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Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Posted By: wabigoon

Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

The city got hit by a nasty wind storm a couple hours ago. Trees down, power lines down, no power.
A big cleanup job for them.
Posted By: Valsdad

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Guess that's better than Antifa hitting the city?

Sorry to hear that Richard.

Ma Nature is a B I T C H somedays.
Posted By: 12344mag

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Done.
Posted By: New_2_99s

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Manitoba had a hurricane on Saturday, several lives lost & much damage.

Hoping the Shootist is OK ?
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Thanks men, my wife, and I would head that wat to help our daughter, and family. The rub is I have a coloscopy Wednesday morning. I won't be roaming from from the throne room Tuesday.
Posted By: New_2_99s

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

I see he has posted today, so all must be well.
Posted By: cooper57m

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

I can relate we just got power back on Sat after losing it to the tropical storm with the strange name last Tuesday. It's no fun.
Posted By: kaywoodie

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Thanks Richard. Better check on little sis. She lives over in Van Horne.
Posted By: Full3r

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Live about 40 min east of there. Saw 4 semi’s in ditch on side heading home from work. Lots of trees down. Corn fields flat and a lot of bare trees between Dubuque and Davenport. Been several years sincecc bc we had wind this bad
Posted By: GRIZZ

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Someone better check on little Mikey Wiener doubt his double wide could survive this. Wonder if he had time to change his soiled shorts and get his trousers on...
Posted By: hillbillybear

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Prayers on the way
Posted By: johnw

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

No power in NW Lee county Illinois for 2 hours now.
Maybe shoulda kept one welder generator
Posted By: johnw

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Can't take a proper nap without central air and cpap
Posted By: ironbender

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Originally Posted by New_2_99s
Manitoba had a hurricane on Saturday, several lives lost & much damage.

Hoping the Shootist is OK ?

Hurricane remnants from isuast or wtf the name was, or tornado?
Posted By: New_2_99s

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Whoops Mike, yes tornado twisty thingy !
Posted By: ironbender

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Originally Posted by New_2_99s
Whoops Mike, yes tornado twisty thingy !

👍. Seemed a bit too continental for the ‘cane!
Posted By: 12344mag

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

It's about to hit us now, the lake did a nice job of weakening it for us.
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Paul, in 91 a tornado took the roof off the Wabigoon tavern, they stayed open, a topless bar!
Posted By: blanket

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

My youngest daughter is there in CR very bad damage
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/10/20

Our daughter's place is a mess. We are trying to get there to help end of the week.
Posted By: Happy_Camper

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Originally Posted by wabigoon
The city got hit by a nasty wind storm a couple hours ago. Trees down, power lines down, no power.
A big cleanup job for them.

Praying now, Wabigoon!
Let me know if you have anything more specific.
Hope your girl gets back what was damaged.
Posted By: jaguartx

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Originally Posted by New_2_99s
Manitoba had a hurricane on Saturday, several lives lost & much damage.

Hoping the Shootist is OK ?

Hurricane or tornado?
Posted By: ironbender

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Originally Posted by jaguartx
Originally Posted by New_2_99s
Manitoba had a hurricane on Saturday, several lives lost & much damage.

Hoping the Shootist is OK ?

Hurricane or tornado?

Asked and answered above.
Posted By: woodmaster81

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Hope every one is safe and gets back on their feet quickly. It sucks trying to deal with Nature's calamities.

Briefly lived in Hiawatha when I was very young. Dad worked for Collins Radio working on communications for the Gemini and Appollo projects. His last project was communications hook ups when Nixon went to China. He was laid off the day after Nixon left China.
Posted By: 12344mag

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Originally Posted by wabigoon
Paul, in 91 a tornado took the roof off the Wabigoon tavern, they stayed open, a topless bar!


HA!
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

The cell phones are not working. I hope families are well.

The pictures from late yesterday showed a real mess., trees down al over.
Posted By: johnw

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Power just came on here after 26 hours.

Years past we always had a welder generator that we could plug into our dryer outlet and run what we needed to. Those have all gone away, and the wife and I have had a couple of discussions about a dedicated generator over the last couple of years.

Our discussion about generators this morning went something like;

Her-
Quote
Get a generator and get it hooked up.


Me-
Quote
OK Dear
Posted By: blanket

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

estimating 7 more days before power. Daughter came home to pickup chainsaws this afternoon to help friends. Reports are 10 million acres of crops down
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

I just talked to our daughter, no power, hot gas water, hit, and miss text, and internet.

She is cooking on a gas grill. One Caseys open forty miles away. Some grocery stores open, they must have generators.
Posted By: blanket

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Bring gas, Muscatine is swarmed with Scott, Johnson and Linn county people filling cans. Stations are running out. Line of cars a mile long on I80 waiting to pull off on I80 truck stop in Davenport this morning
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Thanks Russ, if the hay gets baled by Friday, my wife, and son are going there to help clean up. They should take lots of ice as well. BBQ gas too.
Posted By: rockinbbar

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Bad news.

Hope everyone comes through it okay.
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/11/20

Barry, Becky said two people killed in the storm six hurt.
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/12/20

The town is not out of the woods yet. No power.
Posted By: kwg020

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/13/20

The power in central Iowa may be out for up to 2 weeks in portions of the metro. There are a lot of big power lines laying on the ground with a large number of broken poles. My grand kids and daughter in law are staying with us. Her parents are only 7 miles away and they are worse off than the son, daughter in law and grand kids.

kwg
Posted By: jaguartx

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/13/20

Wabi, little towns in E Texas after the Hurricane flooded New Orleans years ago went without electricity for 6-8 weeks and it wasn't ever mentioned in the MSM.
Posted By: HawkI

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/13/20

Originally Posted by kaywoodie
Thanks Richard. Better check on little sis. She lives over in Van Horne.


Thats a metropolis...
Posted By: blanket

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/15/20

was up there today helping, went thru 3 gallons of chainsaw gas. Heard from a friend that is in the utility field that there are over 100 crews there but could be months to get all online. What a mess. Before the chainsaw thread starts I was running 2-029 stihls and 2 -460 huskys
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/15/20

Thanks for the help, and prayers good folks.
Posted By: JohnGlenn

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/15/20

I live in CR. If she is caught up on her cleanup maybe you could send her over with a chainsaw? Only if it is a stihl, if she has a husky tell her we are all good.

Power just flip on at my place bout an hour ago. Luckily my old man always springs into action during natural disasters and he hard wired a generator to the main panel. As much as I have been sweating the ac has been nice.
Posted By: wabigoon

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/15/20

My wife, and son are there, three saws, two generators, ice, long cords, and a lot of sweating.

Thanks!
Posted By: JohnGlenn

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/15/20

Good luck to them. It has been tough. Never seen this much widespread damage from one event.

Joking aside. If they need an extra hand, extra generator, gas can or anything else shoot me a message. We have power now and are sitting pretty good for the most part.

Take care.
Posted By: blanket

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/15/20

Lots of folks need help there, daughter told me the animal shelter got a genset to run the well and someone stole it within an hour so chain them down
Posted By: JohnGlenn

Re: Prayer needed for Cedar Rapids, Iowa. - 08/16/20

I have heard a couple of stories of that kind of crap happening. Seems residential areas are still secure. It would be tough to steal a generator in my neighborhood. 10 PM curfew still in effect.
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