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Hurricane Irma Cams and Still Shots

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by 21stamps, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. epcotisbest

    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Here is a still shot from my driveway in the north Georgia mountains. Nothing like the real damage caused to folks in Florida, and I'll have this cleaned up tomorrow.

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    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    21stamps Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Ugh! Still bad! Stay safe!
     
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    21stamps Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Wait, @epcotisbest .. I just realized that you'd said "I'll have this cleaned up.."
    You're going to tackle this debris alone?
     
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    mousehockey37 Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, some people can actually take care of themselves.
     
  6. epcotisbest

    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I've got a chainsaw, leaf blower, shovels and rakes and implements of destruction. I can always call my younger brother for help if I need to. The wind has still been very strong tonight and we have heard more limbs popping and what sounded like a bigger tree coming down, so I don't know what it is gonna be like come sunrise.
     
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    I think you should call your brother for sure!! Even with all of your implements of destruction, that's too much for one person! I guess the good things is that you'll have a great stash of firewood afterwards ;)

    I hope the wind calms down for you soon.


    This makes my heart happy. I hope that many survived.
     
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    epcotisbest Well-Known Member

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    Things got a whole lot worse, and it has taken 2.5 days and lots of help to clean up the roadways and driveways in our little neighborhood. Never could have done it by myself. Luckily we were without power only briefly. Lots of cleanup left to do, but still we face nothing like the folks in Florida. Pray for them.
     
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    21stamps Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I'm glad you're OK, and I'm especially glad that you had help to clean up!

    My heart is breaking for people in Florida, especially the keys. My son wants to do a lemonade stand Saturday and Sunday to raise money and send his profits. We live on a cul-de-sac and our street doesn't get much traffic so I have emailed a few businesses to see if we could do it there. Still waiting to hear back.
    I'm also trying to get permission for him to sell snack and drinks at the soccer games after his on Sunday. The field we are playing at does not have a concession stand open, so I'm really hoping they approve it. That's our best hope of getting the most profits. I've also contacted our school about organizing a bake sale. His goal is $500 (that's a lot to him). I don't think he'll reach it, but I'm glad that he's trying.
     
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    Your son is a very compassionate person to think of all these types of fund-raising possibilities. The only good news after these horrible hurricanes is about how many people (both young and old) have stepped up to help others.
     
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    I hope the following comment isn't breaking any rules (feel free to delete it if it is, mods)-

    He said, quite passionately, "I don't like God when he does this! Why does he do it? Why would he make hurricanes and let them destroy things?"

    I've never heard him say anything like that before. We talked about how people come together after a tragedy, and how goodness always overcomes devastation.
    I've always kept him away from the "news", but with Charlie and Irma I've let him watch with me. I do think it shows how good humanity came be in times like this. Like you said, young, old... so many people want to help the victims.
     
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