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Re: Frances

Those who live in "tornado alley" deal with a "season" too. Unfortunately for those located on a fault line (California, Missouri, Illinois) there isn't one!
On Friday, September 3, 2004, at 05:51 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

These storms are one after another. How long is the season? Seems like a
very disruptive way to live, but I suppose it is worth it to those who
enjoy the climate there during calmer times.


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5 PM advisory says she is headed west northwest of me and the highest
probability of my being within 65 nautical miles of the eye are 18
percent between now and 2 PM tomorrow. I can live with that. It means
lots of rain and gusty wind, but winds probably below 45 MPH.

My county, Sarasota, has been named one of two destinations for those
evacuating the east coast. The gas stations are already running on
empty, so it may get desperate if a couple hundred thousand refugees
show up. I managed to top off my tank with regular at a Shell station
today at $1.90 per. Previously, I had tried several of the discount
stations without success. If I had known I would have to settle for
regular, I would have bought it at the barn at cost as a payroll

I've offered to house a couple of friends on the east coast, but as of
now, they say they are going to tough it out. I wish them luck. Problem
is once Frances gets there, they will not be able to get here [can't
got north, can't go west, can't go south--oh, well, hunker down].

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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