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Re: WEATHER!! Now tornados

Tornadoes happen all around here, but never right here - some old wives'
tale about the 3 rivers and our location on a summit.  We can get some high
winds but never anything terribly devastating.  Flood damage can be a
problem in th lower areas though.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] WEATHER!! Now tornados

> When I worked for the federal prison system, I went to El Reno once
> about a week after a tornado had torn it apart. As a California kid, I
> was horrified by what I saw. I'd lived through earthquakes in
> California and a hurricane in Florida by then, but I'd never seen such
> damage before. Really scary. Just the thought of living there gave me
> the collywobbles. I don't know how you guys do it.
> On Thursday, April 22, 2004, at 09:37 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
> > Tornadoes - not in our town, but close by. We lost a BIG Pin Oak in our
> > yard, hail, heavy rain and winds. My iris were just beginning to bloom
> > and my bridal bouquet spirea was heavy with flowers...now they look
> > pitiful. Another storm is supposed to move in tonight. Only a true
> > gardener would lay awake at night praying for your gardens to be
> > spared...but you know, after waiting all winter long for some color and
> > life...it just hurts to watch your plants and flowers be destroyed in
> > seconds flat.
> >
> >
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