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Re: Re: storms


Well Jim - thoughts and prayers are w/ you and all affected by the storm.  Keep the batteries, bottled water and libations handy!
;-)

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: james singer
Sent: 8/13/2004 3:01:08 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] storms

> It's almost 4 AM. We got the first band of rain, thunder, lightning 
> about 3 AM. We're in kind of a lull right now, but there's a lot more 
> coming.
> 
> We are about 5 miles inland and at an elevation of 28 feet [almost a 
> mountain by Florida standards] so we're not worried about storm surge. 
> Guy on the tube just said that hurricane force winds are not expected 
> in Tampa before 9 PM today, so we'll probably get them about 8 PM. 
> Supposed to last about 12 hours.
> 
> On Friday, August 13, 2004, at 03:23 AM, Marge Talt wrote:
> 
> > Well, Donna, hope you're having a good trip and good weather out
> > west.  I am waiting with rather baited breath to find out how Jim has
> > fared....not sure that hurricane has made landfall or if it has, it's
> > doing it right now.  Beyond the high winds associated with
> > hurricanes, what worries me is the 15' surges that our weatherperson
> > was saying would happen in Tampa Bay.  Realize Jim is not on the bay,
> > but Florida is flat so a 15' surge will travel far......
> >
> > So, Jim, at first opportunity, please check in and let us know you're
> > OK!!!
> >
> > What's left of it is slated to hit my area Sat. night and into
> > Sunday, so those between me and Florida will be getting it either
> > really soon or sometime tomorrow.  The first storm has already passed
> > through here so am assuming Jim didn't have problems from it as he
> > had posted earlier Thursday - realize that my 'today' is really the
> > wee hours of Friday and not Thursday, which is where I still am:-)
> > Rained all the way back from Lynchburg, VA to DC...3.5 hour trip not
> > improved by heavy rain!
> >
> > ref. cell phones- since I've never had one, dunno the answer:-)
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net
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> >> From: Donna <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >> Browsing thru some messages tonight. My you guys are gabby :)
> >>
> >> So how did Jim fair the storm? Everyone else ok?
> >>
> >> Been in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico for the last week-
> >> still out here but finally got a connection. Weird not having a
> > cell
> >> phone for a week...hum.. how did we exist before them...
> >>
> >> Will be back home next week...
> >
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> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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