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Old Aug 20, 2008, 8:06 PM   #1
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30 straight hours of rain, luckily winds only to 50. I've been off work for 3 days as the roads are impassable in areas. There are worse areas but this down at the corner of my street.



Another view, looking south.



Tomorrow is supposed to be a bit better, finally!

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Old Aug 20, 2008, 8:27 PM   #2
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Dennis, hope you and your family were not affected too badly by the heavy rains and flooding. Sorry to hear about not being able to get to work. Any tornadoes??

Glad you were able to get out and take some pictures--it'll be something to talk about and you'd have pictures to show!

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Old Aug 20, 2008, 8:37 PM   #3
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Jay,

There was a tornado at a trailer community south of here named Barefoot Bay. 27 homes are uninhabitable and 51 were damaged.

I don't really mind being off work but have to make the days up next month. On top of that the weather has been completely miserable to the point you don't want to go outside!

Maybe tomorrow I can get out a bit and get some morepics.

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Old Aug 20, 2008, 9:40 PM   #4
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Dennis, Sorry to hear. Hope all is well with your house. We managed to not have any flooding this past spring, but the two previous looked like your photos. It's awful. I spent a full week filling out FEMA forms for the town I work in to get aide to help. It was so meticulous. The hours each employee worked, meals eaten, equipment used and how many hours, etc. All had to match our employee union contracts and meet their requirements. What a mess.

Anyway, I don't wish the cleanup or any of it on anyone. Hope you stayed dry.

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Old Aug 20, 2008, 10:10 PM   #5
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Well Dennis,
Sorry to hear the bad news. We made out pretty good over our way.
Just a little rain no worse than a normal summer storm. We really needed it
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 10:22 PM   #6
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Patty,

After the hurricanes of 2004, I fortified my house with full shutters and a metal roof. If that roof comes off the rafters are comng with it...LOL! This was just freaky with the storm stalling and just dumping rain on us.

This should go far to alleviate the drought we've had the last couple of years.
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fortifying the house was a good idea
you can send any excess water my way
we are behind again

how far can you get withouyt a boat ?

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After the hurricanes of 2004, I fortified my house with full shutters and a metal roof. If that roof comes off the rafters are comng with it...LOL! This was just freaky with the storm stalling and just dumping rain on us.

This should go far to alleviate the drought we've had the last couple of years.
Sounds like you're prepared for anything!

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Wow! What a lot of water!! I heard you had up to 500mm's!!?? That's amazing! Hope you're faring well Dennis. Sounds like you're as well prepared as can be. Good luck....Don
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The trouble with a lot of rain at once is that it usually runs off quickly without soaking in and seldom ends a drought. We have a lot of flash floods in the West and we still have a drought. Other storms have crossed and recrossed the Florida peninsula, but this one is unprecedented, staying around so long. With Florida being so flat it doesn't run off so quickly, either. I grew up in Florida during a period of high hurricane activity (even once had 2 within 24 hours), but I can't remember one delivering as much as the predicted 30 " of rain from this one! :shock: Climate change is real -- dry lightening storms extending the fire season in the West, tornados devastating the midwest, and hurricanes in the South and East -- no place seems safe anymore. Hope you get to dry out soon.
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