February 2nd, 2014, 10:15 AM #1
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.
Last edited by Bollocks; February 3rd, 2014 at 08:47 AM.
February 2nd, 2014, 10:51 AM #2
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.
Originally Posted by Bollocks
February 2nd, 2014, 11:11 AM #3
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February 2nd, 2014, 11:20 AM #4
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.
February 2nd, 2014, 12:44 PM #5
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.
February 2nd, 2014, 01:27 PM #6
Stay safe. Build a fire (not underneath a large pine with snow covering its branches, though). Go for a skate.
February 2nd, 2014, 01:45 PM #7
I BELIEVE I'll have another beer!
February 2nd, 2014, 04:24 PM #8
Hope all returns to normal soon.
Hockey's original bad boy. The "Cowboy" Howie Young
February 3rd, 2014, 03:39 AM #9
Today the weather is better - no rain or snow. But it is cold out there so the situation is unlikely to improve that much.
February 3rd, 2014, 07:40 AM #10
Stay safe, that is nasty business right there.