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    Default Frozen hell in Slovenia or how freezing rain can destroy everything.



    This is how it looks not too far away from where I live. And how it looks in almost 1/4 of Slovenia ATM. More than 120.000 households are without grid electricity (mind you there are only 2.000.000 people in Slovenia, so percentage-wise that's a LOT) and generators are being borrowed from Austria and Italy to keep people from freezing in their own homes. Fire brigades, police, army, civil defense...everybody on their feet.

    Forest area of 1-2.000 square kilometers (a very rough estimate made by me) is probably quite ruined. I even saw 6 whole trees fall on their own near my dorm.

    There is ice about 1-2 inches thick on EVERYTHING. Electric cables snapped almost everywhere in that area.

    Fun ain't it? Makes the Kings' struggles really seem a bit...unimportant for us here. You (and we) had forest fires not long ago - but at least you can do something to limit those and keep them at bay. In this freezing mayhem you can only wait and see how nature is destroyed and currently almost half of our country is at a complete standstill.

    PS: The uploader can't even spell Slovenia correctly. Jeez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bollocks View Post


    This is how it looks not too far away from where I live. And how it looks in almost 1/4 of Slovenia ATM. More than 120.000 households are without grid electricity (mind you there are only 2.000.000 people in Slovenia, so percentage-wise that's a LOT) and generators are being borrowed from Austria and Italy to keep people from freezing in their own homes. Fire brigades, police, army, civil defense...everybody on their feet.

    Forest area of 1-2.000 square kilometers (a very rough estimate made by me) is probably quite ruined. I even saw 6 whole trees fall on their own near my dorm.

    There is ice about 4 inches thick on EVERYTHING. Electric cables snapped almost everywhere in that area.

    Fun ain't it? Makes the Kings' struggles really seem a bit...unimportant for us here. You (and we) had forest fires not long ago - but at least you can do something to limit those and keep them at bay. In this freezing mayhem you can only wait and see how nature is destroyed and currently almost half of our country is at a complete standstill.

    PS: The uploader can't even spell Slovenia correctly. Jeez.
    Thanks so much for posting this. What a disaster over there. Watching that makes problems over here so minor. My heart goes out to all of you. So sad watching all of that destruction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz42 View Post
    Thanks so much for posting this. What a disaster over there. Watching that makes problems over here so minor. My heart goes out to all of you. So sad watching all of that destruction.
    Thanks. I will redirect all these wishes to people who really need them.

    My family isn't that badly impacted - we have no forest to worry about, and in our town (and in Ljubljana where my dorm is) the electricity is still available. But that could change very quickly. Thankfully weather folks say tomorrow this rain will stop. The only problem will be the temperatures...ice will stay ice. I really don't know what are they going to do with all that electricity cables snapped...won't be an easy (or quick) fix at all.


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    Not to mention that 2 weeks ago the same areas had some floods. Not in catastrophic proportions, but it really was quite a nuisance for quite some people.

    And the floods persist:


    Maybe hockey will grow in popularity.
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    Damn, that's terrible. I remember when this happened in Montreal a few years back, it was real ugly for a while. Good luck to all of you. Stay warm.
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    So sorry to hear of the devastation over there; stay safe. Hopefully the weather will improve soon to allow the pace of the necessary repairs to pick up.

    Best wishes to all of you.
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    Stay safe. Build a fire (not underneath a large pine with snow covering its branches, though). Go for a skate.
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    stay safe out there.
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    Hope all returns to normal soon.
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    Thanks guys.

    Today the weather is better - no rain or snow. But it is cold out there so the situation is unlikely to improve that much.

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    Stay safe, that is nasty business right there.
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