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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Terrible Blizzard Hits Fogo Island!!!

Thought you might be interested in seeing what we've been dealing with for the past few days here in Northern Newfoundland! We currently have a snow level of 239cm, (about 8 feet!) and there are news reports tonight of 40 ft drifts in some areas. To add insult to injury, the wind has been blowing at 120+ km/h. But thankfully, mercifully, our electricity has somehow stayed on... so at least we are not freezing to death!

As you can see, homes here on Fogo Island are for the most part buried. All roads, ferries and airports in the province are at a complete standstill, and likely will be for days to come. We are, luckily, well stocked with food/supplies, as we are quite literally stuck, as are most people. The snow has completely sealed the doors and windows, and there is no way to get outside. I would hate to think of what would happen if someone needed emergency medical treatment...

This was the view from our kitchen window about 15 hours ago, looking toward our nextdoor neighbor's house. Can't see anything now though, as all of our windows are now under the snow level! In the first image, if you look closely to the right of the frame, just past our nextdoor neighbor's house, there is another home... it is almost completely buried, right up to the roof. And it has been snowing for 15 more hours since this picture was taken! Holy @#$%!

Wish us luck... It's looking like a short riding season this year!

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Wow Glen! Glad you guys are well supplied and still have power. I'm inclined to agree that your riding will be short this year. Thanks for the pics and stay warm.


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Was able to get outside a minute ago and snapped this pic. There is about 15 feet on the road in front of our house, and it remains unknown if/when any snowplows will be able to get through to free us. This really blows!

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Just started digging out the next door neighbor's house. Not sure if this contraption is up to the task.

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Oh man. I hope you guys are gonna be ok up there. An unbelievable amount of snow. Real cool lookin machine ya got there too. Looks like ya need something like that just ta get around.
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Wow!! You surely have been stormed....will keep you all in our thoughts. Hope you are all safe and glad you have supplies. Thanks for sharing pictures with us. Guess we shouldn't complain not having weather to ride our dreams here in the states. Be careful on that machine moving some of that snow! Thankfully you still have power and able to be connected to the outside world despite being snow-bound. YammyV
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Thanks everyone! I think the worst is over now, but we will soon be dealing with some serious flooding, as temperatures are expected to soar. Oh well, at least the roads got opened up today, finally!

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read your first post and was starting to worry about those furnace vents sticking up out of the snow. If they got covered you would pass out and die within minutes from CO poisoning!

Good to see it never got that high.
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No worries, as we have electric heat. Everyone else around here has woodstoves... and I suppose one would learn in short order if their chimney was blocked...

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Oh man. I hope you guys are gonna be ok up there. An unbelievable amount of snow. Real cool lookin machine ya got there too. Looks like ya need something like that just ta get around.
I should have explained that the 4x4 machine with the tracks is not mine, but is owned by the son of our nextdoor neighbour. It's quite a beast... the machine, that is... not our neighbour's son!

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