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carabiner96


Aug 27, 2011, 11:33 AM
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Unlike the rest of the East Coast, I still have to work the next two days. But it's cool, I've got 4WD, a tow strap, a life jacket and a chainsaw. What could possibly go wrong?


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Aug 27, 2011, 11:48 AM
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carabiner96 wrote:
Unlike the rest of the East Coast, I still have to work the next two days. But it's cool, I've got 4WD, a tow strap, a life jacket and a chainsaw. What could possibly go wrong?

Pretty sure there has to be a law against that.... state of emergency should make it be only essential personnel.. which i'm guessing you aren't.


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Aug 27, 2011, 12:00 PM
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jakedatc wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
Unlike the rest of the East Coast, I still have to work the next two days. But it's cool, I've got 4WD, a tow strap, a life jacket and a chainsaw. What could possibly go wrong?

Pretty sure there has to be a law against that.... state of emergency should make it be only essential personnel.. which i'm guessing you aren't.
Shut up!!

Actually, I don't think VT is quite at SOE level, but everyone is closed on Sunday erieguardless.


carabiner96


Aug 27, 2011, 12:01 PM
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carabiner96 wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
Unlike the rest of the East Coast, I still have to work the next two days. But it's cool, I've got 4WD, a tow strap, a life jacket and a chainsaw. What could possibly go wrong?

Pretty sure there has to be a law against that.... state of emergency should make it be only essential personnel.. which i'm guessing you aren't.
Shut up!!

Actually, I don't think VT is quite at SOE level, but everyone is closed on Sunday erieguardless.
Nevermind, Gubbner called it last hour. Oh well.


dan2see


Aug 27, 2011, 8:29 PM
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Good luck, guys!


qwert


Aug 28, 2011, 1:34 AM
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carabiner96 wrote:
Unlike the rest of the East Coast, I still have to work the next two days. But it's cool, I've got 4WD, a tow strap, a life jacket and a chainsaw. What could possibly go wrong?
To make a stupid joke, or not to make one, that is the question…

While i dont really get it where the difference between "dangerous weather", and "americans cant built solid buildings+ infrastructure" is, with that kind of weather warnings, i wish you folks the best of luck!

qwert


petsfed


Aug 28, 2011, 9:21 AM
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qwert wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
Unlike the rest of the East Coast, I still have to work the next two days. But it's cool, I've got 4WD, a tow strap, a life jacket and a chainsaw. What could possibly go wrong?
To make a stupid joke, or not to make one, that is the question…

While i dont really get it where the difference between "dangerous weather", and "americans cant built solid buildings+ infrastructure" is, with that kind of weather warnings, i wish you folks the best of luck!

qwert

There's the issue of flooding and blown down trees to worry about. If you live in a place where both can be managed simply by better infrastructure, it must look very sterile.


carabiner96


Aug 29, 2011, 8:19 AM
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I guess I jinxed it....

Downtown Brandon:



Waterbury (10 min from my house)



Route 4:



You can see the high water mark in this pic from Waterbury:



Downtown Waitsfield:


All pictures from burlingtonfreepress.com


carabiner96


Aug 29, 2011, 11:22 AM
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carabiner96 wrote:
I guess I jinxed it....

Downtown Brandon:

[image]http://cmsimg.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=BT&Date=20110828&Category=NEWS07&ArtNo=828001&Ref=PH&Item=8&Maxw=620&Maxh=465&q=80[/image]

Waterbury (10 min from my house)

[image]http://cmsimg.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=BT&Date=20110828&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=108280801&Ref=PH&Item=1&Maxw=620&Maxh=465&q=80[/image]

Route 4:

[image]http://cmsimg.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=BT&Date=20110828&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=108280801&Ref=PH&Item=3&Maxw=620&Maxh=465&q=80[/image]

You can see the high water mark in this pic from Waterbury:

[image]http://cmsimg.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=BT&Date=20110828&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=108280801&Ref=PH&Item=11&Maxw=620&Maxh=465&q=80[/image]

Downtown Waitsfield:
[image]http://cmsimg.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=BT&Date=20110828&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=108280801&Ref=PH&Item=52&Maxw=620&Maxh=465&q=80[/image]

All pictures from burlingtonfreepress.com
What the heck....those aren't the pictures I posted, the links must just be a placeholder for their slideshow and when they add new pictures the orders change...oh well, check out their website for the best.


Toast_in_the_Machine


Aug 29, 2011, 12:30 PM
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petsfed wrote:
qwert wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
Unlike the rest of the East Coast, I still have to work the next two days. But it's cool, I've got 4WD, a tow strap, a life jacket and a chainsaw. What could possibly go wrong?
To make a stupid joke, or not to make one, that is the question…

While i dont really get it where the difference between "dangerous weather", and "americans cant built solid buildings+ infrastructure" is, with that kind of weather warnings, i wish you folks the best of luck!

qwert

There's the issue of flooding and blown down trees to worry about. If you live in a place where both can be managed simply by better infrastructure, it must look very sterile.

One can live someplace that looks very sterile and still have these issues:



carabiner96


Aug 29, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Not sure what kind of infrastructure could stand up to what folks are thinking is a 200 yr flood.




qwert


Aug 30, 2011, 12:28 AM
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carabiner96 wrote:
Not sure what kind of infrastructure could stand up to what folks are thinking is a 200 yr flood.

[image]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/321511_10150298209082726_662297725_7863968_1623392_n.jpg[/image]
Infrastructure that is built to stand up to 200a floods?

I dont know the US regulations (and the german ones also not very good), but if i remember correctly all kinds of infrastructure and buildings have to be built to certain standarts, in order to withstand various events that are deemed likely enough. Could very well be that 200a events are not deemed important enough for some small roads.
Just the same as in Japan, where noone though that an earthquake could be stronger than 8, and hit at the same time as a tsunami…

qwert


Allfred


Aug 30, 2011, 5:20 AM
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qwert wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
Not sure what kind of infrastructure could stand up to what folks are thinking is a 200 yr flood.

[image]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/321511_10150298209082726_662297725_7863968_1623392_n.jpg[/image]
Infrastructure that is built to stand up to 200a floods?

I dont know the US regulations (and the german ones also not very good), but if i remember correctly all kinds of infrastructure and buildings have to be built to certain standarts, in order to withstand various events that are deemed likely enough. Could very well be that 200a events are not deemed important enough for some small roads.
Just the same as in Japan, where noone though that an earthquake could be stronger than 8, and hit at the same time as a tsunami…

qwert

Wind is a 50 year mean recurrence interval, 100 year for critical structures like hospitals, schools, stadiums (think superdome), etc.

Flooding: 100 year. But I guess a lot of it is locally driven based on the National Flood Insurance Program charts.


kachoong


Aug 30, 2011, 7:56 AM
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Allfred wrote:
qwert wrote:
carabiner96 wrote:
Not sure what kind of infrastructure could stand up to what folks are thinking is a 200 yr flood.

[image]https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/321511_10150298209082726_662297725_7863968_1623392_n.jpg[/image]
Infrastructure that is built to stand up to 200a floods?

I dont know the US regulations (and the german ones also not very good), but if i remember correctly all kinds of infrastructure and buildings have to be built to certain standarts, in order to withstand various events that are deemed likely enough. Could very well be that 200a events are not deemed important enough for some small roads.
Just the same as in Japan, where noone though that an earthquake could be stronger than 8, and hit at the same time as a tsunami…

qwert

Wind is a 50 year mean recurrence interval, 100 year for critical structures like hospitals, schools, stadiums (think superdome), etc.

Flooding: 100 year. But I guess a lot of it is locally driven based on the National Flood Insurance Program charts.

and how long data has been recorded.


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