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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Windy day!! by kazzzz on 22 January 2009 2:04pm
Mike asked me if I lived in Kansas and do I think I'm Dorothy?
I may well be, I went out today and came home, the front door had blown off in a high wind taking the architrave with it, and the house was full of leaves, the carport roof had peeled off like peeling a banana and the fence had split in two!
Re: Windy day!! by peripatetically on 22 January 2009 2:16pm
There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home.

Seriously, I'm so sorry to hear of all the destruction, Kaz. I'm glad you weren't home at the time. Imagine how frightening it would have felt. It's bad enough just finding it torn up. I bet you nearly swallowed your heart. Hope it gets taken care of in good time. xxxxx
Re: Windy day!! by bIG bLOGGER on 22 January 2009 3:40pm
Kazzo:What Happened??Were you living in a shack...??
The front doors of homes don't usually just blow off/up/and away/etc...in Kansas,USA,they do get tornados which can rip through neighborhoods like a can-opener.

At least,I suppose you can empathise with several thousands of homeless families in Gaza,who came back home to find wholesale destruction.2,600 people have also been left homeless by a cyclone which swept across Madagascar.


Today's stories/breaking news/Victoria:
Storms,high winds cause chaos
Dust storm warning in wild winds

90-km/hr winds recorded in St.Kilda and Laverton..those 'transvestites' you mentioned (see:winter doldrums) won't have many clothes left on by now?
Re: Windy day!! by peripatetically on 22 January 2009 5:10pm
Tornados happen in most areas of the USA. Not as often as the the regions mentioned, but they happen often enough!
Re: Windy day!! by mrsthing on 22 January 2009 6:19pm
We've had two in the last 25 years in CT that amounted to anything. One in New Haven, and one in Litchfield county, both at the same time. Two children died in Litchfield, no one died in New Haven, but there was lots of property damage everywhere. Occasionally we get a funnel cloud that stirs up a bit of excitement but doesn't actually do much damage, if any.

We really have the best weather in the US, as far as I'm concerned. Even hurricanes are usually weakened by hitting Long Island before CT. But we haven't had one in years. No widespread fires, no mudslides, no earthquakes that amount to anything, very rare blizzards, no devastating floods, very few droughts that cause any problems, no swarms of locusts--we haven't even had a problem with tent caterpillars or gypsy moths in many years.

Well, maybe I shouldn't speak too soon. Winter's only half over. We could still get a blizzard--they usually come in February.
Re: Windy day!! by mrsteabag on 22 January 2009 7:23pm
Don't go there, Judy!! Now, join me in thinking of whitesand beaches, young well-appointed men bringing us umbrella-laden drinks...and most importantly, Kaz and company being safe and the insurance adjuster bringing a case of creme eggs...ok, we just averted disaster. :)
Re: Windy day!! by kazzzz on 22 January 2009 11:20pm
I think we were just in the wrong place, it was a bit of a freak thing, the door is a big wooden heavy door it's just amazing really.
It's OK, I have creme egg content insurance:)
Re: Windy day!! by johnnythemonkey on 23 January 2009 3:28am
Kazzzz, your post made more sense than your email! I had to imagine that there were high winds and Big Ray just had'nt left in a huff in the morning !
Hugs to the cat . ;)
Re: Windy day!! by kazzzz on 23 January 2009 6:05am
The cat looks like it has been standing in front of a large outdoor hairdryer!
Re: Windy day!! by geordiegirl on 23 January 2009 5:21pm
Well, I hope it's secure & the insurance pay-up in a reasonable time: I had an insurance claim recently & the company handled it so dishonestly I'm complaining to the industry watchdog. Talking around, this is not uncommon in GB & I hope insurance claims are better handled in Auss.

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