Re: [gardeners] Hi y'all

Jane Burdekin (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 16:01:32 -0600

Hi Bambi,
I am so glad to hear that you are ok.  What an ordeal for you to go thru.
We were all thinking positive thoughts for you and others on the coast
there.  Take care.


At 05:47 PM 9/30/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>Things are slowly getting back to normal here after
>the hurricanes and flooding.  We're all safe and sound,
>and back in our own house now, for which we are 
>greatful.  :-)
>We had flooding here the likes of which apparently only
>happen every 500 years according to the meterologists.
>I hope it's at least another 500 years before we see 
>anything like this again.  
>We had a drought this summer like many others in the US.
>Then Dennis hit and dumped up to 15 inches of rain
>along with his winds in some areas since he stayed around
>here for a couple of weeks.  The sun came back out, and
>we cleaned up, and life went on as usual.    Then, a week
>later, Hurricane Floyd hit.    We had evacuated to Mom's
>house just for the night, as we knew the road into our place
>would probably flood in the middle.   Little did we know
>it would be over a week before we could move back home.
>The RV was parked close to the back porch so the generator
>would be available after the hurricane.  Then, although it's
>never happened before, the creek behind the house
>came over it's banks after the creek rose over 30 feet from
>it's normal level.   It created a raging torrent of water
>in our yard that eroded a huge hole between the house
>and the RV, making a hole about 20'x15' and about 6' deep
>washing out part of our septic system.  The RV fell in the
>hole, so we had to get the RV out of the hole before repairs
>could begin on the septic system.   We finally got all that
>taken care of and moved back home a little over a week
>later.   We still have no heat/AC due to flooding under the
>house knocking out the air handler and ducts, but the men
>are supposed to come fix that within the next week.
>Schools have started back in our area, after having been
>out for a week and we've sort of gotten back into the edge of
>the routine again.  The water came within an inch of coming
>in the house.  And we are so much more fortunate than
>so many others.  So many people around here have lost
>, clothes, momentoes.....everything.
>And most do not have flood insurance.  We are not in
>a flood zone, but miles and miles of roads and homes 
>were under water due to the additional 20" of rain we 
>recieved from Floyd.    The we got 6" more on Wednesday.
>More roads flooded again and roads closed.   Today, it
>has been sunny, and the waters are again receeding.
>It's about time.
>Thanks to all who have expressed concern, and have
>asked about us, publically and privately......I do
>appreciate the concern.   
>Coastal Carolina
>USDA zone 8; AHS Heat zone 8; Sunset zone 31