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RE: flood

How did you fair the storm Theresa?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Theresa
> Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 5:31 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] flood
> Well- storm #2 has likely plowed through David's area by now as it is
> now arrived here.  Really windy!  took down all the hanging pots, bird
> feeder, laid my poor blue hibiscus down (likely too late however- was
> already half yanked out at the root by the wind), braced a small false
> cypress that was leaning. My citrus trees leaves are being broken by the
> wind- so they should look like heck when this is all done.  I did manage
> to get out first thing this AM and get all the rest of the leaves up
> from the street and sidewalk around my house, and in front of the 2
> other storm drains across the street.  Hope DF didn't get much more
> rain- things are not good in his area after the last batch yesterday.
> Theresa
> David Franzman wrote:
> > Well that was ugly!  This whole county looks like a huge lake.  I just
> > had 3' of water rush through my greenhouses again.  The force was so
> > great that the driveway which I just put down weed tarp and 4" or
> > gravel has been scraped clean...weed tarp not to be seen.  The doors
> > to my greenhouses have been smashed in by floating debris.  I have
> > 6x6s, tool cabinets, 50 gallon drums (full), sheets of plywood and
> > other debris right now up against the gh's.  The 6x6's battered down
> > the doors.  We have them going in front of the gh to keep other stuff
> > out.  We are leaving all of it until tomorrow and it will act as a
> > barrier to any more floating stuff when the next storm hits tomorrow.
> > In addition to that we have layers of mud on the ground inside. Behind
> > the gh's is, as I mentioned, a raging torrent of a very small creek.
> > It's only about 10' across normally but right now it must be going
> > about 30 mph.  Of course you wouldn't be able to see a difference
> > where the creek is except the speed of the flow.  Unfortunately I
> > forgot to bring a camera but tomorrow I will.  I expect that most of
> > the water will have receded already but it'll show the debris piles.
> >
> > All of the plants are fine.  This year we were prepared and everything
> > is on tables that exceed the height of the water.  Again there was
> > some structural damage to the houses but it could have been a lot
> > worse.  The larger houses's plastic is still intact.  I can't close
> > any doors right now because of the force of the water and flotsam that
> > is in the doorways.  As I left the property the water was just below
> > my knees.  You could boogey board if you had one.  It has never been
> > this high say the folks who live here and have been here for over 20
> > years.  9" of rain within 36 hours on top of the 12" in the last two
> > weeks.
> >
> > The poor folks who live here came within an inch of water coursing
> > their their homes.  One of which was just completely remodeled with
> > wood floors. Their horses had water up to their bellies in the fields
> > at 3 this morning. There were drowning chickens, and sheep that had to
> > be moved and I sincerely hope this has taken care of my rat problem.
> > Where poison didn't work perhaps the wrath of God did.
> >
> > As far as my house is concerned we had rivelets of water going through
> > our garage which I've never seen before.  We were out at 2am trying to
> > dam the water and divert it to no avail.  Nothing major though.
> >
> > I should add by the way that neither my gh's or home is in a flood
> > plain. This is just what happens when you get the amount of rain we
> > have had in two weeks.  Those areas that are in a flood plain...such
> > as Guernville are under water with the water still rising.  They will
> > be 14' above flood stage by this evening.  Below is a link to an MSNBC
> > news article about it.  Check out the photo that's about what it looks
> > like on my property.
> >
> > David
> > http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10632481/
> >
> > http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
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