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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just over five days without power, water (had to collect in containers from a neighbour), no heating (have an open fire but it is not enough on it's own to heat the place but better than nothing, no internet - that drove me mad, phones on charge in the car, no cooker so eating out all the time and contents of freezer may be thrown out. Mine and next doors greenhouse have many broken panes, they also lost part of their house roof. Many trees down in the area, river slaney has burst it's banks onto the flood plains and I have just heard on the radio (great to have that back) that many people in the county still have no power and this is day 6 for them. May invest in a gas burner to cook on, tilly lamps and a petrol generator. I too have noticed a significant number of trees have snapped rather than being uprooted. We are heading for the Mallow area tomorrow or the next day, shall i bring my chainsaw my potatoes?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
. We are heading for the Mallow area tomorrow or the next day, shall i bring my chainsaw my potatoes?


May see you there...we're heading to Bweeng...just outside Mallow on Wed'... from reports I think its best you bring your Waders...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tagwex, that sounds tough! In a country that essentially relies on electricity for everything, I think it's vital to have a "survival box". Mine contains : a Trangia spirit stove, wind up torches, candles, a Petzl head torch, batteries of various sizes, 20 euro's worth of mobile phone credit, a bag of dry kindling, and a bale of briquettes. I also have a trivet made from horseshoes, so it's easy to cook and boil water in the fireplace. I got caught out once. Never again!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a date so Geranimojess. In the wilds of Cork!
Gee Tippben you are super organised, if only............

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
Tagwex, that sounds tough! In a country that essentially relies on electricity for everything, I think it's vital to have a "survival box". Mine contains : a Trangia spirit stove, wind up torches, candles, a Petzl head torch, batteries of various sizes, 20 euro's worth of mobile phone credit, a bag of dry kindling, and a bale of briquettes. I also have a trivet made from horseshoes, so it's easy to cook and boil water in the fireplace. I got caught out once. Never again!


What about the Matches...dont see them on your list... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
We are heading for the Mallow area tomorrow or the next day, shall i bring my chainsaw my potatoes?


Might be too late. I saw a taxi driver parked up, working away with his saw.

This was Mallow racecourse last Wednesday. It was still like a lake on Saturday:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy sh1t.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who said you cant bring a horse to water.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the dam?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Where is the dam?



Under 5ft of Water...
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Geronimojess. I smoke. I always have lighters in my pockets.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since I started this thread by provoking everybody my next question is who is going to answer for all these fallen trees, they all cannot be an act of god, Have landowners or councils carried out an assessment of trees on their property, starting with what they have, where they are and what preventative measures were implemented to prevent damage from fallen trees, have they being carrying out visual assessments of trees they are responsible for on a regular basis and what action was taken or should have been taken and who is responsible.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear, the modern plague, attributing blame for everything in life.........I do so hope you are just stirring here......
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The owners of the trees are responsible but not necessarily liable.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Where is the dam?


Or indeed, where is the sire?

I passed Mallow racecourse today, the floodwaters have receded.
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