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

George Shirley (
Wed, 02 Sep 1998 07:33:23

Just got through watching the weather channel and our area has been
downgraded to a "Tropical Storm Warning Area." Still hope we get some rain
but glad to be spared the wind. Fortunately the storm surges will be on the
other side of Earl, unfortunate for those that live on that side but will
spare our marshes and swamps for awhile.


At 01:32 PM 9/1/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Just saw the weather report on Earl.  Looks like he'll just miss you George, 
>unless he suddenly jigs straight north.  Let us know how it goes.
>Take Care,
>On Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:52:32, George Shirley wrote:
>>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 
>>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.