Irma and Jose

Alan Lott
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Irma and Jose

Post by Alan Lott » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:47 am

I know we have quite a few railroaders down in the south, Florida, Georgia and other nearby states.
I hope they are in a safe place now and those in Floridians who have had to leave their homes are finding life not too difficult right now.
My thoughts are for Lewis, Ed Headington, RJ and any other Aristonaut caught up in the melee.
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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by Sonny » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:18 pm

I survived Mathew's 60 MPH wind on my two foot high layout here in Rockledge, FL. Bracing for Irma and Jose.

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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by Doug Cannon » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:21 am

All the best to ya all down there !

"...survived Mathew's 60 MPH wind on my two foot high layout here in Rockledge, FL. Bracing for Irma and Jose. "

The reports I've heard are at least double that with Irma. Hope you've tripled up the 'bracing' !

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/hurricane- ... -1.4283014


nite.
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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by R.J DeBerg » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:05 am

Here around Atlanta lot of wind and rain. Still some folks without power. My RR survived the winds with just my tall grain elevator taking a hit and now needs extensive repairs. Hope all in FL are surviving big mess there. Don't know How Ed Headington fared. Later RJD
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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by Ed Headington » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:35 pm

We survived Irma. We bailed out Saturday noon and drove up to Woodbine, GA where we sat out the worst of the hurricane. Had 70 mph gusts even in GA but we survived, and drove back home on Tuesday. Power came back on around 3 PM Tuesday, thankfully, and the only damage we had was some eaves and soffit damage on the house, and a lot of tree branches and brush in the yard. All my railroad buildings were in the RV garage for our going away over the summer, and I hadn't gotten them out yet so the railroad outside consists mainly of track and one covered bridge. That all seems to be okay. Whew!!!!

Hope others down this way are okay too.

Ed

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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by Alan Lott » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:30 pm

Well, it is great to know you and Kathy are OK Ed. I wondered whether you moved away and it seems that you did. Good to hear that there is a only small amount of damage to you home and even better that the K&E RR is still able to run.
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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by Sonny » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:12 pm

My layout survived Irma too. No damage to home, just tree and shrub damage so I consider us lucky

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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by Ed Headington » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Yesterday was a banner day. We finally got most of our yard cleaned up so I could do some preliminary cleaning up of the railroad. (all the buildings and other structures are inside the RV garage). AND, yesterday I got to make the first run of the K&E since Irma. Still need to do some trackwork, but the railroad is finally up and running!!! Hooray! :)

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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by wayne jardine » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:24 pm

ED

Glad to here that everything is okay best of luck with the rest of the storm comming your way :D :D

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Re: Irma and Jose

Post by Alan Lott » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Good news Ed. At least you can run a train or two. I have managed to persuade the Head Gardner ( i.e. my wife) to thin out and trim some bushes which were obscuring some of the track. :lol:
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