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Calling all FL Vets and families

How's the weather....been doing remodeling and haven't seen weather in a couple wks...relying on the paper which doesn't tell you much...
Let us hear from each of you...



Re: Calling all FL Vets and families

Everything is fine here in Daytona Beach area. More rain than I really cared for, but none the less, needed..:o)

Re: Calling all FL Vets and families

Here in Sarasota it completely missed us. In fact I am still watering my yard. Outside of a few sprinkles we are High and dry at 13 ft ASL. I just unboarded today.

But i'm sure that there's more to come in the next couple months.

Thanks for asking.

BTW Joy---I always wanted to move to Tucson. I love the smell of the Desert after one of those summer rains. I spent a lot of time in Tucson, My construction company worked on the Desert Museum.


Re: Calling all FL Vets and families

Wow...the Desert Museum is really something..If I were to city dwell, it would be Tucson..I love it too..lots going on that I enjoy. I am about 60 miles from Tucson...but about the same distance to Phoenix/ the boonies!! It rains so rarely that it is always a pleasure, but personally think the smell of a spring rain on a country road in Il is about priceless!!
If it has been awhile since you have been would not recognize Tucson...the entire state has grown in leaps and bounds...don't know if that is a good thing or not...but can't stop it, so dont worry about it!!
Glad you are safe and sound!!


Re: Calling all FL Vets and families

Up here in the great north Florida woods, Fay is attempting to drown us at the moment. The center has moved on, but some of the ugly bands are still moving through. We were under a tornado warning for a while, but I think that has passed.

We had to go to North Georgia for a funeral Thursday, and we came home today. The town of Thomasville, GA got hit pretty good. We normally take the truck route for a quick and easy trip around the western side of the town. Today, though, a number of roads were flooded - overflowing creeks or bayous of just deep places at the bottom of hills - and others had trees down. About 2/3rds of the city had lost electricity and had no working traffic lights. It made for some tense driving.

Tallahassee has some flooded areas, too, but we were able to drive around the city and avoid them. My primary concern remains the soggy ground - we had received around 11 inches of rain at 4:00 pm, the last time that I heard a measurement. When the ground gets that wet, it gets very soft and trees fall easily. One man has been killed, and at three houses have been crushed by falling trees so far.

Re: Calling all FL Vets and families

what the storm looked like a few days ago !

Re: Calling all FL Vets and families

JackB will hold a good thot for your family and your trees....pretty scary these storms...I do love the water and have always wondered what a storm of this size looked like....from a distance, of course!! Hang in there!!


Re: Calling all FL Vets and families

Thanks, Joy. We are still getting little patches of driving rain this morning, but the body of the storm is well clear now, so things should finally return to normal.

Our county says that we got about 22 inches of rain - we were getting roughly an inch per hour yesterday afternoon and evening - and that it has cleared 223 downed trees from county roads so far.

There are some flooded neighborhoods, and the folks living along the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers are under water and are seeing the rivers continue to rise.

For a storm that never made it to hurricane strength, old Fay has been a bruiser.