Re: [gardeners] No rain...???

George Shirley (
Wed, 01 Sep 1999 11:04:37 -0500

penny x stamm wrote:
> .
> George, all right now, just a minute! Doesn't 3-1/2 inches
> of rain come into your house...???
> Penny, NY
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Nope, my house sits on a little ridge but no one floods in this town. We
get so much rain that towns here are ready for them with enormous storm
drains, etc. My house sits up about 20 feet above sea level and the
neighbor behind me is at 12 feet above sea level. We get flooding on
some city streets, up to 3 or 4 feet deep at times, but it drains away
within 30 minutes. If a tropical storm hangs around a few days and drops
lots of rain on us a few houses along the river will flood. We've seen
up to 16 inches of rain in 24 hours when a tropical system dumps on us
but it's been a few years.

Remember that it's only about 50 miles to the Gulf of Mexico and all the
land slopes that way. Plus, we've a major river system within 6 miles of
us to the east and another that is 30 miles to the west. This doesn't
count all the bayous that drain south and into the rivers.

You and Jimmie need to come visit sometime and see some real flat land
and some alligators and snakes.