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20-01-2020, 07:41   #271
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Just called in to post re the emergency in Newfoundland, where several of my family's dwellings are totally/competely buried in the huge snowfall. It is posted on the weather abroad .

While they are well used to life there, and well equipped, this is a dangerous situation. Only way they could signal out is flares. Deeply thankful the army is in now.

Prayer Vigil here today. Candles lit

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"If the Irish want snow, give them this lot"
Just checked out a few of the news reports Graces. Amazing stuff.
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20-01-2020, 07:44   #272
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Managed to get through to BC where other family are; expecting snow there too and the line bad,

No news; but they know that had our people been caught outside they would have been found by now to hoping they are hunkered safe inside, trapped but safe. Great faith in the army in this situation.

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Just checked out a few of the news reports Graces. Amazing stuff.
Just waiting to hear they are safe. Staying online for any news.

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Can you imagine the media hype here or in the UK if anything like that happened here!

We go overboard when it hits -4, but so many other places suffer proper extremes of weather, and ours by comparison is relatively benign.
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Used to get anywhere up to a foot in Orkney most years but we were geared to it.When the snowplough attachment to the lorry failed the tractors waded in with great hilarity .

This is extreme even for Newfie though but straightway the army came in.

Irkentweean you imagine the media hype here or in the UK if anything like that happened here!

We go overboard when it hits -4, but so many other places suffer proper extremes of weather, and ours by comparison is relatively benign.[/QUOTE]
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https://digg.com/2020/newfoundland-blizzard

Just think if we did not have the gulf stream we could see scenes like this. Some will be thankful we don't
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Posted on this earlier - think I managed to delete it!

A couple of new records broken in Newfoundland

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/19/ameri...rnd/index.html
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We go overboard when it hits -4, [...]
Yeah, listened to the forecast last weekend and they said -4 is "severe frost". LOLed.
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I forget sometimes when I am on the phone to Canada how "mild" it is here in comparison; the silence at the other eend when I complain about the cold reminds me!

Out here the ocean keeps the frost away.

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Yeah, listened to the forecast last weekend and they said -4 is "severe frost". LOLed.
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Australia got a big supercell thunderstorm in Canberra and Sydney, and a massive dust storm in relatively close proximity today.

https://twitter.com/guardian/status/...513339392?s=12
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UPDATE; the army are clearing paths to doors, and doors, so people can get out even though roads etc are still blocked.

They stay inside; there have been deaths already where folk were out and got caught.

NB we still have not heard from our people but no adverse reports and they will be in touch when they can. In the past they have sent flares up.

In summer they stock up, as it is normal to be snowed in, so until they are rescued, they have food and water etc and air provision.

They all have excellent insulation built in .Standard practice

Someone asked re there being little snow on the rooves? They clear them usually with snow blowers as the weight would else destroy them .

As in all places with extreme weather is normal, everything is geared to this. Not like here when a weather event causes chaos.

[QUOTE=nacho libre;112303658]https://digg.com/2020/newfoundland-blizzard
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Yikes!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...hilly-florida/
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We have heard from all our folk .
All safe; the army did a great job.

They are forecasting more heavy snow at the weekend there so advising folk to stock up. Queues are long!
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Meanwhile in Newfoundland (just couldn't resist, apologies):

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Wonderful and no apology please! In these situations a sense of humour is vital


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A snow devil in Norway.

https://twitter.com/nashwx/status/12...677211653?s=21
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