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    Storm excitement in CA

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    by dr dij ·

    You’ve all probably seen on news about storms hitting CA, unless of course you’re in rest of country and are freezing your a** off so not your highest interest right now 🙂

    my company just flooded.
    roof caved in.

    Hope I still have a job in a few days!
    I’ll have to see what happened to the PCs we use.

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    • #2838015

      Right with you, Doc

      by santeewelding ·

      In reply to Storm excitement in CA

      Full brunt hit us a few hours ago. Seems now to have mellowed. I might call it, even, balmy, at the moment, last time I opened the door and looked out.

      What has me worried is that we are supposed to get a year’s worth of rain in five days. If they are right, we could be the next Haitians.

    • #2838009

      I’m watching

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to Storm excitement in CA

      from the corner of my eye. Not only do I have friends and family in those parts, it’s headed this way. Liable to be a shitload of snow next week…

      Hoping safety for you all.

      etu 😀

      • #2838008

        Storm and rain and snow be damned

        by santeewelding ·

        In reply to I’m watching

        “Shitload” does not need to be camouflaged to slip by the filters, or, so, we are about to find out.

    • #2837925

      Lousy wind and rain

      by mjd420nova ·

      In reply to Storm excitement in CA

      Spent all of last night re-aligning four satelite earth stations for clients that have 24/7 coverage. The rain hadn’t started heavy yet but the 50MPH winds were pushing the dishes all over the place. Some were actually the fault of the installation guys not securing the base mounts properly and were pulled loose. Most of the heavy rain has now moved through and will get some slack time before the next and supposedly biggest one comes in tomorrow. Gotta get my rest now as tomorrow holds more delightful weather. We need the rain so I’m not going to complain.

    • #2837917

      Hope you’re all ok!!

      by notsochiguy ·

      In reply to Storm excitement in CA

      Best wishes for you and everyone else impacted by the storms!!

    • #2837911

      Always managed to escape those

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to Storm excitement in CA

      The four years I was stationed Riverside and at Edwards, were fairly quiet weather-wise. The worst I remember was waking up one Sunday morning in winter 1982 to three inches of water standing on my patio and two inches of snow on the doorstep.

      Had the water on the patio been an inch deeper, I would have stepped into it as I rolled out of bed.

      All the best to you and yours. Hope your job is still there…with some insurance-paid OT, if you want it.

    • #2837910

      And you have more coming.

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to Storm excitement in CA

      I haven’t seen a west coast forecast in a couple of days, but the last one had east-bound low pressure cells lined up across the Pacific. I reminded me of the equatorial Atlantic in September, when tropical fronts march west from Africa.

      Good luck.

    • #2837850

      We’re ok!

      by dr dij ·

      In reply to Storm excitement in CA

      I went in at regular time.
      Lage blue hozes snaked around building 1st floor, that run outdoors to their van with a pump.

      I live in apt building and we have these guys in to suck out water from plumbing damage or water heater leaks.

      There was a whole fleet of them plus guy with wireless headpiece wandering around, directing it all. News van was still there.

      It was really weird to the inside of the company featured on the news.

      Before the regular people got in, they were mostly done, and except for leaving a few huge blower fans running on a carpted area, few signs of them most of the night.

      We’re up and running with little damage it appears!

      • #2837849

        Coolness.

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to We’re ok!

        Glad to hear it. 🙂

      • #2837848

        Good to hear.

        by theprofessordan ·

        In reply to We’re ok!

        I’m glad to hear that things went well for you. It’s always frustrating to have your life affected by things you can’t do anything about.

      • #2837842

        That’s great!

        by nicknielsen ·

        In reply to We’re ok!

        Now the question becomes “Who left what IT equipment on the floor of their office?”

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