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belleraphon1
post Jul 29 2008, 11:23 PM
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Sincerely hope all you UMSFers on the West Coast are OK! Read Emily's blog....
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00001576/

Widfires and now an earthquake... scary...

Concern from an Ohioan who only worries about getting snowed in once or twice a winter season.

Craig

p.s. With global climate change this forum may get a few posts or two in this century!
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dvandorn
post Aug 19 2009, 10:28 PM
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Hey, guys -- spent a good hour in the basement of my call center here in St. Paul, waiting out tornado warnings. (Actually, spent a half-hour downstairs, got back to my desk and another warning was issued, so trundled right back downstairs for another half hour.)

Nothing hit right near my workplace, but apparently there were tornado touchdowns within about a mile of my house in Minneapolis. I won't be home for another 90 minutes or so, but talking to a friend in the same area, it appears that there was not much damage in my neighborhood.

I'll let y'all know if my home is still where I left it... later. smile.gif (I wish there was a smiley for the emotion "whew!")

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post Aug 19 2009, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Aug 19 2009, 02:28 PM) *
Hey, guys -- spent a good hour in the basement of my call center here in St. Paul, waiting out tornado warnings.


That was rather selfish of you Doug. Next time would you please lean out the door with a good camera and get some photos for your friends here? You have permission to return to the basement when the first cow flies past.


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- belleraphon1   Friends in Need When Nature Hiccups   Jul 29 2008, 11:23 PM
- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (belleraphon1 @ Jul 29 2008, 03:23 ...   Jul 29 2008, 11:32 PM
- - nprev   Thanks for thinking of us, Belleraphon; no biggie,...   Jul 29 2008, 11:37 PM
|- - belleraphon1   QUOTE (nprev @ Jul 29 2008, 06:37 PM) Tha...   Jul 29 2008, 11:44 PM
- - belleraphon1   "Portions of Ohio are, of course, in the New ...   Jul 29 2008, 11:38 PM
- - nprev   Well, I'll puff up my chest and act all brave ...   Jul 29 2008, 11:55 PM
- - volcanopele   Meh, I lived in Kansas for 13 years and saw a gran...   Jul 30 2008, 12:05 AM
- - belleraphon1   Have lived in Ohio my entire life.... Only torna...   Jul 30 2008, 12:21 AM
- - nprev   Ah, ground-dancing ain't so bad... Here...   Jul 30 2008, 12:47 AM
- - belleraphon1   nprev... good story... Nature is awesome and imp...   Jul 30 2008, 01:16 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   Oh come on Nick. I disagree. Do I have to tell m...   Jul 30 2008, 01:18 AM
- - nprev   Yes, you do!!! Give it up, big guy...   Jul 30 2008, 01:43 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (nprev @ Jul 29 2008, 05:43 PM) Yes...   Jul 30 2008, 05:48 AM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jul 30 2008, 01:48 A...   Jul 30 2008, 04:31 PM
- - Juramike   I was in my lab on the 6th floor of the UC Berkele...   Jul 30 2008, 03:30 AM
- - nprev   Ye gods, Mike! That had to be beyond terrifyin...   Jul 30 2008, 03:35 AM
|- - Juramike   QUOTE (nprev @ Jul 29 2008, 11:35 PM) In ...   Jul 30 2008, 04:24 AM
- - dvandorn   We're talking the October 17, 1989 World Serie...   Jul 30 2008, 04:41 AM
- - dmuller   Just out of curiosity ... does the JPL have backup...   Jul 30 2008, 06:12 AM
|- - Del Palmer   QUOTE (dmuller @ Jul 30 2008, 07:12 AM) J...   Jul 30 2008, 09:54 PM
- - mchan   Like Juramike, I was also in school, but in San Fr...   Jul 30 2008, 06:38 AM
- - nprev   ...Dan, I stand corrected. Earthquakes are indeed ...   Jul 30 2008, 10:24 AM
- - jasedm   Glad to hear all ok over there. We're very luc...   Jul 30 2008, 01:30 PM
|- - tedstryk   Scariest natural disaster I have experienced was a...   Jul 30 2008, 02:00 PM
|- - AndyG   QUOTE (jasedm @ Jul 30 2008, 02:30 PM) We...   Jul 30 2008, 03:03 PM
- - djellison   I felt the Market Rasen one - it woke Helen and I ...   Jul 30 2008, 01:37 PM
- - ilbasso   I was born during an earthquake on Yokosuka Naval ...   Jul 30 2008, 01:48 PM
- - dvandorn   I was born and raised in central Illinois, not far...   Jul 30 2008, 01:55 PM
|- - ilbasso   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jul 30 2008, 09:55 AM) ...   Jul 30 2008, 02:19 PM
- - TheChemist   I live in one of the most seismogenic places on Ea...   Jul 30 2008, 02:05 PM
- - Greg Hullender   I was on the 14th floor of the Metro Tower in Fost...   Jul 30 2008, 03:24 PM
- - elakdawalla   Wow, Dan, that's a harrowing story. I wasn...   Jul 30 2008, 04:28 PM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 30 2008, 08:28 A...   Jul 30 2008, 10:15 PM
- - elakdawalla   Very few private insurance companies write earthqu...   Jul 30 2008, 04:37 PM
|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 30 2008, 12:37 P...   Jul 30 2008, 04:56 PM
- - edstrick   It's not a safe universe to live in. I don...   Jul 31 2008, 10:12 AM
- - nprev   True enough...but I have a vision of myself at age...   Jul 31 2008, 08:04 PM
- - dvandorn   Gee, Nick, it sounds like you're a good candid...   Aug 1 2008, 04:09 AM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Jul 31 2008, 09:09 PM) ...   Aug 1 2008, 05:16 PM
- - ilbasso   Funny, was just re-reading Ray Kurzweil's pape...   Aug 1 2008, 04:43 PM
- - belleraphon1   To all our UMSF friends (and everyone else) in the...   Aug 31 2008, 10:44 PM
- - CosmicRocker   Luckily, Gustav's bark was worst than his bite...   Sep 3 2008, 06:22 AM
- - nprev   Yeah...I'm old-fashioned. I haven't even i...   Sep 4 2008, 03:18 AM
- - imipak   It sounds like it's going to get rather hairy ...   Sep 12 2008, 07:17 PM
- - belleraphon1   For all in Ike's path... heart is with you. ...   Sep 13 2008, 12:01 AM
- - volcanopele   hmm, well, I guess it is a good thing they moved n...   Sep 13 2008, 12:37 AM
- - Tman   Now this picture from the partly flooded Galveston...   Sep 13 2008, 03:51 PM
- - CosmicRocker   QUOTE (imipak @ Sep 12 2008, 01:17 PM) .....   Sep 16 2008, 05:08 AM
- - hendric   Some pictures from Ike http://www.boston.com/bigpi...   Sep 16 2008, 08:31 PM
- - CosmicRocker   We finally made it back home tonight. The county ...   Sep 17 2008, 04:00 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ Sep 17 2008, 05:00 ...   Sep 17 2008, 06:55 AM
- - Tman   Good to hear that! The devastation around the ...   Sep 17 2008, 11:42 AM
- - paxdan   Yikes   Sep 17 2008, 01:55 PM
- - imipak   Glad you and your family and house are OK, Mr Rock...   Sep 17 2008, 08:15 PM
- - CosmicRocker   QUOTE (Tman @ Sep 17 2008, 06:42 AM) ... ...   Sep 18 2008, 05:29 AM
- - CosmicRocker   I've had people wanting more images of our hom...   Sep 23 2008, 07:18 AM
- - belleraphon1   From Emily's blog... http://www.planetary.org...   Oct 13 2008, 10:06 PM
- - nprev   Thanks, Craig. It's much closer to Emily than ...   Oct 14 2008, 12:06 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (nprev @ Oct 13 2008, 07:06 PM) Got...   Oct 15 2008, 04:20 AM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Oct 14 2008, 08:20 PM) ...   Oct 16 2008, 12:48 AM
- - Shaka   OK, Tinman! We won't expect many coherent...   Oct 14 2008, 05:19 AM
|- - ustrax   Nicholas, Be Brave! We'll be here crossin...   Oct 14 2008, 10:20 AM
- - djellison   Youch http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets.....   Oct 14 2008, 12:30 PM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 14 2008, 04:30 AM)...   Oct 14 2008, 07:42 PM
- - nprev   Thanks for the good wishes, guys; it's much ap...   Oct 14 2008, 01:30 PM
- - belleraphon1   Yes, nprev... best wishes... Craig   Oct 14 2008, 04:16 PM
- - nprev   The response really is amazing as Emily described....   Oct 14 2008, 11:56 PM
- - CosmicRocker   Well, all I can hope for would be the best for all...   Oct 15 2008, 05:50 AM
- - dvandorn   Hey, Nick -- tried to leave you a PM and your mail...   Oct 17 2008, 06:15 AM
- - nprev   Thanks, Doug; cleaning on inbox accomplished! ...   Oct 18 2008, 01:12 AM
- - nprev   Sorry to resurrect this, but seems appropriate. Ar...   Feb 3 2009, 01:23 AM
|- - helvick   Don't know about the UK but here in this part ...   Feb 3 2009, 04:47 AM
||- - Tesheiner   QUOTE (helvick @ Feb 3 2009, 05:47 AM) ...   Feb 3 2009, 11:20 AM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (nprev @ Feb 3 2009, 01:23 AM) Sorr...   Feb 3 2009, 06:36 AM
- - stevesliva   A little ribbing... QUOTE London, the city that s...   Feb 3 2009, 05:09 AM
- - ngunn   Well I'm snowed in here in Wales, but that...   Feb 3 2009, 09:39 AM
- - imipak   Getting snowed in can be inconvenient, and I guess...   Feb 4 2009, 09:50 PM
- - dmuller   Though I am not directly affected, we have major b...   Feb 7 2009, 11:55 AM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE (dmuller @ Feb 7 2009, 11:55 AM) Le...   Feb 8 2009, 03:35 PM
|- - dmuller   QUOTE (ustrax @ Feb 9 2009, 02:35 AM) It ...   Feb 9 2009, 12:38 AM
- - nprev   The enormous magnitude of this disaster is becomin...   Feb 10 2009, 03:03 PM
- - nprev   Unfortunate to resurrect this thread yet again, bu...   Apr 7 2009, 12:10 AM
|- - MahFL   My condolencies too. I'd rather cope with hur...   Apr 7 2009, 04:24 PM
- - nprev   Breaking news...We just had a 5.0 (prelim) quake i...   May 18 2009, 03:47 AM
- - Astro0   USGS is reporting it as a 5.0 with 3.1 aftershocks...   May 18 2009, 04:06 AM
- - nprev   No sweat! That was a good one, though; all my ...   May 18 2009, 04:20 AM
- - brellis   It was a mild rolling quake in Santa Monica. It ...   May 18 2009, 04:31 AM
- - RoverDriver   I am in La Crescenta and definitely felt it. Both...   May 18 2009, 04:40 AM
- - nprev   Should've mentioned I'm in Torrance. Real ...   May 18 2009, 04:49 AM
- - dvandorn   Hey, guys -- spent a good hour in the basement of ...   Aug 19 2009, 10:28 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Aug 19 2009, 02:28 PM) ...   Aug 19 2009, 10:52 PM
|- - dmuller   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Aug 20 2009, 08:52 A...   Aug 20 2009, 12:58 AM
- - nprev   Oh, crap. Sure hope everything's alright, oDou...   Aug 19 2009, 10:36 PM
- - dvandorn   Well, I'm home, everything is just fine here. ...   Aug 20 2009, 02:12 AM
- - nprev   Uh...don't take this wrong, dude, but I hope y...   Aug 20 2009, 04:10 AM
- - CosmicRocker   I too, am glad to hear that all was well, after al...   Aug 20 2009, 04:51 AM
- - nprev   It's fire time again here in SoCal. According ...   Aug 29 2009, 08:07 AM
- - ilbasso   Maybe Spirit sent those fire clouds along...if Spi...   Aug 29 2009, 02:37 PM
- - nprev   Fire approaching the Mt. Wilson Observatory (webca...   Aug 31 2009, 02:54 AM
- - djellison   This one is nasty. I"m keeping track with fr...   Aug 31 2009, 06:30 AM
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