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General Forestry => General Board => Topic started by: timberfaller390 on August 23, 2008, 04:39:37 PM

Title: hurricane
Post by: timberfaller390 on August 23, 2008, 04:39:37 PM
Just wondering how all you florida boys made it through the hurricane? I went to Miss. after katrina with a state chainsaw crew, boy that was a miss.
Title: Re: hurricane
Post by: Rocky_J on August 23, 2008, 04:43:07 PM
And what hurricane would that be? We haven't had any hurricanes yet this year. We did have a little storm that dumped rain on us for 4 days, but it sure wasn't a hurricane.
Title: Re: hurricane
Post by: DanG on August 23, 2008, 04:47:06 PM
Thanks for thinking of us TF390. :)  This one never quite made it to hurricane status but has not been all that pleasant, either.  It has been, and still is, a major rainmaker.  I'm still right in the middle of it, and other Forumites are still in the path.  Most all the damage is due to flooding, with a few trees being blown over.  There is more about it on the "Weather" thread on this board. ;)
Title: Re: hurricane
Post by: Slabs on August 23, 2008, 07:41:21 PM
Since WOODBOWL hasn't checked in yet I'll jump out of turn.  The center passed over about 4 this afternoon without any rain.  Only recorded 1.25 inches since midnight.  Tonight and tomorrow may be a different story.

Anybody notice them two smudges off the winward islands are up to a 50% probability of development?

www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shml
Title: Re: hurricane
Post by: Teri on August 23, 2008, 07:48:41 PM
I got 20 inches of rain here, and I was flooded in until yesterday. Plus I had the tornado in my neighborhood.... :o  :(
Title: Re: hurricane
Post by: BillG on August 23, 2008, 11:34:48 PM
It's amazing at the differences in rain totals during this storm.  In Tallahassee we have some places that received over 20" already with still more to come, and some places with "only" 9-10".  The flooding is pretty widespread and a lot of the tree related damage I think is the result of saturated soil not providing enough support.

We'll see what happens over the next couple of days.  I do not remember a storm though that touched every single part of the state this way.  Oh, and FOUR landfalls? WOW!