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Old 10-19-2006, 11:46 PM   #1
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Well, I live in Buffalo, and I'm sure a lot of you heard about the storm we just had. This is from another thread I posted in
I'm in Buffalo, just got power back online this morning. I haven't had it since Thursday afternoon.

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It has easily been the most damaging storm Buffalo has ever seen. We got a foot of snow in one day, blowing away the previous record of 6 inches for October, and a total of about 2 feet. This wouldn't be so bad, except for the fact that all the leaves are still on the trees. So basically, the trees were destroyed because of all the extra surface area that snow was weighing down because of the leaves. The weirdest thing about it though, was that it was LIGHTNING while it was snowing. You don't see that every day.

The branches were all over the place. There was a driving ban for about 4 days because the roads were too dangerous. It's taking forever for the power to get back on for everyone because there's just way too many breaks in the lines.

I spent a good 2 days cleaning up branches in my yard. We lost a really, really beautiful willow tree and another pine tree, and a few other trees are dead because so many branches snapped off.

My mom had to call a tow truck, and the tow truck got stuck and had to call for another one. Another time I got stuck with my buddy and I had to literally push the car out of a ditch while he had it in reverse. None of the street lights work, and I think so far 3 people have died in accidents. Two more died from CO poisoning because they decided to run a generator indoors.

If we didn't have a generator, our basement would probably have had 6 inches of water in it. A lot of people I know didn't have heat or anything, so having a generator was god. My dad and I went out to buy a generator for my grandparents, and some ******* decided he'd buy 2 and sell the other to the people at the back of the line. He got punched in the nose.

On the bright side, some of my friends are making $500+ per day from cleaning up other people's yards, and we don't have school for the entire week.
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:46 PM   #2
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Pictures of the damage in my backyard:





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Old 10-19-2006, 11:47 PM   #3
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holy crap thats a bad storm. kinda nice for those kids getting 500 bucks a day lol. at least some good came out of it.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:41 AM   #5
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Here in Cali. we dont get snow. So those pictures, AS BAD AS IT MAY SEEM, look good to me in the snow.


Sorry about you backyard man...
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:54 AM   #6
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its really weird how the trees got so damaged. i live in wisconsin so i defiantly no what its like to get multiple feet of snow, especially early like that. oh well you'll have that, duct tape the effer up.
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Man thats terrible.
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god help you,thats really terrible!!!!
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but this is no thing which we have damges in palestine but its not from the storms its from the enemy "Israel"
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:47 AM   #10
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ddue your close!! I live in Liverpool!!! lol any ways I heard about this stuff form some frined son mine that are going to the university of buffalo this is weird yo! wheres liverpools snow?
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