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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
blown away! by Sophie-Louise on 18 January 2007 5:54pm
the wind and rain is so bad here in lincoln. the road that i live on is closed and i've been told by police officers to stay in my room and not walk down the street! the roof has collapsed in several places in my student accommodation with leaks everywhere! i don't think it's safe! my room is creeking and the window keeps flying open! plus i'm on the top floor. so i'm going home tonight for a long weekend! lol
Re: blown away! by tucsonmike on 18 January 2007 6:07pm
Well be careful etc. Sure the flying window is not a ghost?
Re: blown away! by Blasi on 18 January 2007 6:09pm
Sure is blowy. We've lost most of our fencing.
Re: blown away! by Lounge Trekker on 18 January 2007 7:07pm
If you feel unsafe, talk to your building supervisor about safe places within the structure. You will need to know something about the construction of the building to select a safe location.

I'd say you'll want to be on the ground floor near an elevator shaft or chimney structure that offers stability the full height of the building.

Second best would be beneath a lintel over an exterior door in a bearing wall. Perhaps on the windward side of the building...if there is a partial collapse, material would likely follow the path of the destructive force - the wind.

Lounge Trekker P.Eng
Re: blown away! by kazzzz on 19 January 2007 4:08am
I think you'd be much safer in the Bahamas, Soph!
I saw the footage on the news last night, it looked terrible :(
Re: blown away! by Ellerd on 19 January 2007 8:11am
Until a hurricane came along, Kazzzz...

Stay safe!
Re: blown away! by kazzzz on 19 January 2007 11:29pm
Fair point, make it Queensland
Re: blown away! by tucsonmike on 20 January 2007 3:42am
Someone gave me todays New York Times and it spoke about the weather in Northern Europe. I was shivering just reading it.
Re: blown away! by Sophie-Louise on 21 January 2007 10:48pm
well i got through it with only losing my favourite hat, which blew into a lake! i was most annoyed!
Re: blown away! by kazzzz on 21 January 2007 11:29pm
Not the pink one that does up under your chin with the pompom?? :(

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