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Re: fireworks NOW flooding

We do get tornadoes around here, but I thought we were pretty well done 
with Tornado season.  Summer brings occasional thunderstorms but not 
usually with such high winds.  (When I left home this am I saw that a 
huge silver maple in my addition was down, blocking the street) 
Humidity can be pretty high here in the summer but not like it is now 
and for so long.  You actually feel like you're in a steam room when 
you're just standing still; try to do anything physical and the 
humidity can wear you out.  and don't get me started about my hair!

The paper this am said we had as much as 13 inches of rain over the 
weekend with more to come.  The route I usually take home from work by 
the river was under water.  I personally am fine, but a lot of people 
have lost much.  The governor is planning to declare some areas a 
disaster.  As I said, I don't know all the weather terminology, but 
what you described, Pam, sounds much like what they were describing on 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:09 pm
Subject: Re: [CHAT] fireworks NOW flooding

> Are y'all in the upper portion of tornado alley or something?  
> Sounds like what happens when we get
> 1. moist air mass from the Gulf
> 2. hot dry air mass from the Mexican desert and
> 3. a cold front zooming down over the Rockies and all meeting over 
> Oklahoma or Texas w/ alarming regularity.
> I've never been to the Midwest so I'm not familiar w/ the 
> topography or weather patterns.  Closest I've been is Jesse's!!
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Tue, 8 Jul 2003 08:06:02 -0500
> >Donna,
> >What do they say? "When it rains, it pours."
> >So sorry to hear you sustained yet more damage.  I woke to super 
> high winds
> >about 1 am.  Went to get the 3 outside cats in. 2 were huddled on 
> the front
> >porch but couldn't find Shimmy. But he was in his grill-bed in 
> the Florida
> >room, nice and dry when I got up again at 6:45.
> >
> >You're right about these being the worst.  The wind and rain in 
> the trees
> >looked like something out of a hurricane.  Fortunately, I didn't have
> >anything left to stake; I'd managed to secure everything either 
> before the
> >storms or after some of them.  I just had a new roof put on - it 
> better NOT
> >be going anywhere!
> >
> >Bonnie Morgan had some damage in Ohio in her neighborhood from 
> the earlier
> >storms.  I hope she'll check in with us soon on this one.  How 
> about Cathy,
> >Ceres , Melody?
> >
> >Pam wrote, "What is up w/ these storms y'all have been having?"  
> I'm no
> >meteorologist, but it has something to do with the southern hot 
> air moving
> >north and crashing in to the northern cold air.  I for one have 
> had enough.
> >I'm sure Donna has too.
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 5:29 AM
> >Subject: RE: [CHAT] fireworks NOW flooding
> >
> >
> >> Yes, I do have another pond for a quarantined area, and many 
> got dumped
> >> into there. The current pond conditions will not kill the fish, 
> but not
> >> the greatest environment but getting better daily.
> >>
> >> Did you survive the storm last night? It was the worst and 
> thought for
> >> sure I was up for a repeat of the other day. Pond survived this 
> time>> (power is back on already obviously) but my attached screen 
> room is
> >> history! (roof is gone, can't even get out of the back door) 
> Waiting for
> >> the sun ( ok, light)to come out so I can take pictures before 
> heading to
> >> work. Actually ripped off the light fixtures from the house 
> too. Thought
> >> the roof was going too.... We have been fixing all the stuff 
> ruined by
> >> the storms, but this time I am going to have to call the insurance
> >> company... way too much damage out there... that you can see in the
> >> dark.
> >>
> >> How is everyone else fairing in these storms? I know a few of 
> us are on
> >> the same weather track...
> >>
> >> Suns coming up- talk later,
> >> Donna
> >>
> >> >
> >> > Donna,
> >> > I hear some relief will be moving into the area later in the 
> week.>> Were
> >> > you
> >> > able to save some of the fish?  Can they be moved to a 
> temporary tank
> >> > while
> >> > the pond is stabilized?  I don't know anything about ponds, 
> but I can
> >> > understand your pain.  Sounds like a lot of work in terrible
> >> conditions
> >> > with
> >> > not very satisfactory results. I wish you luck.
> >> > Kitty
> >>
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