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rocking


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14/11/2011 18:32

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Just come over TC Radio and Television of a severe weather warning. Say the rain will get heavier through the night and that tomorrow will be worse - could go on until 19th Nov. Just thought I would let people know to be careful driving. Places such as the road outside Ilelli (Alsancak) can have a great deal of rain just laying on the road and if a car goes through before you very difficult to see anything.



Giles


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Cheers for the warning!



spangles


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14/11/2011 18:59

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thanjk you rocking



spangles


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thank you rocking



coffer


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14/11/2011 19:04

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Appreciated thanks, so golf's off the agenda, was going to cut some wood nah, right stay in bed with a book then!!



Giles


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14/11/2011 19:12

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"stay in bed with a book then!!"



Sounds like a plan to me!......Wilbur Smith...Out you come!



Jovial_John


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14/11/2011 19:21

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It'll make the air display hard to see - better ask them to fly lower please!



Trevturk


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14/11/2011 19:27

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How often do power cuts happen here and for how long on average ???



BizziLizzi


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Thanks for the warning.



May I please reinforce the warning about road conditions - the roads here get very slippery and soil, gravel and even rocks can be washed onto the surface from banks. Please drive slowly and keep a careful look out for pedestrians and cyclists who have may have no alternative form of transport and avoid crowding and splashing them. AND DONT CROWD THE CAR IN FRONT.



4 x 4 drivers particularly please remember that smaller cars have also paid their RFT and have equal rights. They may not have as good traction as you. I will never forget a night like this a coupl of years ago when I was forced into a ditch by a 4 x 4 who was impatient with my slowness - I was driving slowly because I knew the road was frequented by pedestrians going to a local shop and they were difficult to see in the mirk - impossible with headlights in my mirror ruining my night vision.



periwinkle


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14/11/2011 19:39

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any glass roofs to watch the air show tomorrow



BizziLizzi


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Message 8. Depends on the area to some extent. Usually I would say reckon on 2 to 5 hours. Trouble is this weather makes everything worse - can also affect telelphones and internet etc., and even water supply.



Longest power cut I can remember was ll hours - and that was Christmas Day! They used to go on for 8 hours, but havent been so long recently maşallah.



Keep your fıngers crossed and stock up on candles! Oh and serıously well worth havıng a good torch ın the car ın case of vısıtıng an area wıthout electrıcıty



BizziLizzi


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Thanks for the warning.



May I please reinforce the warning about road conditions - the roads here get very slippery and soil, gravel and even rocks can be washed onto the surface from banks. Please drive slowly and keep a careful look out for pedestrians and cyclists who have may have no alternative form of transport and avoid crowding and splashing them. AND DONT CROWD THE CAR IN FRONT.



4 x 4 drivers particularly please remember that smaller cars have also paid their RFT and have equal rights. They may not have as good traction as you. I will never forget a night like this a coupl of years ago when I was forced into a ditch by a 4 x 4 who was impatient with my slowness - I was driving slowly because I knew the road was frequented by pedestrians going to a local shop and they were difficult to see in the mirk - impossible with headlights in my mirror ruining my night vision.



slatnumber7


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14/11/2011 21:28

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Good post Msg 1 Give the vehicle in front some room. If another vehicle wants to fill that gap let them, don't close the gap!



You could save a life by such a simple action as that, one day their luck will run out, make sure it doesn't involve you!



Be lucky but most of all be safe!



Keep this at the top and make others aware please!



dvdjohn


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14/11/2011 21:33

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BizziLizzi.~~~ your memory must be getting a little gray. I know you remember the 17+ hours back when the Greeks supplied us with electric they would turn it off on a Friday night and it may come on by Sunday morning, when the few tourist were quite peed off at not being able to get a good meal in the harbour.

I know they are still looking.

In those days there was very few restaurants out side the old harbour.



Deniz1


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14/11/2011 21:46

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We had a 10 hour power cut earlier this year.



No1Doyen


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14/11/2011 22:07

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Rita, you have mail.



rocking


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14/11/2011 22:09

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Message 17 remember those 12 to 18 hour cuts and they were frequent - remember bringing my mother out for a holiday in 1988 to stay with us (mind you it was Feb/March) and asked if she wanted to live here with us, her reply was 'like the bloody war with no electric'. But everybody seemed to cope just candles and those wonderful gas lamps which you can still get today they light a large room up.



Also thank you for the positive posts to my message.



trncoldboy


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14/11/2011 22:21

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On the subject of power cuts, I remember buying an Ice Cream some days after a power outage. I had severe poisoning as a result of item thawing out and being re frozen. This was in July mind you.



rowlo



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14/11/2011 22:32

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snow forecast for us next week , you dont know youre living , lol .



harita


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14/11/2011 22:42

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rowlo .. This is our forecast for next Wednesday .. Will be snow in the mountains in TRNC



Wednesday Night 23/11/2011

a starlit sky

Low Temperature: 4C

RealFeel: -1C

Details Hour-By-Hour



No1Doyen


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14/11/2011 22:43

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harita. Get your ski's out. )



rowlo



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harita , that will be the trodoos mountains , we will be snow boarding down our street trying to get to the co-op , lmfao.



deputydawg


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15/11/2011 01:41

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Please do not forget to keep an eye on pool water levels to avoid flooded pump rooms as it is hard to believe how much and how quickly overflows can occur when the rain is dumping it down. Every year there are those who end up having their electric pumps trashed. I have virtuely emptied my balance tank, taken the pool water level down well below the upper edging tiles, and switched to bottom drain. Hopefully I will not have to sleep tonight with fingers crossed.



BizziLizzi


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15/11/2011 02:05

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dvd john and rocking: you pre date even me! I came back in l996! though I holidayed a couple of years first. I remember the Greeks cutting off the power, but the TRNC got its own station shortly after I came - though there were a lot of teething troubles - remember when they took a leaf from British Rail and blamed "the wrong kind of sea grass"!



I also remember those d............gas lamps. They terrified me they made such a hissing sound.



But there was such a wonderful sense of community then - something like the blitz spirit! Ah, there I go again - nostalgia rules!



And snow has fallen in Girne a few times. There are still postcards aroundof snow on the chairs and orange

trees at Bellapaise- was it 96 or 97? I think is was March though.



All together now,, "I'm dreaming of a white............"



BizziLizzi


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15/11/2011 02:10

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If there is snow on the Kyrenia mountains you will see cars coming back with piles of melting snow on their bonnets.



The children build snowmen on the bonnets of their cars!!! There's logic for you!! - Rather sweet though.



wanderer


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I woke in march this year first day after landing and snow above Bellapais it had gone by 10 am but turkey was white and the air crisp

Wife asked if we could book a flight back



rocking


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Message 24 might be interested to know spoke to a few Austrians over when power station was built and they said they wanted to put a long pipe (do not know exact metres) into the sea (water cooled station) but our lot said NO NO NO so to save a couple of bob the pipe was much shorter than should have been - hence the sea weed clogged the whole thing up and power cuts again!!!!!!!



BizziLizzi


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15/11/2011 18:08

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Yes, message 24 . I can believe it! First of all they said it was sea grass (that is the long streamers of stuff that washes up on the beaches at this time of year, not sea weed as we know it in UK) clogging the turbines . then they cured it and then the cuts stated again and they said it was the wrong type of sea grass!



Echoes of British Rail who had blamed delays on "the wrong type of leaves" and "the wrong type of snow"!



Snow rarely settles here. The longest I can remember is the day I mentioned when I think it lasted till lunchtime. More often there is a sprinkling on the top of the mountains - very pretty as if they had been decorated with icing sugar. My impression is that is rare at this time of year though - though as John says my memory (among other things) aint what it used to be.



btw I also remember "Rita on the Rocks"?



PeeCee


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15/11/2011 18:27

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Who's building the boat?! Never seen rain like this.



martinD41


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16/11/2011 09:17

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msg 29..."never seen rain like this"....are you sure.........?..



Krin52


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16/11/2011 09:20

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Our 'bucket' for measuring rain has accumulated 23cm in under 48 hours!

(Seaside Karsiyaka, where we normally miss out on all the good stuff!)

The earth looks wonderfully soaked - and the waves have been fantastic!



Trevturk


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16/11/2011 09:50

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Our garden is wrecked fence blown down etc can't belive our sattilite dishes are all still working though...the roads in Lapta were rivers last night .....please be carefull



LooseBoots



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Yes, we managed to get back from Lapta yesterday afternoon and this time was lucky with the pool.



Got to within 2 inches of the top and was ready to brave the elements to pump some water out when it stopped raining.



But later pumped a little out and for once didn`t get soaked in the process.



Although I am told I look quite fetching in my make shift hat and coat..........................a supermarket bag for my hat and a black bin liner for the coat.....................



Tell you what though........kept me dry!!



gooligan


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Hell of a storm at the moment,as usual it's knocked the leccy out.



Pipie


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18/11/2011 09:32

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Tatlisu village appear to have suffered quite badly !!



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