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Re: flood

I guess.  And as I recall from pics, your place sits up from street level as
you have all those retaining walls and all.  Good job there.

On 1/2/06, Theresa <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> We're all fine here.  Lots of rain and wet, but no flooding at my
> house/neighborhood.  The waters at Stone Lake Wildlife refuge (which is
> cut in half by I-5 running down the middle of it) are up to the road at
> the Laguna Blvd exit though (that is my exit to get home).  So- hoping
> it doesn't rain too many more inches.
> Theresa
> Donna wrote:
> >How did you fair the storm Theresa?
> >
> >Donna
> >
> >
> >
> >>-----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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