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    Tuesday Aug 4, 2015 - major storm hits Rhode Island

    This past Tuesday at 6 AM, we had a whopper of a storm hit the state. For almost an hour (something like 57 or 52 minutes), we had almost continuous thunder, lightening, buckets of rain and winds. Sounds like a train coming through, but the National Weather Service says no tornado.

    What we had was a macroburst -- a thunder storm complex the size of 2/3 of Rhode Island, with continuous straight line winds of 60 to 80 mph. Very scary! In all, over 121,000 lost power. Thankfully, my power did not go out. Now, 48 hours later, still close to 20,000 have no power. The winds tore through neighborhoods taking down HUGE old trees, many of them healthy. In addition to those taking down power lines, trees took down at least one transmission line. It came out of nowhere, it was not predicted, even half an hour prior to it hitting us. (Not that I was up at that hour to hear if it HAD been predicted, lol.)

    The photos are crazy, what a storm! Tasha is always afraid when it thunders. But when Riley and Belle both got down off the bed and went underneath it, I seriously wondered if we should head to the cellar!

    Lightening struck a house, which caught fire. Also a barn full of hay burned almost to the ground. Lightening struck and split many trees in the area. What the lightening didn't bring down, the winds did, trees on top of police cars, people's cars and homes. The comute in to Providence that morning was a long slow process, as huge trees were down on the main highway, Interstate 95. As it that weren't enough, next day a tree service truck caught fire which clearing those trees on the highway.

    This is a amazing photo -- -the tree pulled up the entire lawn, ,as it a carpet or astroturf: http://interactives.wpri.com/photomo...-during-storm/


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    Thank goodness you and the pupsters are all okay! As you can see here, later that afternoon - all kinds of weather happened!
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    Wow. What a storm! I'm glad you and all your family are all right.

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    I'm glad everyone is okay.
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    What a storm! I hope no one on the island was hurt. Glad you are all ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    What a storm! I hope no one on the island was hurt. Glad you are all ok.
    You do know "Rhode Island" is a state, not an island, right?
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    Oh wow Sandie, I'm glad you're all safe! I hate storms and that sounds like a bad one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    You do know "Rhode Island" is a state, not an island, right?
    Interesting, it still has a large bay. My cousin lives in Middletown. She has complained about the flooding at times. I'm like, "you live on an island in the bay."

    Sorry you guys had all that damage. We get those storms several times a year.
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    Middletown IS on an island - Aquidneck Island, which is a part of Rhode Island, which is NOT an island at all.
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    The pictures alone looked terrifying enough as it is O_o mother nature can be scary shizznits. glad you an yours okay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    Middletown IS on an island - Aquidneck Island, which is a part of Rhode Island, which is NOT an island at all.
    I thought about that as I was commenting previously. How did RI get its name?
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    Thank you, Vette!

    Anne, here you go: http://sos.ri.gov/library/history/name/

    The name was initially applied to the island, Aquidneck Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    You do know "Rhode Island" is a state, not an island, right?
    OOPS no I didn't. I thought it was an island state....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    Thank you, Vette!

    Anne, here you go: http://sos.ri.gov/library/history/name/

    The name was initially applied to the island, Aquidneck Island.
    How interesting! I lived there for four years and never heard about that.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
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