This is the letter everyone in our Ames neighborhood received today regarding the extended outage.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.
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.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.
she is a short cutie in person
Might as well get a good show if we gotta sit in the dark anyways.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.
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.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.
This link has a lot of great resources to donate or volunteer.Can anyone suggest a good place to donate to help Cedar Rapids, or other places hit hard?