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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    What do you do when a hurricane hits Canada?

    Well DUH. You Donk, and Cover!

    Best wishes to ride this out, y'all Canucks.

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    Hang tight there, Nova Scotians.

    And check in as soon as you can to share some tales!
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    My apologies Donk...

    ...the stupid metereologists named that hurricane after me... I hope you don't take it personally...

    PS: I doubt this is considered TMI because my name is quite friggin common (like the English homologue John, though even more common) here...

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    Canadian hurricane party!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

    You know that's gotta be rowdy! (Don't worry canucks, that's a compliment)

    Seriously, good luck riding out the storm and stay safe!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Good luck Canada, we can send you our used sandbags!
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    We did not get it too bad, just a bit of wind and rain. JMF on the other hand is probably not at work today because they have declared a state of emergency for most of NS.

    In Halifax, they had people lining up on the Wharf to watch the waves come in, guess that maritime tradion did not sink in - you run and hide from big storms. Some waves where in excess of 9 metres. Cleaning the raw sewage and garbage from the streets downtown will be gross.

    So far 2 deaths and 500 000 without power.

    Here is a link to the CBC's coverage

    http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/09/29/juan030929
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    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    I am at work, my area got some wind and rain last night but not like Halifax. I have spoken to a couple of people in Halifax and I think it will be a while before things are cleaned-up. One person lost all of the big trees in their backyard. My parents lost a huge tree but luckily no damage to the house, I will probably go help them clean up.

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    Good to hear you made it through OK. Keep us updated on the damage and conditions there in NS.

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    jmf - you're alive! Yay!

    Glad to hear you made it through okay. Sounds like the city is in a bit of a mess. Any idea what the impact on Garrison production will be?

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    Tranplanner asked
    Any idea what the impact on Garrison production will be?
    Don't worry, you'll get some next week.

    The good news would be that fire wood prices in the city should be reasonable this winter.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    There is some coverage here - the photos which are with the interview with the mayor a pretty good, the sunken two masted schooner (not the bluenose) which is shown is privately owned.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...ub=TopStories#

    Here is a CBC site with video, some of the images, including the hospital are near where my parents live.

    http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/09/29/juan030929

    I'll post pictures if I get any.

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    I thought it automatically turned into snow and became a blizzard. My guess is the canadians just grab a few cases of canadian beer and wait it out.

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    I took the day off work yesterday to help my parents clean up a bit in Halifax. The city will look entirely diiferent after all of this. Halifax was always known for its treed streets and many of those trees are now down. Many areas of the city still do not have power, if fact my parents haven't even seen a power truck, for them the good news is that the connection to the house was not ripped out, many of their neighbours will have to get an electrician in before they can get power back.

    Point Pleasant park, (website ) a huge wooded park on the peninsula was devasted, I will see if I can find any pictures of it.

    Here is a before picture:




    A friend sent me this link this morning, some great pics of some streets in the city.

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    I found this article worth reading:

    'Heartbreaking' Thursday, October 2, 2003
    By Richard Dooley

    HALIFAX – What was the jewel of Halifax’s parks is now a twisted tangle of uprooted and broken trees.
    In fact, Point Pleasant Park more resembles a clearcut than a beautiful urban forest.

    more at
    http://www.hfxnews.com/
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Thanks JNA that's the photo I was looking for!

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    My mother lives about an hour from Halifax, and they got tree branches knocked down all over town. Very sad to see what happened to Point Pleasant Park

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    Wow.. that's a lot of lumber wood now... though in natural conditions with our Valdivian rainforest... trees degrade in about 5 years...and fern appears within the year. I hope the park gets restored... naturally or artificially (human intervened)

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