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Re: Jim


Thanks for the update, Jim.  I'm sure some of its effects will reach Indiana
in some way or another though.  That sounds like one huge storm.

I'm sorry to sound so naive, but I guess I am.  Are the electrical outages
because of electrical lines coming down?  Could this be alleviated to some
extent by running lines underground?  I know this would cost a fortune, but
money is being spent left and right on the damages anyway.

These hurricanes affect everyone eventually.  After the fallout from Andrew
settled, MY homeowners rates went up 47% here in Indiana.  When I asked why
they said that at least 390 insurance companies went under from paying out
claims for Andrew and many of their policies were underwritten by larger
companies like mine.  The money has to come from somewhere.  9/11 payouts
were a factor, too.

Hey, we're all in this together.  Stay safe, Jim & Beans.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jim


> Oops. Wrote too soon. 5 PM advisory says it's headed for the Ohio-West
> Virginia border. Ivan, however, has already indicated it will swing
> north and head for the Keys.
>
> I'm beginning to develop an alternate theory about why King Lear railed
> against the storm.
>
> On Sunday, September 5, 2004, at 05:14 PM, james singer wrote:
>
> > TV news reader just said there are 4 million persons in Florida
> > without electricity. He also said Frances is now 400 miles east to
> > west and 600 miles north to south. The eye is now about 65 miles NNE
> > of me. If not too much exaggeration that's one very large storm, big
> > enough to cover most of the state. Last time I checked the National
> > Hurricane Center, they were predicting it would get all the way to
> > Indiana before petering out.
> >
> > On Sunday, September 5, 2004, at 04:58 PM, ""
> > <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Let's hope so - FL needs no more storms this season at least!
> >>
> >> Pam Evans
> >> Kemp, TX
> >> zone 8A
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: james singer
> >> Sent: 9/5/2004 1:06:58 PM
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jim
> >>
> >>> I don't know if they've gotten worse, but Florida sure seems to have
> >>> a
> >>> surplus of them this year. We've also got Ivan headed this way about
> >>> two weeks out. Ivan is generally following the track blazed by
> >>> Charley
> >>> until Charley pulled an abrupt right turn over Cuba and headed up
> >>> Florida's west coast. Maybe Ivan will keep on trucking and end up in
> >>> Belize or the Yucatan.
> >>>
> >>> On Sunday, September 5, 2004, at 02:14 PM, Kitty wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Lord, what a mess.  I read an article this am about a kennel that
> >>>> has
> >>>> taken
> >>>> in animals for the duration.  They can handle 37 dogs, but they have
> >>>> taken
> >>>> in 137 animals and have packed them in wherever.  Apparently the
> >>>> concrete
> >>>> building should withstand the storm, but they've lost power and are
> >>>> working
> >>>> in the dark.
> >>>>
> >>>> Is it only because I know people (you) down there now that I am more
> >>>> aware
> >>>> of the hurricanes or have they gotten much worse in recent years?
> >>>>
> >>>> Kitty
> >>>>
> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> >>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>>> Sent: Sunday, September 05, 2004 12:37 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Jim
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> I'm here, Scottie, but thanks for asking.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We [Beans and I; Ms. Fatma's in New Hampshire] are entering our
> >>>>> second
> >>>>> 24 hours of sporadic rain and gusty wind. No anemometer, but I'd
> >>>>> guess
> >>>>> they're in the 25 to 35 MPH range. The real problem is that
> >>>>> Frances is
> >>>>> moving so slowly--9 or 10 MPH--so it's taking what seems like
> >>>>> forever
> >>>>> to get out of here.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Right now it appears to be crossing Charley's path. Those poor
> >>>>> people.
> >>>>> Apparently many of those communities had piled up the debris from
> >>>>> Charley but hadn't had time to dispose of it, and now
> >>>>> Frances has scattered it all over hell again.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Just saw a graphic on the tube. Frances has a diameter of 366
> >>>>> miles,
> >>>>> so
> >>>>> while it's parked over the state, a considerable amount of her
> >>>>> hangs
> >>>>> off both sides.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Sunday, September 5, 2004, at 01:08 PM, Scottie wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Has anybody heard from Jim since yesterday?
> >>>>>>
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> >>>>> Southwest Florida
> >>>>> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >>>>> Zone 10a
> >>>>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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