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Re: fireworks NOW flooding

Are y'all in the upper portion of tornado alley or something?  Sounds like what happens when we get
1. moist air mass from the Gulf
2. hot dry air mass from the Mexican desert and
3. a cold front zooming down over the Rockies and all meeting over Oklahoma or Texas w/ alarming regularity.
I've never been to the Midwest so I'm not familiar w/ the topography or weather patterns.  Closest I've been is Jesse's!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 8 Jul 2003 08:06:02 -0500

>What do they say? "When it rains, it pours."
>So sorry to hear you sustained yet more damage.  I woke to super high winds
>about 1 am.  Went to get the 3 outside cats in. 2 were huddled on the front
>porch but couldn't find Shimmy. But he was in his grill-bed in the Florida
>room, nice and dry when I got up again at 6:45.
>You're right about these being the worst.  The wind and rain in the trees
>looked like something out of a hurricane.  Fortunately, I didn't have
>anything left to stake; I'd managed to secure everything either before the
>storms or after some of them.  I just had a new roof put on - it better NOT
>be going anywhere!
>Bonnie Morgan had some damage in Ohio in her neighborhood from the earlier
>storms.  I hope she'll check in with us soon on this one.  How about Cathy,
>Ceres , Melody?
>Pam wrote, "What is up w/ these storms y'all have been having?"  I'm no
>meteorologist, but it has something to do with the southern hot air moving
>north and crashing in to the northern cold air.  I for one have had enough.
>I'm sure Donna has too.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 5:29 AM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] fireworks NOW flooding
>> Yes, I do have another pond for a quarantined area, and many got dumped
>> into there. The current pond conditions will not kill the fish, but not
>> the greatest environment but getting better daily.
>> Did you survive the storm last night? It was the worst and thought for
>> sure I was up for a repeat of the other day. Pond survived this time
>> (power is back on already obviously) but my attached screen room is
>> history! (roof is gone, can't even get out of the back door) Waiting for
>> the sun ( ok, light)to come out so I can take pictures before heading to
>> work. Actually ripped off the light fixtures from the house too. Thought
>> the roof was going too.... We have been fixing all the stuff ruined by
>> the storms, but this time I am going to have to call the insurance
>> company... way too much damage out there... that you can see in the
>> dark.
>> How is everyone else fairing in these storms? I know a few of us are on
>> the same weather track...
>> Suns coming up- talk later,
>> Donna
>> >
>> > Donna,
>> > I hear some relief will be moving into the area later in the week.
>> Were
>> > you
>> > able to save some of the fish?  Can they be moved to a temporary tank
>> > while
>> > the pond is stabilized?  I don't know anything about ponds, but I can
>> > understand your pain.  Sounds like a lot of work in terrible
>> conditions
>> > with
>> > not very satisfactory results. I wish you luck.
>> > Kitty
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