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« on: June 08, 2006, 01:46:34 AM »

Well, I thought that getting away from Florida might help, but the damned tornadoes apparently followed me to Arizona.   We just got hit with what they call a 'microburst' and it literally removed every shingle from the rear overhang, the facia boards, and my neighbors aluminum shed and threw them into my front lawn.   Insult to injury, it tossed my swing into our door and broke the swing.  Hey, better the swing than the window I suppose. smile  The fun begins as it is now raining.  I can see cracks in the roof and it is beginning to leak.  It also looks like it has damaged my AC unit.  I won't know until tomorrow whether or not the shingles hitting my cars has damanged them.  My insurance will cover it, but I REALLY didn't need this on top of my pre-existing financial issues that have cropped up this month.   Sigh.



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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 01:52:53 AM »

Ouch!  Good luck getting everything taken care of and at least everyone is safe and sound.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006, 01:57:59 AM »

oh crap.  Sorry to hear that, KD. frown

I hope you can get everything fixed up with little problem.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2006, 02:05:57 AM »

What part of AZ.

Back when I lived in Scottsdale (late 70's to mid 80s) we NEVER had anything like that.

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2006, 02:06:48 AM »

I'm glad to see the cinder block fences haven't gone out of style.


Oh and time to trim the shrubs! smile
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2006, 02:55:44 AM »

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I'm glad to see the cinder block fences haven't gone out of style.


Oh and time to trim the shrubs! smile


We had wooden fences.  I have a neighbor that likes to stick her nose over my fence, and her Damien child liked to climb said fence and knock out slats.  It took just a few times of that (and after several requests for them to stop their demon-child to no avail) that I ripped down the fence and put up block walls on all sides.

As far as the shrubs go, those used to be rose bushes.  Pretty beat up now.  They were all attached to trulluses (sp?) that were ripped out of the ground.  I don't know where they went. :/  

We are in North Phoenix.  Cave Creek/Union Hills area.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2006, 04:02:18 AM »

Well crap Ron.  That really sucks.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2006, 04:17:33 AM »

The roof!  The roof!  The roof is on... Ron's lawn?

Sorry to hear 'bout another bout of more bad luck for ya KD.  May your transaction with insurance go smoothly...
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 04:31:53 AM »

Guess that storm went directly over your house. I had some wind and a light sprinkle, but nothing too much.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 12:44:23 PM »

Wow. That storm last night blew like the dickens and dumped a lot of rain where I was, but it didn't blow the house down.

Good luck on you and your insurance endeavors later today.

The scary part? I've lived through hurricanes before that did less damage than shown here.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 01:23:27 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2006, 02:05:45 PM »

Ouch, ouch. We got brief gusts and heavy rain for a few minutes but other than that it was pretty minor.

Sorry to hear about your roof.

I always look forward to this time of year, picking up debri, cutting broken limbs off trees, cutting fallen trees into pieces, etc etc.
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2006, 02:15:06 PM »

It rains in Arizona?
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2006, 03:13:47 PM »

I remember Cave Creek rd. I lived off of Green way by Horizon High School. That ring any bells?
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2006, 05:24:21 PM »

Ive never seen an AC unit sitting on top of a house before.
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2006, 05:52:56 PM »

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Ive never seen an AC unit sitting on top of a house before.


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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2006, 05:52:58 PM »

nice lawn
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2006, 08:22:52 PM »

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nice lawn


I'm doing my best to kill it.  Its all Bermuda grass, which on the surface sounds like a nice grass, but in reality it is like sharp green razors.   When it is all killed I'll plant Azoysia grass.  smile

As for your high school ATB, yea, I know exactly where that is. smile
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2006, 10:12:43 PM »

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It rains in Arizona?

Yes.

It never rains in southern California.
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2006, 10:26:34 PM »

One time I visited the Grand Canyon in December and it fucking snowed.  SNOWED.
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2006, 11:02:01 PM »

There were multicell storms moving up from Mexico through Tucson and Phoenix due to the SE flow created by the low pressure system located over the Baja peninsula pulling moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and southern Mexico. The typical monsoonal pattern (which exists mostly from late June to early September) occurs when a high pressure system sets up over the UT-AZ-CO-NM border (which is a called a "Four Courners High) and effectively does the same thing as the low to our SW is doing right now. So yes, we do get rain in AZ.

Really sorry about your house, KD.
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2006, 01:22:08 AM »

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One time I visited the Grand Canyon in December and it fucking snowed.  SNOWED.


So were you trapped and SNOWNED?
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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2006, 02:58:30 AM »

That's a bummer...we got some rain and wind, but nothing that severe (Gilbert, Higley/Elliot). We were right in the middle of that massive dust storm the other day, though.
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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2006, 03:27:55 AM »

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That's a bummer...we got some rain and wind, but nothing that severe (Gilbert, Higley/Elliot). We were right in the middle of that massive dust storm the other day, though.


At least you put a smile on my face with your Avatar.  Manny is awesome. biggrin
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2006, 10:52:26 AM »

For those who would like to see what ripped the shingles from my roof, behold, I have video for you:

http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoChannel.aspx?storyid=da4de1aad314826e34d1b864ffe71ce13171aa36
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« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2006, 02:10:21 PM »

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There were multicell storms moving up from Mexico through Tucson and Phoenix due to the SE flow created by the low pressure system located over the Baja peninsula pulling moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and southern Mexico. The typical monsoonal pattern (which exists mostly from late June to early September) occurs when a high pressure system sets up over the UT-AZ-CO-NM border (which is a called a "Four Courners High) and effectively does the same thing as the low to our SW is doing right now. So yes, we do get rain in AZ.

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« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2006, 03:58:38 PM »

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For those who would like to see what ripped the shingles from my roof, behold, I have video for you:

http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoChannel.aspx?storyid=da4de1aad314826e34d1b864ffe71ce13171aa36

Iraqi insurgents?

At least that's what's coming up right now on Reuters. biggrin
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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2006, 05:45:59 PM »

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For those who would like to see what ripped the shingles from my roof, behold, I have video for you:

http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoChannel.aspx?storyid=da4de1aad314826e34d1b864ffe71ce13171aa36

Iraqi insurgents?

At least that's what's coming up right now on Reuters. biggrin


I was about to say something similar.  I mean, I know that some of those Brits can be a bunch of windbags, but who knew they could cause that much damage to a house.
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« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2006, 10:14:40 PM »

Stupid Reuters.  It was showing the storm.  It was actually kinda cool looking...you know, if it happened to somebody else.  It was like a massive wall of sand coming towards the city.  It didn't generate a face in the middle and roar at me, like in The Mummy, but it was still neat.
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« Reply #29 on: June 09, 2006, 10:46:06 PM »

Hey at least your organ pipe wind chimes seem to have survived!   :twisted:

Seriously, that sucks.  Homeowners going to cover it I assume?  Sure hope you have a low deductible, gah.
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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2006, 10:58:53 PM »

Heh, yea, I expected that it would have taken the chimes and thrown them to the high heavens, but it didn't.

Thank all that is Holy, my wife was an insurance agent and changed our deductable to zero last year.
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« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2006, 03:34:08 PM »

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There were multicell storms moving up from Mexico through Tucson and Phoenix due to the SE flow created by the low pressure system located over the Baja peninsula pulling moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and southern Mexico. The typical monsoonal pattern (which exists mostly from late June to early September) occurs when a high pressure system sets up over the UT-AZ-CO-NM border (which is a called a "Four Courners High) and effectively does the same thing as the low to our SW is doing right now. So yes, we do get rain in AZ.

*cough*NERD!*cough*  :wink:


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« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2006, 06:31:09 PM »

For a second I thought you were talking about the following link KD.

http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoChannel.aspx?storyid=FEEDROOM146694  [NSFW]
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« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2006, 08:51:49 PM »

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For a second I thought you were talking about the following link KD.

http://today.reuters.com/tv/videoChannel.aspx?storyid=FEEDROOM146694  [NSFW]


Damned nude cyclists rode by so fast it tore off my roof! slywink
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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2007, 06:07:45 PM »

Ahhhh June 7th. I remember it well. 

Allstate showed up at my door early this morning to FINALLY agree with me that my whole damned roof needed to be replaced, and not just patched.  It was a long battle, but it looks like the end is in sight.  Needless to say, the bill for said repair has gone up exponentially...

I feel like I'm in good hands with Allstate. 

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« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2007, 06:17:35 PM »

That long?  Have you used plastic shopping bags for your roof for the last 7 months?
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« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2007, 06:18:38 PM »

Holy mother of god, no wonder your neighbors bitch about your lawn and garden skillz..   icon_eek  slywink
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« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2007, 06:28:13 PM »

Quote from: Austin on January 16, 2007, 06:17:35 PM

That long?  Have you used plastic shopping bags for your roof for the last 7 months?

Yep, but despite my best efforts, the whole rear roof is going to be gutted and replaced.  There is extensive water damage to the roof in the back. 
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« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2007, 10:43:04 PM »

I remember the first time I had ever heard of a microburst and that is when one hit in Lee's Summit (sub of KC) and completely took two houses off their foundations.

At first they thought it was a tornado but later said it was a microburst.

Since your house is still there I would call it lucky.  The pictures they showed of the houses in the Lee's Summit was unreal.

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« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2007, 11:00:45 PM »

Quote from: Bulletpig on January 16, 2007, 10:43:04 PM

I remember the first time I had ever heard of a microburst and that is when one hit in Lee's Summit (sub of KC) and completely took two houses off their foundations.

At first they thought it was a tornado but later said it was a microburst.

Since your house is still there I would call it lucky.  The pictures they showed of the houses in the Lee's Summit was unreal.

Regards,
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No doubt - I count my lucky stars.  The neighbor had a metal shed that flew over her house and lodged into the palm trees.  It can always be worse....
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