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Re: fireworks NOW flooding

Wow - 13 inches?? Have mercy. And tornado "season" per se is over, but
tornadoes happen 12 months a year here. The worst one I've been in was
in Waxahachie on President's Day. Got up, heard the roar, rain was too
heavy to see, so I just got back in bed, pulled a pillow over my head
and went back to sleep. When I woke up the second time - the church
right across the highway was nothing but splinters. A close call. Boy
what a mess. I wasn't in Texas 3 weeks when I saw my first one. Was
heading straight toward Midland.

I ran to the kitchen to look for the grocery bag I remembered seeing
that had tornado tips on it (I had no clue what to do coming from the
East Coast). By the time I found that damn bag, it was gone. Oh well,
gave me something to do.

Dumb luck.  Small wonder my mother says I have more lives than 10 cats....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 08 Jul 2003 12:41:22 -0500

>We do get tornadoes around here, but I thought we were pretty well done 
>with Tornado season.  Summer brings occasional thunderstorms but not 
>usually with such high winds.  (When I left home this am I saw that a 
>huge silver maple in my addition was down, blocking the street) 
>Humidity can be pretty high here in the summer but not like it is now 
>and for so long.  You actually feel like you're in a steam room when 
>you're just standing still; try to do anything physical and the 
>humidity can wear you out.  and don't get me started about my hair!
>The paper this am said we had as much as 13 inches of rain over the 
>weekend with more to come.  The route I usually take home from work by 
>the river was under water.  I personally am fine, but a lot of people 
>have lost much.  The governor is planning to declare some areas a 
>disaster.  As I said, I don't know all the weather terminology, but 
>what you described, Pam, sounds much like what they were describing on 
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:09 pm
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
>> >Donna,
>> >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.
>> >
>> >Kitty
>> >
>> >----- 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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