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Re: Texas Storm

Glad it wasn't worse darlin' - was watching it's progress carefully.  Didn't get this far North, more's the pity.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 17 Jul 2003 06:35:34 EDT

>Hi Donna.... thanks for thinking of us.  We sure were braced for the worst,
>especially after TS Allison a couple years back that dumped 43 inches of rain
>on Houston, flooding 75% of Houston for weeks.  AND TS Claudette in 1979 which
>did the same.  So we were all a bit on edge. 
>The storm's eye came on shore half way between Corpus and Houston, putting us
>on the dirty side, here in the west.  The eye hit Matagorda Bay which is just
>south of me, my dh goes fishing there all the time, had just been there the
>previous week. We had strong winds, and lots of steady rain, but thank
>there was no severe "inland" weather with this storm due to the sheering from
>a High.  Otherwise we would have really gotten it badly.  The Coast from
>Louisianna down to Corpus really got hammered though, LOTS of damage down
>and more flooding than they expected unfortunately.....even Galveston,
>etc. Kemah board walk, etc. got flooded very badly.  THey didn't expect that
>storm surge, or flooding it seems, so was a shock to most.  Governor declared
>coastal counties, including mine in a state of emergency, disaster areas, or
>whatever the "official" term is.
>The next day we got more feeder bands with thunderstorms though badly,
>dumping 6 inches of rain in a couple hours on us in addition to the 5 we had
>the day
>before.  My county and subdivision got flooded, had water at the back door,
>but was able to contain it with towels, etc.  Either way we were lucky.
>Suffered some roof damage, broken limbs, but nothing serious.  Rescued some
>fish and
>put them back in the pond, probably lost some of the smaller ones, but can't
>rescue them all unfortunately.  All in all we were lucky.
>zone 9
>Texas Gulf Coast
>In a message dated 7/15/2003 11:02:34 PM Central Standard Time,
>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> Hey Texas Folks...
>> Hope none of you are involved in this storm today.. Do check in when you
>> can!
>> Donna
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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