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    Had some trouble getting to work the other day...

    Just downloaded the pics...

    Large storm on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Wasn't just a 'signal 8' typhoon - this baby went to 10.
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    Typhoon Vincente did a bit of damage.

    Here is the path that I ride to work...
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    Blocked by one tree
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    Which I got around, only to be faced by...
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    a second tree that was even harder to get past.


    I arrive at work to see this...
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    The gardens and trees had really suffered.


    Then I check the emails and see the damage at one of our key locations...
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    The pontoon has been ripped up and just about the whole J80 fleet has been tipped over. Ouch.

    Big job to fix that lot.

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    Scary. Hopefully not many people hurt. This is why I don't live anywhere coastal... not counting Lake Michigan.

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    Just wanted to say I have nothing to do with this.

    and I'm glad OP is OK.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    i've sen a lot worse living in oklahoma. and one year i was in n.alabama, we had a mile wide tornado roll down a major street. so i moved to seattle, which is on the rim of fire. they say if the big one hits here, we're all ****ed no matter where in the city we are...

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    Space activists question whether any planetary surface is an appropriate place to develop an advancing civilization. Planets are too dangerous.

    Glad you are okay JonnyHK.
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    Senior Member JonnyHK's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    Just wanted to say I have nothing to do with this.

    and I'm glad OP is OK.
    I'm fine. Safely indoors throughout the worst of the storm. Our apartment is *only* on the 12th floor in a pretty built up area, so no obvious building swaying like some friends who are on floors 20+ on buildings standing in the open. What with our double glazing and all you'd have never known how bad it was.

    I got up at 1am (when I took the screen grab) and I could see the heavy and angled rain outside, which occasionally swirled like a smoke cloud with a gust of wind.

    A couple of yachts on moorings are missing and haven't been found yet...

    Work is back to full operational status. Took two days to clear the trees.

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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    You are lucky... my last Hurricane left me with no water for 3 months. Water tank lasted 2 weeks. I still have nightmares about the toilet...
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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