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Old 06-25-2007, 01:00 AM   #1
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So, you may have heard about the tornadoes that left a swath of destruction in Manitoba Saturday morning. Wait till the news catches up. Saturday had nothing on Sunday. I didn't get hit by a tornado, but I'm hurting from the aftermath. There won't be any new brew equipment in my future for a little while.


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Old 06-25-2007, 01:17 AM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear that Fingers. My thoughts are with you and everyone who was effected.

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Old 06-25-2007, 01:18 AM   #3
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Wow, this is on the news behind me just as I was beginning to read this. What happened Fingers?

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Last night we had at least one F4. The news is still coming in, but it looks like there isn't going to be any loss of life.

I guess I shouldn't whine in light of all the destroyed property, but losing power under torrential downpours filled my basement to four inches. No power, no sump pump. We're doing renovations on the house and the basement was storage for all the displaced items in the house. It was full of furniture and boxes. We have to tear out the finished basement and throw out most of what was down there.

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Sorry to hear about all your problems, I know all us would love to help you out if you weren't so far away. And I am really glad no one was hurt.

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Old 06-25-2007, 02:01 AM   #6
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I didn't hear anything about this- we were camping all weekend. Geez, I'm sorry about your situation. That sucks. Thank God you and your friends weren't hurt. I'm shocked that you guys got hit so hard.

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Oh man Fingers, I'm so sorry bro. Living in Illinois I've seen more of these than I'd care to, but the worst was when one dropped a HUGE cottonwood tree across my garage, (no vehicle inside) and ravaged the roof, some windows and some siding...

What really sucked was we had just closed on the house 7 days prior, my SWMBO at the time was 8 months along with my eldest and we weren't even moved in yet.

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss and the mess. If you need anything you know who to call. You guys are in our thoughts.

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Sorry to hear about the storm and its effects on your family and home. I saw some of the coverage here on the CBC news. Really sorry man.

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That sucks. Come and live in Tasmania. The worst we have here is a bit of cold weather in the winter, oh and forest fires, snakes, spiders, and mad locals

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Just to be factually correct, we had the F4 or perhaps F5 on FRIDAY night. Last night the highest was an F3 but it hit more property. They are forecasting another round of tornadoes for my area again tonight so I guess we'll see.

I moved to Manitoba when I was 17 so I've been here for 25 years and I've never seen tornadoes like this. We had some last year too. Global warming seems to be ramping up these sort of episodes. I kind of like the longer summers though.

Thanks for all the good wishes people. We will do a damage assessment tomorrow and maybe things won't be as bad. I think what really pisses me off is that I'll have to cancel my brother's visit at the beginning of July. I was supposed to finish some major renos so we could enjoy the new bar. We should be able to squeeze in a round of golf, but no overnighter at Fingers' house.

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