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I hope everyone involved got thru the storms...

Posted by dragonflydee Z8AL (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 30, 14 at 10:20

We returned from Wetumpka,Al Tuesday morning after spending
6 days in the RV park on the Coosa & Tallapoosa river junction.

I saw butterflies in the park( mainly Red-spotted purples),and
Some wildflowers.

Since I read other BGs did it I took my butterfly garden new
Plantings with me in their containers so I could water them.
I also carried water in gallon jugs to keep them hydrated
As these plants are not used to chlorine.

The plants returned home in good shape, and
Taking them on the trip was less trouble than
I thought it would be.

Monday night the storm cell moved across us(in the park).
We were set up close to the river bank side which has
Lots of large shade trees.Everyone went to bed on the
Watch,and the park hosts(who live in the park in their
RV' s)were going to monitor the storm cells.

Abt 2 o'clock in the morning after lots of lightning and
Rain we heard them pounding on our door to get us
Up to leave our RV and run or drive to the designated
Shelter.I went in my pajamas,sandals,and a terry cloth
Robe,grabbing a couch throw as I left.
My husband put on his jeans,took his wallet,keys,
And a shirt; we ran out in the rain to the truck.

I think almost everyone was there(at the shelter)
Soon,and we all sat around talking,some of us
Pretty damp.We stayed there abt an hour
And we were lucky as the tornado showed
Up on radar but never touched the ground.

If other shelter is available I would never stay
In a RV under a tornado warning.

DD


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RE: I hope everyone involved got thru the storms...

Whew! That was scary! I'm so glad the tornado never touched ground!

We were lucky here, no tornadoes, just rain. I got just under 3" the first day and 1" yesterday, not flooding amounts. I heard that in Pensacola, they got 15" or more! I think that's true, because every time I looked at the radar, I noticed big yellows and reds over that way.

We lucked out, and, after the Christmas day, 2012 tornado that went just north of my house, and the Hattiesburg tornado that went just north of my mother's house, I'm thankful to be spared!

'Sounds like you didn't have much fun at the RV Park, but at least you saw a few butterflies.

Sherry


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RE: I hope everyone involved got thru the storms...

My heart goes out to the people in my childhood state of Florida, who have been ravaged by flooding in recent days. I also feel for the people in Mississippi and Arkansas who have been ravaged by tornadoes. I guess I have no reason to complain about a little rain up here :/
And it's still snowing in Minnesota!!
I seem to be in the safe zone, for now. This weekend and next week are supposed to be nice, and I hope to see some flutterby activity by then.

John


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RE: I hope everyone involved got thru the storms...

Here in Northern VA, it has been raining since yesterday and will continue today and tonight. Many streets are flooding. I've been trenching to keep the water flowing out to the street. I keep thinking about areas that are still having drought and wish that they could have some of this water.

I went out to change the hummingbird feeder and told the hummer I was bringing warm nectar. He immediately came to get a drink. Absolutely no butterflies are out with this cold, damp weather.


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