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Archive: February 12th, 2008


  These photos were sent to me by Chris Ellis.  Just incredible damage in Livingston County.  Salem, KY photographs.

Livingston County, Kentucky


Livingston County


Livingston County, Kentucky


Livingston County, Kentucky


Livingston County, Kentucky
Lola Road in Salem, KY


Livingston County, Kentucky


Livingston County, Kentucky


Salem, Kentukcy – car was right off main street and 60 going towards Salem Spring Lake Nursing Home


Frances in Crittenden County, KY


Crittenden County


Livingston County – Salem – Lola Road – that is a house under the tree.


10:15 p.m. – State of Emergency in Hopkins County, KY
A shelter is open for anyone who needs a place to stay for the night.  It’s located at James Madison Middle School, 510 Brown Road.  Nortonville City Hall will also be open for anyone who needs a place to stay. There is a curfew on travel through 5 a.m. Wednesday.  Only emergency vehicles are allowed to travel at that time.

10:00 p.m. –
As of about an hour ago about 20 Crittenden County, KY Residents were housed in a shelter at the Crittenden Co. Elementary School.
County Judge Executive Fred Brown says about 2/3rds of the county is still without power.




February 12, 2008: 9 p.m. Snowing in Waterloo

  Snow continues.  We have picked up 3-4 inches so far tonight.   Not bad!



February 12, 2008: Winter Storm Sunday Night – Quebec City

  Here are some photographs from Sunday Night in Quebec City.  We had heavy snow for several hours.











A wintery night in Quebec City, Quebec


Boat crossing the St Lawrence Seaway on Monday Morning…

February 12, 2008: Quebec City Winter Carnival

Quebec City


Kids running in the snow at the Winter Festival


Hands with a globe – peace sign 🙂


A wintery scene in Quebec City


That is one crazy sculpture!!!!


Maybe I can take this guy home with me.  Wonder how long it would take for him to melt?  I think he is
safe for at least a few more weeks.  😉



Lots of kids playing in the snow today


Hey Sue how about a BISTRO OUTSIDE!!!!!


These kids are dancing – trying to keep warm


The party is outside in Quebec City!



Winter Festival 2008




How cold is this guy?  He looks frozen to me.














February 12, 2008: My car is covered in snow!

  Well – it snowed while I was gone!  More snow is starting to fall this evening. 

  WHAT A MESS back home.  Tommy says that there are trees down in Lone Oak – tree branches and power lines all over the place.  Massac County has been without power since yesterday.  It may be 1-2 days before power is restored.  The ice storm is about over but it has been a big one.  Police are asking people to stay home.  Livingston County, Kentucky has been shut down – emergency vehicles only are requested to be on the roads. 

  From the WPSD TV 6 Web-Site

4:24 p.m.- Paducah Police are requesting citizens who do not have to get out stay at home this evening and overnight. Road surfaces are refreezing and becoming hazerdous. If you must be out, police say be aware of deterorating road conditions and use caution.

4:12 p.m.-Area power outages-


1,220 Harrisburg
1,162 Anna Jonesboro
1,066 Metropolis/Brookport
698 Vienna
585 Marion


8,624 Cape Girardeau
1,569 Dexter
1,010 Jackson
721 Delta/Chaffee
425 Kelso/Benton/Miner


3,000 without power, majority in Livingston County near Burna, Salem, Joy and Lola. Other part is West McCracken/Ballard County Line, Kevil, West Paducah.

Patrick Kerr with Jackson Purchase says power will be out for some time, probably overnight. Encouraging people to find friends, family with power, or hotels or shelters. Also, if line down, don’t touch it and DO NOT try to hook up generator to their electric service, don’t hook it to panel or meter, could kill you or line workers!

 3:08 p.m.-The Livingston County Judge has issued an Executive Order restricting traffic on ALL roads in Livingston County to local traffic ONLY, for the remainder of the day, and County Judge Chris Lasher is advising local residents to not travel at all after sunset, with the exception of emergency vehicles only.
The US 60 Ledbetter Bridge is closed due to an accident. Several crashes are being reported and traffic is backed up in both directions.


   Meanwhile here in Waterloo, Ontario




Snow is just starting to fall here in Waterloo.  Light snow so far.


February 11, 2008: Made it back to Waterloo!!!! Posted lots of photos…

  We made it back to Waterloo this evening.  The plane ride was about 1 1/2 hours.  There was a small delay.  Weather I suppose.  It is cold here in Waterloo.  Temperatures tonight are going to hover around 0 degrees to 5 above zero.  BRRRR!  That is actually colder than Quebec City!

  A MAJOR ice storm is hitting the Paducah Area.  Massac County and McCracken County are reporting trees down and power lines.  Dylan was without power as of 8 p.m.  Hopefully they won’t be without power all night.  It would certainly make for an unpleasant evening.  It looks like temperatures will rise above freezing after midnight in Paducah and perhaps after 2 a.m. in Metropolis.  We can hope! 

  Portions of Southeast MO and Southern IL will have a lot of power lines down and trees.  This is a big ice storm.  There have been reports of thundersleet and ice across Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Western Kentucky.  Amazing weather.

  I have posted a TON of photographs over the last 24 hours.  It will probably take you awhile to look at all of them!  I still have some more to go through. 

  We will be leaving for Switzerland and Russia at the end of the week.  I wonder how cold Moscow will be?



February 11, 2008: New KIVA Partner

Adel is 32 years old and lives in Nabatieh located in south Lebanon. Adel owns a
shoe store and his shop is frequented by loyal clients who are inhabitants of the
surrounding area. In order to sustain and develop his business, he needs a loan
from Al Majmoua to buy merchandise.


About the Entrepreneur

Name: Adel Madi
Location: Nabatieh, Lebanon
Primary Activity: Shoe Sales
Loan Use: To buy merchandise
Date Posted: Feb 9, 2008

February 10, 2008: Kids in the snow…Quebec City











February 11, 2008: Quebec City

Standing in front of the snow sculpture – Innovation


The ship is finally finished 🙂



How about a violin made of ice!!!!


Deep snow.





February 11, 2008: Out and about the city – lots and lots of snow!

Clearing the sidewalks.  Now you don’t see that back in Paducah!  I wish!



How about those outdoor restaurants and bars?  Only in Quebec City!


A wintery street.






If you can’t beat ’em join ’em



One horse open sleigh? 


I am starting to feel sorry for the horses.  🙂





Just how deep is that snow?  Obviously this person doesn’t get out much.




Quebec City


That is one cold driver!!!




Drifting snow.  🙂  I would love to look out my window in the morning and see that.




Snow Snow Snow