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8/26/07 7:31am - Original Message: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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I'm reading there was a bit of a storm at Carlisle. I hope that all my C3VR friends are okay ?

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8/26/07 7:54am - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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i just got the sunday paper and  here are some bits from the article :
 
"17 people hurt, thousands without power in carlisle.  one person was injured when a tree fell on his vette as he was leaving the fairgrounds. he was taken to the hospital (no name given)  at least 5 five others were also taken to the hospital and 12 others were treated at the fairgrounds for injuries  and released.  most injuries were caused by blowing debris" 
the last paragragh of the article reads: "weather service officials said there were no reports of a funnel cloud or tornado. Most of the damage is believed to be the result of powerful straight-line winds."
 
i'm going to keep an eye out for tornado reports and keep you all posted.  I was at the parade when it hit and I know it was the craziest thing i've ever been in.  My power came back on around 12:15 am. I think i was one of the lucky ones.  there are still trees down everywhere.
 
 
the C3VR booth was destroyed and many, many other booths completely wrecked.  we salvaged the parts we could of the C3VR tents and Adam headed home last night around 11:45.
 
that's all i have for now.  i hope none of the 17 injured were C3VR people.
 
everyone who was there check in please........
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8/26/07 10:14am - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Someone keep us posted on this...we haven't heard anything about it down here!
I sure hope all of the C3VR folks got out ok, but it still sucks that ANY Corvette people were hurt...dam....

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8/26/07 12:29pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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That's terrible news.  I hope all the damage wasn't too bad.  I'm lucky I went on Friday!  There were some nasty storms that went through the area here yesterday with the heat index at 100*.  Evidence of strong winds everywhere. 

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8/26/07 12:39pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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ALCON; I hope everyone is OK I was there yesterday for about 4 hrs had to leave got too dang hot. Looked for the booth sorry guy couldn't find it. My frist trip and was totally lost looking around. I did not realize how big the event really is as in size I mean, will plan better next year. Hope all Corvette fans are OK all are in my prayers. Take care
 
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8/26/07 2:37pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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I got home around 2am. Wish Jeff's power was back on before I left. It was a sleepy long ride home!

Yes, the C3VR tents were ruined. Couldn't see staying for Sunday. I image most vendors left or were destroyed anyway.

I'm ok though.

Thanks to all that helped with everything!


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8/26/07 2:43pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Glad your okay boss, that is the main thing. Is there anything we can do to help you out?

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8/26/07 2:48pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Adam, thanks goodness your ok and everyone else. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Sorry I miss you at Carlisle looked but left becuse of heat. Take care
 
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8/26/07 4:04pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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8/26/07 5:09pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Straight winds my Aunt Martha...  I've lived in OKC for 47 years and those trees don't look like straight winds, they look twisted around.

The weather media anywhere doesn't want to call it a tornado if they don't get the warnings out on time.  They will push for straight line winds when the damage is painfully obvious there were tornado's. 

We had that situation out west of here last weekend.  It took them a couple of days to really fess up about it being tornados.

Hope all our guys, and everyone else is ok.

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8/26/07 6:15pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Just got home and read this. We left Sat. about 1:00pm. Had no idea what happened until I read this. Just rain in the night at the campground we stopped at off I84. Hope everyone is OK. Hope this doesn't have a negative effect on the outcome of future events.

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8/26/07 8:03pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Glad everybody is safe and well.  It's a shame that things wrapped up early.  Last year, I just happened to see the C3VR tent on Sunday (it was pretty slow and wet last year too), otherwise I wouldn't even know about this place!
 
 


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8/26/07 8:31pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Got home about an hour ago. Good driving weather and no mishaps.
Like Hmel '74, I was in the parade also when it hit. It came up real fast, with strong winds knocking down trees and wires. Downtown Carlisle had no power. Streets were flooded for a short time. As the pictures show, lots of hit and miss damage at the fairgrounds. Some big tents were destroyed while smaller tents within 50 feet were untouched.
A pop-up trailer had the top half bent and pushed down.
I don't believe any C3VR members got hurt or had any car damage.
Many vendors pulled out Saturday night and Sunday morning, but the show went on. Fortunately, no more rain or winds. It actually turned out to be the best day, weatherwise.
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8/26/07 8:58pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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  Glad everyone is okay. You can always buy new tents. What a freak storm that sounds like.   Butch

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8/26/07 9:27pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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WOW !!  I just watched the video Dave posted....that was crazy!  Thank God your all ok.....phew

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8/26/07 9:28pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Here are some pictures I took Saturday night after the rain stopped and Sunday morning when the sun came up.
 


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8/26/07 9:35pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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I was in Hersey PA when the storm came through there. I can assure you it was scary. The storm lasted about a 1/2 hour, but the worse part only lasted about 10 min.
A few trees went down and some places lost power less than a 1 mile north of Hersey.  The local news did mention some reports of tornado's. I'm glad to here that Adam made it OK, and hope no one was seriously injured.
No matter how much damage was sustained, it can all be repaired or replaced.


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8/26/07 11:04pm - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Those summer storms can come up scary quick and cause a lot of trouble real fast.  Glad to hear folks made it home in fine shape...!!!

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8/27/07 5:41am - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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This is old now, but it shows some actual video of the rain and wind.
 


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8/27/07 6:41am - Reply: 'Trouble at Carlisle'
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Thanks for your video & update Dave! Looks like the metal framed canopies really took it on the chin during these storms.

Hopefully this won't have an adverse effect on future shows and those who were injured will recover quickly.
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