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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #800 on: August 16, 2016, 09:00:39 AM »
Yes, Reply# 792 this morning.   ;)
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« Reply #801 on: August 16, 2016, 09:05:59 AM »
Weather is messed up all over USA...
Here in Pa. we are getting heavy rains almost every day.
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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #802 on: August 16, 2016, 09:20:24 AM »
The north end of the state is pretty much high and dry. Local disaster relief (Rolling Hills Ministries) is gearing up with multiple clean-up crews, portable showers and laundry and a large portable kitchen, all maned by volunteers. We got hit with similar rains a couple of months ago, but with hilly terrain, the flooding wasn't nearly as bad the area around Baton Rouge is encountering.
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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #803 on: August 16, 2016, 09:31:20 AM »
I checked the Amite river gage at Denham Springs and it was down 4.88 ft. in the last
24 hr. http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/shefgraph-wotem2.cfm?sid=85040&d=7&dt=S
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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #804 on: August 16, 2016, 09:59:29 AM »
I checked the Amite river gage at Denham Springs and it was down 4.88 ft. in the last
24 hr. http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/shefgraph-wotem2.cfm?sid=85040&d=7&dt=S

The problem is that there are other rivers that are backing up. Some places down a lot of rivers are starting to flood. This problem is still growing. :o

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« Reply #805 on: August 16, 2016, 10:06:42 AM »
Has anyone got word from fishfighter or others from that area. I know that fishfighter
is on west side of the river.  My iPhone Google map shows all the roads that are closed
and it looks like you can't get in or out of Baton Rouge.

Thanks, I'm good. Was a very close call. Cell phones are very spotty in use. For 4 days, they were useless. All service was out along with land lines.

They just open I12, but I10 is still closed. Very hard to get into or out the city right now.

If one wants to see what is going on, go to www.wafb.com  Local new channel. They do have links there if anyone wants to donate.

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« Reply #806 on: August 16, 2016, 03:58:50 PM »
I know the sort of weather pattern MM is talking about, and I can only imagine what that would do over a large flat area.

Locally we get a bit of rain, but the terrain generally means steep fast flowing rivers to drain the water away. Of course then you get slips / washouts and tough luck for anyone silly enough to live close to one of the larger rivers.
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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #807 on: August 19, 2016, 07:54:21 AM »
Another update on this flooding.

More homes are flooding out due to back water flow further south of Baton Rouge. I had to go to New Orleans yesterday. A drive that normal drive time is a bit over two hours. Due to the flooding and the state installing dams along low spots of the interstate, that drive took over 3 hours. Very stressful day. :(

People in the Baton Rouge area are now getting back to their homes. Unreal seeing piles of house goods rip out of peoples homes at the roadside. If anybody ever saw a flood zone, you know what I'm talking about. Sad to see a life time of what a family has built, lost over night. :(

They calling this a 1,000 year flood event.

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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #808 on: August 19, 2016, 08:10:42 AM »
Grocery stores, etc. here are being depleted of many items that are being sent South for flood victims.  Churches and other organizations are really putting forth an effort to help.
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« Reply #809 on: August 19, 2016, 08:13:45 AM »
It finally made the news here as a top story.  That water must be a witches brew of various kinds of chemicals, oils, mud.  I can't imagine how one would clean up.   Add in the heat -ow. 

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« Reply #810 on: August 19, 2016, 09:16:15 AM »
Yeah, it's hot, but what's worse is the humidity level in a flooded house will be nearly 100 percent. Makes any kind of physical activity rather unpleasant.
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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #811 on: August 19, 2016, 09:20:15 AM »
Another update on this flooding

They calling this a 1,000 year flood event.

It must be bad. our hearts and prayers certainly are with those effected by the floods there.

However I have heard of one flood that was much worse and we have a promise that wont happen again.

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« Reply #812 on: August 19, 2016, 01:42:56 PM »
There is a lot of help coming in. Problem is, it's such a large area. Half of it is non city/ country folks.

Mold has started growing in many homes. Only takes a few days for that. Biggest thing is to get everything that is wet, out the house ASAP.  There are treatments, but even that takes a long time which puts off rebuilding. It's a catch 22 there.

Both of my kids have been helping out and doing what they can. Just wished I could get out there, but I can't. Had asked my doctor yesterday and that is a big no no. :( I have been driving over the area, dropping bottle water to were ever it is needed. A lot of places have a" boil water order". Problem is, you can't do that in houses that had been flooded.

Just what a mess, but people that had been flooded got out and had and still helping others.

Death toll is at 13. They still going home to home and checking. That is going to take a few more days.

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« Reply #813 on: August 26, 2016, 08:54:26 AM »
I have decided that it is not the heat.  It's the humidity humiliation that really bothers me!!   ;D
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« Reply #814 on: August 26, 2016, 10:34:51 AM »
MM, it was sure a hot one yesterday here. 105 heat index yesterday till we got rain.

It was one of those days that started falling apart from the start, but got better after spending $4500. DanG riding lawnmower died. Was trying to make the summer with it, but that didn't happen. :( Bought one of those "Bad Boy" zero turns. Why I didn't buy one years ago. Cut my mowing less then half the time. :o

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Re: HOT Today
« Reply #815 on: August 26, 2016, 09:22:51 PM »
95 degrees.  Hot , humid, and nasty.  Going to get worser this week.


Ahem...more worser, please use proper english so that we can understand the information that you're trying to relay!
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« Reply #816 on: August 26, 2016, 10:29:58 PM »
Mother nature gave us a head fake up here last week. Seemed like the heat was breaking, dropped from mid 90's to upper 80's. Calls for milling started pouring in... Back in the lower 90's now.  ::) Guess it'll be a while longer til things pick up.

Milled a small job today starting at 3pm, hottest part of the day. Just me and the client's son, a recently "retired" Marine. He mentioned that they drank so much water while in the service that he feels weird not drinking plenty of water all the time. Good advice!


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