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Rain! Wind!

Posted by beachplant 9b (beachplant@excite.com) on
Thu, Jul 27, 06 at 17:29

We had winds gusting up to 50mph the past couple of days thanks to that low. Also got around 5" of rain. I spent the better part of the morning trying to clear up the mess by the front gate. The poinciana tree had a HUGE branch broken off, this fell on the thevetia causing a huge branch to almost touch the ground. Growing in, on and through all of these are a passionflower and a butterfly vine. Of course it is all 6-12' up in the air. Got the polesaw but then the branches were stuck in the vines and wouldn't come down. Pulling on the mess caused the arch the butterfly vine is on to come up and over. FINALLY after 3 hours got a path cleared. There are still some limbs about 15' up that I can't reach tangled in the vines.
The pecan has some decent size branches hanging up in the air and the ground is covered with leaves.
Hackberry lost a few leaves and that was it. Damage really similar to what Rita left but the trees have more leaves this go round.
Now the wind has quit, the skeeters are horrible and it is hot and humid. Ah, summer!
Tally HO!


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RE: Rain! Wind!

Tally, you've had a day...days
I wish we could sent rain where it is needed instead of some having to go thru your kind of stuff, especially, the skeeters


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RE: Rain! Wind!

Sounds like 1991 for me. Had 90 MPH winds do a lot of tree damage, and got hit AGAIN just 2 weeks later.

Better than a tornado.....but still pretty big hassle.


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RE: Rain! Wind!

Tally, just thought I'd say that when you come to "swim" at my house - the winds stay south.
I am truly sorry about the mess - MN can play horrible tricks on us sometimes. I hope nothing was damaged permanently --- take care ----


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