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Official Weather Thread: Historical warming and melting taking place in the Arctic

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kiasu wrote: what if i turn off the main faucet for the water in basement
You have to drain all the water from the pipes if you want to shut the main faucet. Do not leave water in the pipes to freeze and expand
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cy wrote: As of 20 minutes ago, my father said power is still out. They even lost the power to the elevators in his condo.
Thanks. :cry: Condo 2627 McCowan? lol
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jjj112 wrote: Any updates on Finch & McCowan ? Have 2 family (DW friends) in my home like to get rid off :cry:
Be kind & have a heart... if the situation was reversed, would you like your DW? (What does that mean?) friends to think of you like that while you are in need of help?
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djemzine wrote: I'd say 15-20 mins? I get a notification via email when my security system is active. As well as the Nest devices.

Ya those 1 cent flashlights from T Mart were useful. I ordered three lol.
Lol ok that's good. I knew it wasn't going to be too long. Keep those flashlights in handy in case we get hit again. Our climate seemed to be getting all messed up lol
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Pochacco wrote: Be kind & have a heart... if the situation was reversed, would you like your DW? (What does that mean?) friends to think of you like that too?
DW= dear wife. Well I got 5 kids under 9 running around :facepalm:
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Pochacco wrote: haha..and I thought DW meant maybe.. Desperate Wife haha :D
No Lol. they need Darth Waiter to serve the people of the house to provide entertainment for the kids in this crisis and because noone wants to do all the work in a house that is so full of ice storm refugees :lol:
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Areas around NE corner of Alton Towers Circle (M1V 3-- area) just resumed power.
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Just looking at the map of incidents, I just know that the number of people without power is enormous, thousands in all parts of the city. I was convinced yesterday that not many people would be left with no power by the time we entered the deep freeze, but this is starting to look like a much worse disaster. There is not much of an overall big change in the number of incidents since easrly yesterday morning, but more just a fluctuation in the location and number of new and existing incidents. This is indeed going to take long. Say goodbye to the 72 hour thing they said. That no longer applies as I see now. geez! and I though 72 hours was bad.
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In just the last hour From
East York Mirror ‏@EastYorkMirror
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Toronto News ‏@newstoronto
#darkTO Toronto Hydro says it could be the weekend before everyone has their power restored.

markdicostanzo ‏@MARK_DICOSTANZO 26m
My dad brought one of his cranes from work to clean up the trees on my street #whataguy pic.twitter.com/Mm9pG8MPqn
[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcMuPDNIIAE_PFI.jpg:large[/IMG]

Janet Horvath ‏@playinglesshurt 4h
Disastrous ice storm in Toronto! Trees and electricity down everywhere. This is my aunt's street. Power out all over pic.twitter.com/crN9IxGYA7
[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcL3oB0CcAAsjvt.jpg[/IMG]

Tristan Kong ‏@tzkong 19h
So sad to see this picture from my aunt's street in Mississauga.. Beautiful trees are missed. RIP #TorontoStorm
[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcItxUSIYAA-fB_.jpg:large[/IMG]

julie adam ‏@julieadam 22 Dec
Our street looks like a bomb went off. Trees down everywhere this neighbour had both cars hit pic.twitter.com/8PtXgD9gL1
[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcGvHCDCYAAF0nh.jpg:large[/IMG]

Power out, trees down, roads bad. Stay home and let the road, hydro and emergency crews do their jobs. #icestorm2013 pic.twitter.com/KMyCnHQ5hJ
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jjj112 wrote: Thanks. :cry: Condo 2627 McCowan? lol
I drove by on Finch from Kennedy to McCowan, still no power. Lots of branches and trees on the curb side, City Toronto crew is moving it to one side.



I say North York is such a mess with older trees fallen down in smaller roads, etc.
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bluenose2 wrote: this is NOT an emergency. There are some trees downs and the 75% of the city has power. People are holiday shopping today. How do you justify an emergency when most of the people are having a normal day.
Yeah! 250,000 people, many elderly and children, shivering in the cold, who cares! Doesn't sound like an emergency to me, I've got power an played Killzone all day!

Sarcasm aside, if you had driven through Scarborough yesterday like I did, you would probaly think it's an emergency too. With that said, I think the worst has passed, it sounds like power will be back up soon. It's a good thing the freezing rain didn't last longer or it could have been much worse.

The amount of people seriously affected by this (my brother's family included who STILL don't have power), was huge. Hundreds of thousands in sub zero temperatures sounds like an emergency to me personally.
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^^ You're making your family wait? @premium
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Premium wrote: Nah, they actually made me wait because they want to pack their stuff. I am so kind, right? I gave them like 2 hours to do it :D

On topic, I took some icy pics yesterday.

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Many get amazed by how much thicker the ice can get compared to the actual branches it is wrapped on. Especially with thinner bushes and trees.
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