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Illinois storms
« on: July 22, 2006, 10:06:15 PM »
I made a trip to East Alton Ill. this week to check on some damage at the airport this week.  I was just wondering how our FF folks made out. Looks like Buzz, Kevin H. and a few others are near here.  They say the control tower was evacuated when sustained winds reached 80 Knots.  ....John
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Re: Illinois storms
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006, 08:44:07 PM »
Well we kinda missed the whole thing, just got back today from colorado, but everything was still standing. the answer machine was full and we gots lots of sawing to do in the next 10 days.

I do understand that some of the windows at the new bush stadium got knocked out.
Got my WM lt40g24, Setworks and debarker in oct. '97, been sawing part time ever since, Moving logs with a bobcat.

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Re: Illinois storms
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006, 11:41:23 PM »
We are in Godfrey, lost power for about 7 hours, but okay now.  My Mom is in Alton, near Milton Road, lost power on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., got power back on Saturday afternoon at about 2 p.m.  My house in Lebanon has some limbs down and lost power for awhile, but the house is empty right now so no problem.  My son-in-law has a bunch of rental properties, he's been working since Wednesday to haul away branches, cut up fallen trees, etc. and he's nowhere near done.  He has about another week of work before he is finished with the cleanup.

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Re: Illinois storms
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 12:34:40 PM »
John,
Would you be any relation to a fella called Watcha-McCallum ? He was a pilot over in the Danville area back in the 70's.

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Re: Illinois storms
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 05:19:28 PM »
My sister in law in St Louis was still out of power as of last night.
In central IL we have limbs down mut nothing much worse than that. ::)
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Re: Illinois storms
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 09:20:15 PM »
VA-Sawyer,  No relation to Watcha McCallum.  Haven't been asked that in 25 years, now I've been asked twice in 1 month.  He was abroker with big ads in Trade A Plane wasn't he.  Jim, is Steve-Bob's BBQ still in Godfrey, I haven't made it there this year.
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Re: Illinois storms
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006, 01:15:24 AM »
JT ...watcha doin down here in my neck of the woods and not stopping by for a tour of the mill....... ??? ??? ;)
Do you have family down here.....the airport is not even 15 minutes from me. :)
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Re: Illinois storms
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2006, 11:52:40 PM »
Buzz,  I apologize for missing your post, read it  just now.  I am out here now until Wed. at least.  This project is getting waaay too drawn out.  :(  I'll send you a IM with a ph. #.  I did finally get to see the Springfield mile today.  8) 8)  Good racing and and a close finish. 
                           John
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