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Mike Hamer
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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  10:29:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yesterday, while out walking in my neighbourhood, the local news affiliate for CTV, CJOH, asked me for an interview regarding the severe weather system that toppled trees in our area the night before. In fact, one of my neighbours was packing his car to drive his family to the airport when he heard a loud crash, only to turn around to see a sixty foot tree fall on top of his home. Needless to say, they had to concel their travel plans and Air Canada was great to them, offering an immediate full reimbursement. You can see that tree in the footage.

Under the video player on the on-line news page, simply click on the segment that says "CTV News at 6, Aug. 5, 2010" to watch the segment of news from that day. I appear in the first story about 1:40 into the the item. They even got my named spelled correctly, a rare thing! Below is the link.

http://ottawa.ctv.ca/

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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Mike Hamer
Engineer



Posted - 08/06/2010 :  10:35:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is a photograph of the storm's fury. You can barely pick out our Houses of Parliament. Feel free to scroll through the other images from the CTV news website.

http://ottawa.ctv.ca/gallery/html/OTT_second_storm_20100804/photo_4.html



Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  10:36:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Mike, your a celebrity! Quite a storm though. It's nice to put a voice to your picture though.

Mark

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Orionvp17
Fireman

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  10:40:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Star of stage, screen and television! Go Mike!!

Did the power outages ruin your op session?

That was quite a storm, and it sounds like a lot of damage but few or no injuries, which is a blessing. Stay safe; downed wires are dangerous!

Pete
in Michigan



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scott
Fireman



Posted - 08/06/2010 :  11:07:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our Forum members are so talented Talk about being in the right place at the right time Mike. I'm happy that nobody was hurt when those storms moved through. We got them about 2 hours later after the line move across Lake Erie. The wind was blowing the rain so hard you couldn't see my flag pole and fence 25 yds away. I'm on dial up so it will take awhile to down load the segment. It's going to be nice to put the voice with a face.

Scott, from the wilds of Carroll County, Ohio

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desertdrover
Engineer



Posted - 08/06/2010 :  11:53:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Alright Mike, that was your golden opportunity to drop a RR-Line plug.



Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Michael
Crew Chief

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  11:57:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Mike:

Glad to see everyone was safe and unharmed. Ironically, here in Kingston (just two hours to the south-west for those not familiar), Environment Canada was calling for storms but nothing materialized. Those downed trees and power outages were certainly reminiscent of another storm in a different season - the Ice Storm of 1998!

Stay safe and cool,

Michael



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nhguy
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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  12:10:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Can I have your autograph?

Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

Edited by - nhguy on 08/06/2010 12:12:59 PM

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Graffen
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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  12:14:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Graffen's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As mentioned earlier, itīs nice to see a face and a voice of a member of the Forum.
Glad that you and your family is alright though. We have to wait almost 4-5 months before we have the storm season here, and we fear it every time due to the 100-110 km/h winds that use to last for a day or two.


Michael Graff
"Deo Adjuvante Labor Proficit"
Swedish custom model builder.
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Tabooma County Rwy
Fireman



Posted - 08/06/2010 :  12:28:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Woo Hoo! Hey Mike, with the payment you receive for your "guest" appearance, you can buy more RR supplies! <grin>


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ETinBH
Fireman

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  2:48:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
a star is born. . . .

Elliott

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Rick
Administrator

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  3:27:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What luck being at the right place at the right time.
Looked liked a bad storm.
As hot and humid as it has been around here this summer I keep expecting a cold front or two to move through and get some some bad thunderstorms, but it hasn't happened yet.
i guess I should be glad since i've got this giant oak tree in my back yard.



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Jan Kirkwood
Crew Chief

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  3:36:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great Mike, I'll share that with my Ottawa/Smith Falls .

Jan



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Cigarguy
Fireman



Posted - 08/06/2010 :  8:35:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're a celebrity! Wooo hooo! :)

Mike
D&B Lumber Co.
"The Best Wood You Ever Saw!"

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hunter48820
Fireman

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  8:42:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike is like a Geico commercial, you see him everywhere!! That probably went right over the heads of most of you north of the border!!

Wow Mike, that was quite the storm. Glad all are okay!! Can I have your autograph??



Look out for #1, but don't step in #2!

Andy Keeney
Dewitt, MI

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Ensign
Fireman

Posted - 08/06/2010 :  9:24:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, glad everyone is okay, but you missed your chance to tell them don't worry about this storm. Come down to my basement and film my layout!

Greg Shinnie



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