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CloneGuy8

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Got power back this morning. Internet is spotty, which is problematic working from home, but after seeing what places like Cedar Rapids are going through, I am very thankful.
 
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isu_oak

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This was just posted by the City of Ames on its Facebook page:
"Shout out to the mutual aid. We’ve received help from Algona, Denison, Cedar Falls Utilities, Webster City, Lehigh, Zoske from Cedar Falls, Ogden, and Glidden.
Today, outside crews have tripled the number of line crews in the field!"

Even so, there are portions of town being told it could be sometime next week before they get power back.
This is the letter everyone in our Ames neighborhood received today regarding the extended outage.

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3TrueFans

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Finally got power back at about 4pm today, that sucked. No internet yet unfortunately.
 

motorcy90

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Just got our insurance claim #!! Even though I have a “widow maker” in my tree, insurance will not cover to remove it. Maybe when they cut it down, I could prop it up against the house and then put it down against the deductible. Friends also told me that go with D2-D3 shingles as it lowered their premium.
metal roofs.. lots of them around up here after a hail storm a few years ago... our house had 2 year old siding and metal roofing when I bought it.
Abby's taken? :(
she is a short cutie in person :jimlad:
 

awd4cy

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Bring it on what have I got to lose. Already lost the tops of all my trees above 25 ft. Still have no electricity, and a 100' x 10' x 10' pile of branches in my ditch. There is a reason I pay for insurance, so I want my money's worth.
Might as well get a good show if we gotta sit in the dark anyways.
 
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BoxsterCy

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Seeing all of the downed tree pics on FB from friends back in Iowa gives this ISU alumni with a degree in landscape architecture a huge sad. :(
 
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NATEizKING

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Got my power back at 2 today, neighbors across the street still out.

Parents got tree their house, sounding like 6 months to rebuild. Have to move the whole house to storage, been a long week. So far we've filled two 10x15 storages.
 

isufbcurt

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Still no power but I'm heading to Davenport for the weekend to race. Hopefully Sunday I will come home to some electricity.
 

CloneGuy8

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Can anyone suggest a good place to donate to help Cedar Rapids, or other places hit hard?
 
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SEIOWA CLONE

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Just got our insurance claim #!! Even though I have a “widow maker” in my tree, insurance will not cover to remove it. Maybe when they cut it down, I could prop it up against the house and then put it down against the deductible. Friends also told me that go with D2-D3 shingles as it lowered their premium.
We had a large tree like that in our yard, branches fell twice, one time damaging the deck underneath, and a second time branches hit the garage roof and again the deck. They covered it both times, not wanting a third time I called them up, and asked if they would cover to have it taken down. Nope, so I asked when it falls and hits the house this time or the garage and the deck again I am covered? Yep was their reply.

We paid to have it taken down ourselves, thought we got a sweet deal at $1200 removed and hauled away.
 

CysRage

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Can anyone suggest a good place to donate to help Cedar Rapids, or other places hit hard?
This link has a lot of great resources to donate or volunteer.

 
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cowgirl836

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Abby's taken? :(

She got married during the pandemic, a likely official disaster storm while repping the state? Future vent sessions with women complaining the best man was drunk during his speech and the MIL wore white are going to have to hush up when Abby gets a turn.