OK, Sandy, you're not invited to Thanksgiving dinner!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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Sandy has come and gone, but she did leave a few things behind.  The Winchester/Frederick County area was soaked with rain most of Monday into Tuesday morning.  High winds and downed trees have been seen throughout the area. 

Bad WeatherBoth Shenandoah Valley Electric Coop and Rappahannock Electric Coop had reported approximately 3000 customers without electricity as of 8:00 pm Monday night.  Many of those customers have had their power restored as of 9:00 am Tuesday morning.

The areas west and south of Winchester are looking at the possibility of snow Tuesday.  Most of that snow is expected to be concentrated in the Shenandoah and Warren County areas, but the mountains surrounding Winchester are not exempt at this point.  Current temperatures in the lower elevations are hovering around 39 degrees with the highs expected in the low forties.   

Overall, the valley survived what could have been a major weather event.  Our friends to the east and further north took the brunt of Sandy's wrath.  The impact of Sandy is still to learned locally, but it looks like life will be back to normal within a few days.  There are a lot of wet basements, downed trees and debris scattered around, but there are no current reports of lives lost.  That makes us incredibly blessed

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John McCormack
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Glad to hear you guys are okay.....

Oct 30, 2012 12:04 AM #1
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Sounds like you had the same thing we had here Mike..........glad you and yours are okay.  Great new photo!

Oct 30, 2012 12:27 AM #2
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, John.  Wet, but fine.  8-)

Thanks, Roger.  Sandy was a lot wider than we realized around here.  I was looking at the bands of it this morning, and it looks like it will even impact IL.  Yeow!  Glad you all made it through safely. 

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So glad you are all safe!! Now just stay warm! :)

Oct 30, 2012 12:49 AM #4
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Mike- Lots of trees down in this area and still raining pretty hard. I'm glad you made it through unscathed!

Oct 30, 2012 12:56 AM #5
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Tammy.  I just a fire in our woodstove in our basement to dry up where water came in last night, but overall, we're blessed. 

Just sprinkling here in the valley, Amanda.  Lots of trees down and water in basements, but we probably dodged the real dangers of Sandy.  Glad to see you're OK!

Oct 30, 2012 01:04 AM #6
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Mike- I'm glad you guys are ok.  At least here in Florida, when we loose power we don't have to worry about how we'll stay warm!    You look pretty dapper in your new photo. 

Oct 30, 2012 01:05 AM #7
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Thank  you, Kathy.  The Ms and I went to a black tie event and a friend snapped a few photos. 

Oct 30, 2012 01:07 AM #8
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Hi Mike - Glad you rode it out with only minor damage to the area. The TV coverage looked very scary.

Oct 30, 2012 01:51 AM #9
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Mike Cooper
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We did, Dick.  The folks north and east of us didn't far as well. 

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What a storm.  And snow???  They're calling it a winter storm, but we're about two months shy of winter.  Winter-like.  Your background photo on your blog sure is a wishful thought.

Oct 30, 2012 04:47 AM #11
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That's my happy place, Carla.  When I see it, I smile and think about heading to St Thomas. 

Oct 30, 2012 05:50 AM #12
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Mike, Those of you in Virginia seemed to fair pretty well from the storm. Those north however took a real punch.

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We did do better in the mountains.  Lots of water, some trees down and no electricity, but hey, we have cookies. 

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