CovidKim and a compliant reich wing legislature who can barely be bothered to show any concern for Iowa and who are more concerned about kissing Fuck Face's ass.

Kimmy's address to the repuke convention was such a joke.  We got all of the key phrases:  Iowan's do the right thing, Iowan's are hardworking, blah blah.  No mention of fed $$$ to rebuild our schools, oh wait I can just find a nice charter for my son.  School choice!  I want out of Iowa so bad.  

 

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47of74

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35 minutes ago, PsyD2013 said:

Kimmy's address to the repuke convention was such a joke.  We got all of the key phrases:  Iowan's do the right thing, Iowan's are hardworking, blah blah.  No mention of fed $$$ to rebuild our schools, oh wait I can just find a nice charter for my son.  School choice!  I want out of Iowa so bad.  

 

Get in line.  I'm applying to every Minnesota job I can think of and hell even some Wisconsin jobs. 

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