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Postby Brick's » Thu Sep 14, 2017

Apologies in advance for taking off track.

Rodebaugh wrote:<snip> It felt like someone shooting coal but seemed to last for 1-1.5 seconds instead of the normal millisecond . . . <snip>


Now I am sure the term "shooting coal" is a very familiar one in certain parts or regions of the US, but I have never lived in one of them. So Doc, I have to ask? Your reply appreciated in advance.

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Postby Diggin4copper » Thu Sep 14, 2017

My top 3 guesses...
1- the noise the coal delivery truck makes when dumping a load of coal in your driveway...
2- The boom when a vein is being blown up in t h e hills
3- The sound a shotgun makes when your neighbor is chasing off them dirty coal miners
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Postby MasterBlaster » Thu Sep 14, 2017

Brick's wrote:Apologies in advance for taking off track.

Rodebaugh wrote:<snip> It felt like someone shooting coal but seemed to last for 1-1.5 seconds instead of the normal millisecond . . . <snip>


Now I am sure the term "shooting coal" is a very familiar one in certain parts or regions of the US, but I have never lived in one of them. So Doc, I have to ask? Your reply appreciated in advance.

I'm not Doc but I am a retired blaster, "shooting coal" I believe translates into a coal mine blasting, shooting is a slang for blasting in the biz. Usually seismographs are used at mines or job sites to measure ground vibrations. Sorry Doc just had to :wave:
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Postby gramcracker » Thu Sep 14, 2017

Rodebaugh wrote:I'm sure there are some faults. Likely deep and not to terribly active if I were to chance a guess. It felt like someone shooting coal but seemed to last for 1-1.5 seconds instead of the normal millisecond. Barely noticeable in fact.

Zugzwang, You are in the next Valley over. Did you feel it?

http://www.wvva.com/story/36358299/2017 ... -county-wv


I am pretty darn close to the center (Summers County) but I did not feel it. I think I was mowing with a DR walk behind brush hog that feels sort of like an earthquake itself. A few years back I did feel the one in VA and knew it was an earthquake. I even left the house!
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Postby gramcracker » Thu Sep 14, 2017

My wife felt it. She was in Hinton. Another woman knew it was an earthquake from being in CA.
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Postby Rodebaugh » Fri Sep 15, 2017

Correct: a shot is an explosive charge used to break up material. Coal in a strip gets blasted. Underground works to my knowledge never get shot. It's just not safe or necessary.

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Postby MasterBlaster » Fri Sep 15, 2017

Rodebaugh wrote:Correct: a shot is an explosive charge used to break up material. Coal in a strip gets blasted. Underground works to my knowledge never get shot. It's just not safe or necessary.

correct underground not safe due to methane gas running thru seams.
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Postby Blue Angel » Fri Sep 15, 2017

We just now, late this afternoon, have electricity. We have been on generator power since the flood. A really giant step. ....

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Postby RLNcoinbuyer » Fri Sep 15, 2017

Awesome news :clap:

Blue Angel wrote:We just now, late this afternoon, have electricity. We have been on generator power since the flood. A really giant step. ....
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Blue Angel wrote:We just now, late this afternoon, have electricity. We have been on generator power since the flood. A really giant step. ....


PRAISE THE LORD JIM! That is indeed awesome news. :thumbup: :clap:

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Postby Lucky me » Sun Sep 17, 2017

I'm not as bad off as Blue Angel I'm only a week in without power in Lehigh Acres Florida. Jim I hope things get back to normal for you soon.
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Postby Blue Angel » Mon Sep 18, 2017

Lucky me wrote:I'm not as bad off as Blue Angel I'm only a week in without power in Lehigh Acres Florida. Jim I hope things get back to normal for you soon.


Thanks so much. Glad to hear you are ok in Florida.

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Postby Blue Angel » Mon Sep 18, 2017

I got a chance to read the Houston Chronicle newspaper today. Interesting statistics about hurricane Harvey :

- An estimated 34 trillion gallons of rainfall across East Texas and western Louisiana.

- A record 51.88 inch recording at Cedar Bayou, east of Houston, is the continental United States rainfall record. I live along the banks of this normally beautiful waterway.

- Between August 23-30, an area of nearly 29,000 square miles received 20" or more rain. That is larger than 10 US states.

- The National record for a three day rain total in a metro area is Hobby Airport August 26-28, with 32.47 inches.

- The area of Texas that received on average , more than 40" of rain is slightly larger than the land mass of Puerto Rico.

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Postby Blue Angel » Mon Sep 18, 2017

Flooded vehicles at Royal Purple Raceway. They are still arriving by the hundreds every day.

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Postby silvermotor » Mon Sep 18, 2017

:wave:

SM reporting in from South FL.

We lost power on Sunday 9/10, ran essentials on generator, no structural damage to our homes,
power came back on Friday 9/15.

All our Family is safe and back in their own homes. :thumbup:


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Postby Blue Angel » Mon Sep 18, 2017

silvermotor wrote::wave:

SM reporting in from South FL.

We lost power on Sunday 9/10, ran essentials on generator, no structural damage to our homes,
power came back on Friday 9/15.

All our Family is safe and back in their own homes. :thumbup:


SM



Thanks for the update. Sounds like you guys were prepared. Glad everyone is safe.

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Postby mnymgr1 » Mon Sep 18, 2017

Glad all of you reporting in are inching toward normal.

Sorry to say this but they already named another storm, Maria. No firm track yet but looks like eastern seaboard.
One lousy hurricane season so far.
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Postby Purple and Gold » Wed Oct 04, 2017

Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the Caribbean ( soon to be T.S. Nate). Conditions are favorable for development and he is predicted to become a Hurricane 1 or 2 and be in the Northern Gulf by this weekend :shock:
Possible landfall between New Orleans and the Fla Panhandle.
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Postby mnymgr1 » Thu Oct 05, 2017

looks like the models are all predicting about the same direction as well
stay safe guys

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Re: To all our members in the way of bad weather....

Postby Purple and Gold » Thu Oct 05, 2017

Governor Edwards just issued a State of Emergency for La. The mayor had already issued one for New Orleans. Grand Isle, La. (such a beautiful place) is being evacuated now. Our parish sheriff has shut down all boat traffic on area rivers, lakes and bayous.
What a storm season to remember and the Hurricane season doesnt officially end until Nov 30th :?
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