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Lost Display Due To Wind

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First time in 5 years display dark tonight due to high winds, lost 30 ft mega tree and several other display items due to high wind in East Tennessee.  Hope to be able to rebuild tree tomorrow if weather will let me.  This is the first time I have had to shut down due to weather.  Anyone else down due to wind and weather?

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Sorry to hear about that, Roger.  I've made it through alright so far.  Just lost some icicle lights.

 

There is running right now too about the weather.

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We didn't turn our display on tonight in KY either.  The biggest problem we had was with our coro workshop.  Between the wet ground and wind, it was slowly falling to the ground.  I just disconnected it from the supports and took it down rather than worry about it all night.  We nearly lost our elf blowmold but got home just as it was sliding across the yard.

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Wind gust just took my holdman star and threw it on it's back and sent 200 lbs of sand bags rolling off the second story roof.  Down with a BANG.

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Wind gust just took my holdman star and threw it on it's back and sent 200 lbs of sand bags rolling off the second story roof.  Down with a BANG.
I bet it was like that scene in Santa Clause where santa slides off the roof. Your lucky the sandbags didn't do any damage coming off your roof like that.

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First time in 5 years display dark tonight due to high winds, lost 30 ft mega tree and several other display items due to high wind in East Tennessee.  Hope to be able to rebuild tree tomorrow if weather will let me.  This is the first time I have had to shut down due to weather.  Anyone else down due to wind and weather?
My mega tree ( only about 12' tll with 1,680 led lights on it) blew over about a week ago and I redone everything about it and it blew over again tonight along with my roof line lights. I might have to throw in the towel this year. Im still debating on what I wanna do and if the weather does.

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Sure sorry to hear you had to go dark. In Central Texas wind took our some  of my deer, a portion of my treeline, and most of my snowflake path markers. Sure was glad that it was windy when we put up all the snowflakes and that I ran twine horizontally across to keep everything tight up against the house.

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Yeah, seriously crazy winds in East Tennessee.   I only had 1 twig tree fall over.  Only had 2 supports on it, and they really need 3, so this just added another thing to add to my 2013 Christmas to-do list.

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Here in PA the winds are starting to get really bad. We do not have any bad damage yet. But I do remember last year when my 40ft mega bent right in half from wind.

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My Santa Hot Air Balloon is down here in Cincinnati - 25-30mph gusts pulled the re-bar right out of the rain soaked ground.  The weather doesn't look promising, but I hope to repair it tomorrow before my grand-kids get here.  Watched my 23' Mega until late as it swayed violently.  The wires and re-bar are holding-so far.  It's not so much the pole moving, but the lights catch a lot of wind.  I was really surprised how many viewers were out in that weather watching my show last night.

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kinda the same down here in North Ga, 40 MPH plus winds started last night, power out, couple of inflatables blown off the roof of the log cabin, few others rolled around the yard, tried to turn on yesterday afternoon, winds were just too strong, hope to do some damage control this afternoon and get it back up tonightl

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Victor, sorry to hear about the star... That would have really worried me.  Mine is made of PVC and the wind just whips right thru it

 

Here in PA the winds are starting to get really bad. We do not have any bad damage yet. But I do remember last year when my 40ft mega bent right in half from wind.

 

It was supposed to be bad but it was not here.  I do have some wind whipping up right now tho  Checked the display this morning and no problems yet!  I'm so sorry to hear everyone had issues. 

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Had plained to put mega tree back up today but weather just is not allowing that, still have 35 to 45 wind with gust of 60. At 65 years old I just don't have the nerve to claim like I use to, if weather breaks I plain to put it back but if not by Sunday then it will stay down. I got the rest of the display up and running, 24 poll light wall and 12 archs, 21 mini trees and other things. May just run that and let it pass this year without mega tree.

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Here in Northern NC we are being blown away with the winds. I have all out airblowns off; a couple have blown so bad they are unstaked. Luckily my blow molds are all on rebar or pvc, so they are just blowing in place. A couple have lifted off some but I pushed them back down. The Santa in the chimney near blew off the roof last night, despite all the weight on it. Hopefully the wind will die down by tomorrow so I can put it back up.

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NH here - high winds and rain.  A couple of mini trees and two twig trees blown over, but all survived.  Rain stopped a couple of hours ago.  Hope the show can run tonight.

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Sorry to hear about all of the weather related issues. Here in Northern Calif we are getting a lot of rain and some wind, 15-30 MPH, not to bad. 30 miles away up the hill there is 2' of new snow and whiteout conditions. Had to turn off the airblowns but that is all so far, another storm tomorrow. You guy's hold on as this one is coming your way also.

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Guest Scot Meyers

I feel for you guys... In 2006 we got a 32" dump the week before christmas and buried the display and damaged alot of stuff. That shut me down for the season.

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We lost two airblowns this year. One the fan died and the other sucked in a ton of powder snow and then froze up. We had a spiral tree come loose and we had to bring in the parachute from our parachuting reindeer due to high winds. The show is under about 14" of snow but that's not bad compared to other years.

 

It all comes in tomorrow.

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About 2 weeks ago, we had strong winds in Cincinnati and I had a few blow molds fall over, but that was about it. It was the night the news came out to record the display and thank God the stuff blew over a couple hours later after they had left. So far, nothing has been damaged this year. The display is a little smaller this year, but people seem to like it more. It's setup differently and there are a couple new items.

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I'm in Ireland and we had a few casualties-

 

one blowmold ripped out her wires and went for a walk down the drive. She took some time to fix, but thankfully she's back lighting now.

 

Another lost her head (angel) which ripped off and down across the lawns.

 

A rope light silhouette reindeer went out completely and no fixing possible. Will have to rewire for next year.

 

And countless times had to replace bulbs in blowmolds because they kept blowing over / falling in the wind, and shattering the bulbs inside. All mostly fixable though thankfully!

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Sorry to hear about all of the weather related issues. Here in Northern Calif we are getting a lot of rain and some wind, 15-30 MPH, not to bad. 30 miles away up the hill there is 2' of new snow and whiteout conditions. Had to turn off the airblowns but that is all so far, another storm tomorrow. You guy's hold on as this one is coming your way also.

Yes we had some damn high winds up here in Oroville, winds peaked at 55 MPH the one day. My 30 foot megatree survived.

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