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01/04/2007 12:41:21 PM · #1
Click HERE for a look at some great photos of the ice storm that has blanketed Nebraska and Kansas. Two plus inches of ice covered everything in site, wreaking havoc on trees, fences, power lines, buildings, and everthing else you can imagine. Cattle are roaming free everywhere and over 600 MILES of power lines are down. Thousands of people are without power, and will be for weeks. Make sure you scroll through all four pages of photos and the several pages of follow-up visit photos.

The photographer used to be a storm chaser and is now a weather photographer. Click on the "about" page to learn more. The photos (as well as the evidence of Mother Nature's amazing power) are amazing.

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01/04/2007 12:51:41 PM · #2
My heart goes out to the poor folks in those areas, because I have a true appreciation of what they are living through.

In this part of the world we experienced something akin to that, and some folks were without power for well over a month. The devastation was beyond belief, witness some of the images found here: Ice Storm 1998

The assistance provide by our american friends was truly appreciated.

Ray

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01/04/2007 12:55:51 PM · #3
that is the most beautiful disaster I have ever seen. The sheer power of nature really just floors me. my heart goes out to the people there, it's going to hard to dig out of that.

if I may ask, how do they go about getting the ice off of the wires and stuff. I'm a nerd and the second I saw these pictures I made guesses on how to fix the problem.
01/04/2007 12:57:33 PM · #4
my father worked in canada after that storm. they were putting in 18 - 20 hour days for something like six weeks. they were pulled from connecticut. he'd been a lineman for 30 yrs and hadn't seen anything as devasting as the damage at the US Canada Border.

Originally posted by RayEthier:

In this part of the world we experienced something akin to that, and some folks were without power for well over a month. The devastation was beyond belief, witness some of the images found here: Ice Storm 1998

The assistance provide by our american friends was truly appreciated.


Message edited by author 2007-01-04 12:58:13.
01/04/2007 01:13:14 PM · #5
Originally posted by gi_joe05:

that is the most beautiful disaster I have ever seen. The sheer power of nature really just floors me. my heart goes out to the people there, it's going to hard to dig out of that.

if I may ask, how do they go about getting the ice off of the wires and stuff. I'm a nerd and the second I saw these pictures I made guesses on how to fix the problem.


Thankfully the temperatures have been above freezing and much of it is starting to melt. I guess Mother Nature feels bad....

edited to say: The icicles and branches breaking sound like gunshots when they break off. I can only imagine what the power poles sounded like when they snapped off.

Message edited by author 2007-01-04 13:14:47.
01/04/2007 01:45:18 PM · #6
The talking heads on the News were giving the story last night. What a horrible mess for the people there. Farmers were telling how they cattle were starting to starve and freeze to death all ready. It broke my heart. They were saying the cost of beef would be going up as a result. Meanwhile it will be a blessing in the long run for the wheat farmers who have been faced with near drought conditions for the past few years.

Thanks for sharing the pics!
01/04/2007 04:54:45 PM · #7
Here in CO, they are trying to get hay to 34,000+ head of cattle in the SE. Flying in bales by BlackHawk helicopters. Gonna be a lot of dead cattle.
01/04/2007 05:14:36 PM · #8
Nice work on the photos.
01/04/2007 05:23:38 PM · #9
That's pretty cool looking ice!
01/04/2007 05:32:34 PM · #10
I was working as the Mountain photographer at Jay Peak in Jay Vermont during the ice storm of 98. It was unreal. Unfortunately, all those pics are on film and I haven't scanned yet.
01/04/2007 05:57:03 PM · #11
Originally posted by cryan:

I was working as the Mountain photographer at Jay Peak in Jay Vermont during the ice storm of 98. It was unreal. Unfortunately, all those pics are on film and I haven't scanned yet.

My brother was across Lake Champlain, in Plattsburgh, for that storm. He did volunteer work unloading generators to hand out.
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