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Re: WEATHER!! Now tornados

It seems as if each part of the country has a potential catastrophe waiting to happen: earthquakes, volcanos, floods, tornados, hurricanes, drought, etc!
On Thursday, April 22, 2004, at 06:44 PM, Kitty wrote:

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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