A local morning news team was chit chatting about the fact that California
is dry and having major fires and by comparison they use Georgia and say
that they don't need the rain. More of the Let's take things out of context
and make it sound sensational mentality. Georgia was in desperate need of
rain to help curb a 2 year drought.
We now have an official monsoon season in Al,
some spots have had 12 inches since Saturday
with more promised.
Odd weather, it usually rains very little in August and
September(unless there's a hurricane) and I can't remember
the last time I stepped on dry ground.
We were up in Atlanta over the weekend, escaping from the football
crowds. What a mess. Someone was killed changing a tire (knocked
over the upper ramp wall onto I-85 below) on the I285-I85 "spaghetti
bowl". The game here was postponed something like three hours.
I finally got to mow the front lawn last night. It's been 2-1/2
weeks. I'll do the back tonight, if I can get back there.
That is certianly true except for the topical storm that hit Houston in
2001. The rain, the 37" in 2 weeks of rain, was worse than hurricane Ike
that hit here last year. But mostly tropical storms are better than
I've survived Typhoons that were hundreds of miles across and
kicking up rain like nothing around here. Hurricanes slam the
entire Gulf coast as well as the Atlantic coast - up to Cape Cod.
Carla years ago comes to mind often. It wasn't near us but slammed
Mississippi and Alabama as I recall.
Loosing a home is one thing. Loosing 80 to 100 trees and limbs smaller
than 3" with the now junk strewn across acres of grass and tree.
That is a lot of work to do and a good deal of stress.
Lot of home are flooded, mudded instead or as well.
We lost a great amount of National Forest and other ill effects.
Is it Mother Nature? Or is it poop? Apparently one big fire was caused by
spontaneous combustion of a manure pile.
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