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got home from Orlando on Monday.  House ok.  wish I could say same for others.  Power restored at 0300 last night.  back to crunching.  Got very lucky on this one.  

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robl wrote:got home from

robl wrote:
got home from Orlando on Monday.  House ok.  wish I could say same for others.  Power restored at 0300 last night.  back to crunching.  Got very lucky on this one.  

Yup seems lots of people did!! Glad you are back home and safe and crunching again!!

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 Glad you are back home and

 Glad you are back home and safe and crunching again!!

Good news indeed! :-)

 

For reasons other than weather, I am still some 5 days away from returning to home and family. It cannot come soon enough. Crunching will follow in third. ;-)

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Sir Rodney Ffing

Sir Rodney Ffing wrote:
 Glad you are back home and safe and crunching again!! 

Good news indeed! :-)

 

For reasons other than weather, I am still some 5 days away from returning to home and family. It cannot come soon enough. Crunching will follow in third. ;-)

WOO HOO on the going home and returning to crunching part!! I hope you are having fun on your trip too though!!

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So glad you're okay and

So glad you're okay and things are getting back to normal, robl. Hope that those not so lucky are soon able to say the same.

 

Wishing safe trips home or away to all those finding themselves travelling. My daughter will be returning to Spain from China in the next few days. It's still not home home obviously, but it's a lot nearer to it :)

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anniet wrote:So glad you're

anniet wrote:
So glad you're okay and things are getting back to normal, robl. Hope that those not so lucky are soon able to say the same.

anniet, thanks.  It could have been a great deal worse.  Just want to get through this hurricane season.  There are two more at present off the coast of Africa starting their trek.  One is predicted to die a slow death in the Atlantic after turning north but the other "might" follow Irmas's path but it is a bit too early for an accurate path.  

What is interesting is that many of the trees appear to be water deprived after Irma passed through.  It is as though the high winds caused severe dehydration.  This is not something I had noticed in previous storms of this intensity. 

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9 inches of rain today on the

9 inches of rain today on the coast near melbourne, florida.  Still raining.  29 miles to the west is orlando.  Their rainfall total for this day:  1/2 inch.  Go figure.  They have requested that we curtail laundry, and "other" bathroom functions less we risk the sewers backing up.  We count on lift stations the keep the sewerage moving because it is so flat here.  Loss of power with all of this rain could make things quite interesting.  It has been unusual weather this year and they are predicting a warmer then usual winter.  I am so looking forward to having the A/C cycle off but with this winter's prediction who knows.

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What is interesting is that

What is interesting is that many of the trees appear to be water deprived after Irma passed through.  It is as though the high winds caused severe dehydration.  This is not something I had noticed in previous storms of this intensity.

 

That IS interesting. Poor things :/ Could this be partly why?

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Strong winds cause trees to sway, pulling and stretching their roots. The movement disrupts root-soil contact, decreasing water absorption and increasing the severity of water stress in trees. The leaf biomass of 12 different western conifers was found to be reduced by as much as 36% by occasional wind storms. Although major canopy damage of this magnitude appears to occur only at 9 to 16 year intervals, such damage obviously affects growth and adds an additional measure of uncertainty to forest productivity estimates. 

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Quote:anniet wrote:  

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anniet wrote:
 
snippeted from here
Thanks for the link.  An interesting read.
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a note:  hurricane "season"

a note:  hurricane "season" officially ends on Nov 30, 2017.  On this day I will remove the shutters from the house and stop living like a neanderthal.  of course the official date and "mother nature" might not be in agreement.  

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