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    Was rough for a while.
    Crazy storm :eek:
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    Crazy storm, never seen one like that in my life. My dad's yard looked like a hurricane hit it. A huge pine tree got top heavy and broke in the middle of the tree and the top half came off and landed on my dad's van. I spent all day helping him clean up and we're not close to being done...and he probably won't have power, cable, phone, ect... for several days. People coming together to help out, and check to make sure everythings ok.....one good thing is it happened now and not on Sunday when the pats are playing :D
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    Eh...seen much worse. For example, the ice storm of '98 makes this one look like mosquito bite.
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    We (luckily) never lost power, eventhough lines on both ends of our street were down. It is a mess out there though, trees and powerlines down everywhere and the wind is picking up again tonight.
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    What's this thing called electricity?

    I almost forgot today.

    But there was a huge number of power lines and trees down.
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    no power or heat in my house for the next 3 days :(

    im staying with friends and family
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    I got a text from my ex-girlfriend (still very good friends with her) up in Marlborough today- one tree fell on her house, and two others fell on her 2 cars and sliced her camper in half. She has no power or anything and has to stay with her friends for a couple weeks.

    I'd really appreciate it if everyone could pray for those who had their houses destroyed and such.
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    Besides being insensitive towards people hurting because they don't have power right now, this is somewhat misleading. The news just compared this storm to the 98 storm, pointing out that in 1998 55,000 lost power in NH and today 400,000 lost power there. I am sure in some places this storm is easier than the 98 one, and vice versa in other places, that's how storms are. A key problem is that temperatures have dropped from the borderline ones which cause icing to solidly below freezing, with no chance in sight for the ice to melt for a few days.

    This is a schizophrenic storm because the southeastern part of the area never got cold enough to ice up, in some places hitting the 60s. I am 10 miles roughly north of Foxboro and got extremely heavy rain but no ice. But only 20 miles north of me my relatives saw heavy icing and lost power and don't expect it back until next week. Given how torrential the rain was here, I shudder to think it what it must have been like in places where that that rain was freezing and causing trees to snap.
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    I had no power for ten days, pipes froze, and continual days of temperatures near zero. It became a point of survival rather than an inconvenience. So based on my perception with no insensitivity meant towards others, for me personally, this one feels like a mosquito bite compared to '98!
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    13 hours w/o power. I needed a lot of sleep anyway, as I'd just come back from a quick overseas trip and have a flu.

    In unrelated news, my computer had its motherboard replaced earlier today and is crashing madly subsequently.
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    Hope you folks in the Mass. area are doing ok,I know it sucks to lose power (we lost for three days after a hurricane in late sep. 03 and that was bad enough) all the best.
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    Here I've been *****ing about having to clear 6 inches of total slush from my drive and walkway in the pouring rain. At least we never lost power up here, hope everybody's doing okay down there.
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    There are too many people living in the State compared to years ago. That makes a small problem a much bigger one. I for one would gladly accept a halt on development in the Bay State. Too crowded. There should not be that many people packed into such a small area.
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    Isn't this state's population declining? Wouldn't surprise me because this state sucks.
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    I lucked out. I'm about a mile from the ocean about 20 miles north of Boston and because of this, I benefit from the warmer ocean temps during the winter. I also work about 15 miles west of Boston. So, in general my temps are three to ten degrees warmer than the inland areas of the state. I had driving monsoon rain all night, no ice. I drove north to Harverhill (NH/MA border) to meet a client (who has a NH office and requested to meet in the nearest area with power so he could get his wifi going again...yeah.) around 2pm and was amazed by the landscape. Once the storm pushed on and the sun came out, it was gorgeous to see the sun and the ice interacting. That said, my sister, brother in-law and thier kids are crashing at my place tonight because they lost power at home in Nashua and aren't expected to get theirs back for another day or two.
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    Keep them all in Massachusetts and take back the ones who've already fled to New Hampshire before they ruin that state beyond all repair.
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    OK here....but close to Boston...the ice storm hit central MA and parts north near NH..and parts north of there...Here just rain...I have friends north of Worcestor and they had many trees down all over the place and no power..(although they have a generator so it's not as bad as some folks..) Pretty bad situation there and many inland places.
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    Veryk fortunate in southern RI, big wind.. lots of rain.. but we hit 62 degrees yesterday AM.. so no ice damage here.
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    I live in RI. No ice , justs horrific wind and rain. My elderly neighbors had to leave their home. The surfs was up to their front door.
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    This was by far the worst ice storm in our area(Southern Maine), worst than 98. I lost power at 3AM on Friday morning and was prepared for several days. But it was restored last night around 11:30. I consider myself very lucky.

    I'm sure that there are many members here that are still without power and have damage. Lets wish them the best over the next few days.
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    I agree there are many that may be without power...maybe days without...tough situation with trees down and such...lucky here not way inland...
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    30 hours of no power. Stayed at a friends last night and neighbor called me @ 6:30 this morning. Families all good, but my mother and brother in York are still without power so they'll stay at my house tonight unless that changes.

    Driving around here is treacherous with alot of trees still hanging over roadways. Wind has picked up some so walking under any trees is a dangerous proposition. Because of the falling ice and people driving over it the backroads are basically an untreated sheet as crews are stretched. No cell phone service here at home and spotty on the ride home.

    Happy to be home and warm and I hope many others can say that before todays over. This was a rough one.
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    It wasn't bad in Boston. My friend in Acton lost power.
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    I'm in far NW Mass, 2 miles below the VT border.
    My place was'nt too bad, but I'm in a valley so to speak.
    Our friends in the next town over {Florida Mountain) are still without power I think.
    A bit of elevation sure makes a difference.
    I work just over the VT line, and the mill has been without power since 11:00 thurs night.
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    I live in southern NH and got my power back last night after a day without it. I was next to my fireplace all day. No heat or anything. I'm so happy we got it back, because I heard my area could of been without power for up to a week.
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    I got lucky out in Amherst. I was even out Thursday night and just saw a lot of rain. Surrounding towns got pummeled and I know they closed Route 202 at least for yesterday. It's amazing how it was hit or miss.
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    I live in Washington Mass, a little mountain town of 600 here in the Berkshires. We got slammed and have been without power here since 10pm Thursday night. Drove around the town today and several roads are still impassable due to downed trees and power lines. The projection for getting power back is 11:59 pm on the 15th. Honestly since I still haven't seen a crew working in this area I'm guessing that estimate won't be met.

    Took a drive to Pittsfield today to my wife's office to recharge some things and check email. It's amazing the things we take for granted until they're gone.

    We have a fireplace for heat and cook with gas so thus far we've been ok, but not looking forward to several more days like this.

    At least I've got a battery operated Sirius boombox so I can listen to the game tomorrow. :)
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    I live in NH and we have had no power since yesterday, and probably not until Monday. This has been tough. We have sump pumps that with power being out obviously aren't running, and my wife and I emptied about 15 bathtubs full of water out of the sump area beginning at 3am yesterday, and it finally slowed down around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Needless to say it was a long day. Thankfully work closed yesterday because there would have been no way I could have gone in, but we're open today so I could at least get online and check in, but it's going to be spotty for me over the next couple days until we get power again.

    In the meantime good luck to everyone else. Stay warm and if you're running a generator (I tried to get one but they're sold out everywhere), make sure that it's vented or outside. I'd hate to hear about anyone here passing from carbon monoxide poisening.

    So stay safe, and hope to see everyone soon. - Ian

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