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Dear Bruce :
Your story of such a powerful storm is very chilling to everyone who reads it here at the site. What you could not do on part 15 radio you certainly have done for us.
The lesson you bring is about how frail we are in the grip of the giant natural forces and probably everyone on this board will have their turn with a terrible earth-space event.
Just this week I’ve been wondering about power generators and how difficult it is to have them in safe working order when they are needed.
Trees are playing a large roll in all the disasters… they come down in ice, floods, earthquakes, wind storms and now your new twist, the sum weight of leaves and snow.
A few years ago my seemingly peaceful bamboo trees iced up and slumped onto the power lines ripping them from the house.
A simple honeysuckle bush iced up on top of the internet cable and dragged it from the wall.
Invisible ice put me on my back in the dark and only by chance did I escape a broken bone.
I’m so happy you and your family are making it and it will be so good when “normal” returns.