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Re: flood


No fun David, but glad it was not worse.  Would gladly take the excess water
off your hands if that were w/in my power to do so.
Wish I was close enough to help you clean up the mess!   May 2006 be
incident-free!


On 12/31/05, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
>
> David, that is very scary.  Floods just scare me to death.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 6:16 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] flood
>
>
> > Well that was ugly!  This whole county looks like a huge lake.  I just
> had
> > 3' of water rush through my greenhouses again.  The force was so great
> > that the driveway which I just put down weed tarp and 4" or gravel has
> > been scraped clean...weed tarp not to be seen.  The doors to my
> > greenhouses have been smashed in by floating debris.  I have 6x6s, tool
> > cabinets, 50 gallon drums (full), sheets of plywood and other debris
> right
> > now up against the gh's.  The 6x6's battered down the doors.  We have
> them
> > going in front of the gh to keep other stuff out.  We are leaving all of
> > it until tomorrow and it will act as a barrier to any more floating
> stuff
> > when the next storm hits tomorrow.  In addition to that we have layers
> of
> > mud on the ground inside. Behind the gh's is, as I mentioned, a raging
> > torrent of a very small creek. It's only about 10' across normally but
> > right now it must be going about 30 mph.  Of course you wouldn't be able
> > to see a difference where the creek is except the speed of the flow.
> > Unfortunately I forgot to bring a camera but tomorrow I will.  I expect
> > that most of the water will have receded already but it'll show the
> debris
> > piles.
> >
> > All of the plants are fine.  This year we were prepared and everything
> is
> > on tables that exceed the height of the water.  Again there was some
> > structural damage to the houses but it could have been a lot worse.  The
> > larger houses's plastic is still intact.  I can't close any doors right
> > now because of the force of the water and flotsam that is in the
> doorways.
> > As I left the property the water was just below my knees.  You could
> > boogey board if you had one.  It has never been this high say the folks
> > who live here and have been here for over 20 years.  9" of rain within
> 36
> > hours on top of the 12" in the last two weeks.
> >
> > The poor folks who live here came within an inch of water coursing their
> > their homes.  One of which was just completely remodeled with wood
> floors.
> > Their horses had water up to their bellies in the fields at 3 this
> > morning. There were drowning chickens, and sheep that had to be moved
> and
> > I sincerely hope this has taken care of my rat problem.  Where poison
> > didn't work perhaps the wrath of God did.
> >
> > As far as my house is concerned we had rivelets of water going through
> our
> > garage which I've never seen before.  We were out at 2am trying to dam
> the
> > water and divert it to no avail.  Nothing major though.
> >
> > I should add by the way that neither my gh's or home is in a flood
> plain.
> > This is just what happens when you get the amount of rain we have had in
> > two weeks.  Those areas that are in a flood plain...such as Guernville
> are
> > under water with the water still rising.  They will be 14' above flood
> > stage by this evening.  Below is a link to an MSNBC news article about
> it.
> > Check out the photo that's about what it looks like on my property.
> >
> > David
> > http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10632481/
> >
> > http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
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Kemp TX
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