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Gil Jones
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Re: Bad weather in Florida
Reply #30 - Aug 29th, 2005 at 2:04pm
 
“So far, so good” for the weather report in good ol' southwest Georgia. We are seeing Katrina's outer bands blow hard and deposit some heavy rain as they whiz by at 35 to 55 mph this afternoon, with plenty of lightening and associated thunder. It only lasts for 15 to 30 minutes, and then it is fairly calm until the next band arrives; so the deluge has a chance to flow down to the lake, hence, no flooding here so far.
Here comes another one, with serious rain, and lightening.
It is amazing that one storm system is able to carry soooooo much water so far. The way it is POURING outside right now, one would think there would not be any rain left to fall by the time this behemoth gets to CVG. Y’all really need to be turning watershoes.
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Reply #31 - Aug 29th, 2005 at 11:05pm
 
Hi,
    Katrina past now, reports here that it moved to the east slightly, hope it helped New orleans, does this mean that others got it bad?

Apart from the casualties and devastation, how do you remove all that water, being below sea level obviously means a high water table so nothing soaking into the ground?

Sorry we are to far away to help you guys.

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Reply #32 - Aug 30th, 2005 at 7:41am
 
New Orleans does in deed sit mostly below sea level, with levees around it to keep the Mississippi River, Lake Ponchartrain, and the Gulf of Mexico out. They pump unwanted water out with electric motor-driven water pumps.
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Reply #33 - Aug 30th, 2005 at 6:02pm
 
Gil, I've been hearing news stories all day about wind and tornatos in Georgia. Do you and Ned still have your feet on the ground?
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Reply #34 - Aug 30th, 2005 at 6:21pm
 
Curt thanks for asking. My feet are firmly on the shop floor (well, my buns are firmly in a chair) right now. We did OK, all we got here were the outer bands of Katrina; and while they were more than enough, there was no damage. A tornado zipped by about 12 miles east of our Daughter's home up near Atlanta (all OK).
The last time I heard from Ned, he faired the storms about like us, and was alive and well.
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Reply #35 - Aug 30th, 2005 at 10:45pm
 
Hi,
    Reports here in the UK paint a grim picture. its going to take some clearing up, its hit a wide area and presumably still going although reducing as it goes, any news from any other guys in its wake.

Pleased to know you guys came through it ok.

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Reply #36 - Aug 30th, 2005 at 11:23pm
 
In the southern Indiana/ northern Kentucky area, lots of rain but not really a lot of wind.  By the time it got here, I believe it was barely considered a tropical depression.  I got some water in my garage, but then, I get water in my garage anytime it rains.
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Reply #37 - Sep 21st, 2005 at 2:13pm
 
I do not know which of our folks live in or near the Texas Gulf coast, but "Rita" is looking like Katrina only worse. This may be a good time to visit Utah. Category 5, at 165 mph (so far). Here is a good site to track it>>
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