Originally Posted by John McDonald
142mph! Thatís a category 4 hurricane!
I guess you might get some leaks
assuming you could locate your trailer two states away. ��
This was the Midwestern derecho in August of 2020. Though we were directly hit, our Escape
was fine. Our newer pole building sets behind (east) of a lower
Older metal building. I think the oncoming wind was humped up over the newer building. We lost some trees, the overhead door on the smaller building
And some other stuff but All in all came out better than a lot of folks. My State Farm insurance treated me pretty well on the repairs. The cars were inside so they were ok too. Midwestern weather with straight line winds is common but fortunately derechos are not. I have a metal roof on the house that was completely unscathed.
No power for 11 days but the Honda 2200 kept the freezer, refrigerator
, fans etc going as we switched drop cords as needed. We did not have to go to the grocery store in that time only had to drive 5 miles for Gasoline for the generator
. The filling station was set up to run the pumps with a champion generator
. Never raised the price a nickel, had great sandwiches for sale
for the customers and everyone helped each other. The homeowners Assn. has a generator
to run rhw well pump. I have an electric water heater attached to the geothermal system so had hot water. My camping and Boy Scouting experience came in handy.