Re: [gardeners] more to come... -Reply

Penny Nielsen (
Wed, 29 Sep 1999 11:16:50 -0300

Hi Penny in NY

Did you catch the TV program about fraudulent companies taking advantage of disaster victims - at least that's what I think the subject was.  I missed it.  

Agree Penny.  How long does it take for counties to take preventative measures.

I did realize that NJ was also badly affected.  Has anyone heard from Bambi?

I thought St. Louis had taken action.  Seems to me I saw this discussed on 'This Old House' or was I thinking about another city along the Miss.  My sympathies for your daughter.

When I watch the programs about natural disasters - and there are plenty of them being telecasted in the last year - its amazing how people persist in rebuilding in areas that are very prone to these disasters, e.g. along many of the coastlines, where houses are washed into the sea.  Along some of our coastline, people who had say 100 ft. of oceanfront have now had to move their houses back (if they had enough land) as the sea has totally washed away their land.  Don't know whether its stupidity or determination.

Penny in Nova Scotia

>>> penny x stamm <> 09/28 4:57 pm >>>
Hi, PennyN, we're happy that you did not get flooded out from
Floyd. Driving around locally yesterday we found all sorts of
new parkway drainage projects underway, since this past
hurricane had people moving about in zodiaks (rubber boats
with portable motors).  At least it does keep the money moving......

You answered my primary question, which was did my climate
at coastal New York City and my hurricane attacks, match yours, 
in coastal Nova Scotia. I guess it certainly does....  

Not only North Carolina but also New Jersey has suffered
dramatically from the excess in water. We're in N.J. weekly,
and they are now ready to begin flood control -- TEN years after
they were beaten down by a hurricane, and should have done
something..! What short sightedness... 

It's quite like my daughter on the Mississippi at St.Louis.  The
day before that absolutely awful flooding of a few years back, she 
bought a tiny heirloom house right on the river's edge. Need I say
more...? I don't see where they are doing anything at all to prevent
another territory-wide flooding like that one. It would be difficult, 
but must be feasible.

PennyS, NY 

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