Well this just blew my mind as myself and the wife observed what was part of the hurricane but not really a hurricane to you folks south of us.
Our city recorded the highest winds in Canada during the storm, they peaked at 123 KPH here so not really much of a show but to us here you can keep
your bloody storms down south. That translates to about 75 MPH.
After Two and a half days of wind and rain we will take the tornado any day
At least with a Tornado it is all over in minutes and you climb out
of your basement to asses the damage.
Not so with this freeking storm, now we live in Sarnia Ontario to give you a google hint.
Ok to my stupidity post, We never slept all night because of the trees falling all around our home here.
Lots and lots of mature red and white oaks that are probably 80 years old or so.
Fist thing in the morning we check all the windows and can't see a thing really because they are papered in leaves and debris.
Next I open the front curtains/sheers that face our road out front and see that a power line to our neighbours house is hanging across the street at
about 4 feet high.
Now this power line is more or less white, as we stand there a car comes down our street lickity split and I am saying out loud STOP STOP STOP
No good, this driver just plows into the live line and only hits the brakes when about 12 feet from it and that was too late.
This vehicle hits the wire and the sparks start to fly big time ........I mean big time.
The car stops and I am thinking the driver must know don't touch anything metal and just sit tight which is the way to go when live power lines
contact your metal vehicle.
Not here, the driver goes forward for about 10 feet or so and the sparks really fly, then reverses because the wire is caught up in the bumper, then
once that is freed goes forward once more and on its way....
What this idiot left was a snaking sparking killer wire in the middle of the road........
We had no idea idiots of this caliber existed..
Perhaps I should have posted this in the Rant section.
Looking forward to some re-assurance of our stupidity from other posters.