Re: [gardeners] If we're lucky we'll at least get some rain

George Shirley (
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:52:32

At 02:58 AM 9/1/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>From: Matt Trahan <>
>>Subject: If we're lucky we'll at least get some rain from it.
>>If we're lucky we'll at least get some rain from it. Just checked the old
>>hurricane supplies and will go get the extra propane bottle filled in the
>>morning and gas both cars up. If it's not to bad we'll ride it out, we're
>>fifty miles from the Gulf. If Earl's a real boomer we'll take the highway
>>north at least to Missouri.
>Hi George,
> Hope your rain luck was better than ours. We only got 1.7 inches from
> Had a small tornado wander 200 feet past my inlaws house. Trees in a
>straight line for 3/4 of a mile were twisted off their bases and all lying
>in the same direction. Larger trees on either side were still standing.
> Fortunately it never touched ground, and it was through a line of 9 back
>yards, and not the middle of the houses!
>Hope everything goes well!
>Matt Trahan  <> or <>
>USDA zone 8, AHS heat zone 7, Sunset zone 31, northeastern N.C.
Most of us around here with any years on us remember Hurricane Audrey in
1957 and the 500 plus people who died in that one. Doesn't take much to get
us moving out of the area. Folks in Cameron Parish are right on the coast
and the parish is mostly marsh. Some of them are coming out now just in
case. They've only got two ways out and both get covered with water
quickly. Don't see any real danger at the moment and we are certainly
hoping for rain. Really strange weather, Tropical Storm Charlie dumped lots
of rain from about 40 miles west of us all the way into Mexico. We didn't
get a drop here. People about 6 blocks north of us got a good rain
yesterday evening, not us. It thundered and lightninged but no rain.  Glad
you folks missed the worse of Bonnie.