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Re: Rita

Noreen, stay safe! We're all thinking of y'all. 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

> [Original Message]
> From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 9/21/2005 5:33:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rita
> Thanks Jim, this is great info.  That's what they kept saying that the  
> smallest item could become a missile and do serious damage....so I'm
thinking my  
> entire yard is an artillery.
> So if it is on the ground it is fine???  What about benches??  I  brought
> all the bonsai pots, and took down all the orchids and  bromeliads in the 
> trees that were not anchored and brought them in.   Heavier hanging
baskets I just 
> set below the trees.  I'm so glad to hear  that I don't have to bring in 
> every single pot.  Geesh.  If you think  of anything else, please let me
know. I 
> hate to do things that are unnecessary  when so much needs to be done.
> My back yard faces due south.  Right now all the computer models bring 
> storm right into the gulf area directly under us.  I live SSE of  Katy,
Tx. in 
> the line of the path.  Matagorda is the closest beach to  us, where we
> go fishing.  Poor folks, that is such a pretty area,  but at least not as 
> populated as Galveston.  They still say there will be a  serious storm
surge going 
> through all the coast east of Matagorda though.   All of Houston is on
> dirty side of the storm either way.
> On a good note, they showed earlier that there were trucks at Pet stores,

> etc. evacuating the pets at Vet offices and pet stores.  Was glad to see 
> Thanks Jim for the advice and the info, much appreciate it.  Our local  
> stations have been bringing information non-stop all day with updates and
> on a constant basis, but all was too vague about someone with a garden.   
> Thanks Jim!!!!!!!!!  
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 9/21/2005 4:04:02 PM Central Standard Time,  
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> My  experience, Noreen, is limited to the only hurricane I was ever 
> in--in  1952 or 53--and what I've seen from Charley, which was a 
> powerful but  narrowly constrained storm. Speaking about the wind, the 
> main thing, I  think, is that stuff close to the ground doesn't move 
> much. The farther up  you go, the greater the wind influence. So 
> minimize potential missiles;  take everything down [hanging baskets, 
> wind chimes, doo-dads] that could  become airborne and put them on the 
> ground.
> Plants are you best  protection from wind damage. Check the satellites 
> and the local radar  [http://snipurl.com/hur5] and figure where the wind 
> will be coming from.  Remember these babies rotate counter clockwise, so 
> your initial impact is  going to be on the southeast. If you have 
> shrubs, hedges, trees on that  angle, you may be sufficiently protected. 
> If you don't, try to block those  windows from flying debris.
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