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  1. #1 How wet has your summer been??? 
    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
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    We have had a soaking wet summer down here in SW Florida!! We just got
    an inch and a half this morning!! Soaking tropical down pours that have left our
    backyard under water!!! More coming I believe.

    If we get a late Tropical storm or hurricane there is going to be MAJOR flooding.

    We have to be close or over (at my house) a foot of rain in month. It is the rainy season
    so this is no surprise but the last few summers have not been like this.

    How about where you live??
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    May the FORCE be with you!
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    -10" for the year
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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    Half a month's rain in the daylight today and still more coming down after dark!
    Flooded cars that probably belong to DUers too dumb to turn around sitting all over downtown Houston.
    Bar ditch was running 6" deep above my drive and a foot deep on the downslope side.
    Inch an hour and more in the heaviest areas.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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    Relatively dry summer, per usual. Very wet spring though. Seemed to want to make up for last years drought. Had a fair amount of rain this past week, which I'm glad for. Was getting hot, though now my allergies are going nuts.
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    Yikes!!! More flooding rain here!

    I'm sure by morning we will have over 3 inches of rain and
    we aren't getting the worst.

    We have friends down in Cape Coral that are REALLY
    getting slammed tonight with the training t-storms coming
    in off the Gulf. They could see over 6 inches today, some
    places even more.

    We were really thinking of maybe moving down to Cape Coral,
    canal lots and home packages are still in reach. But they
    have a lot of flooded out roads today and you basically
    just get stuck.

    It's a good thing I talked SLW out of that idea... (She's gonna kill me....)
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    I was wrong, we didn't have 3 inches this morning. We had 4!

    More coming...
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    We caught up for the month but still behind 10" for the year and 30" for the 4 years we've lived here.

    It will take 50-60 years to get the wooded areas back and by then they will all be bulldozed flat.
    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
    Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.
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    It rained all day and then turned cold, in fact it was so cold I saw two moths warming their hands over the burning body of a fallen comrade in the bug zapper.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Yikes!!! More flooding rain here!

    I'm sure by morning we will have over 3 inches of rain and
    we aren't getting the worst.

    We have friends down in Cape Coral that are REALLY
    getting slammed tonight with the training t-storms coming
    in off the Gulf. They could see over 6 inches today, some
    places even more.

    We were really thinking of maybe moving down to Cape Coral,
    canal lots and home packages are still in reach. But they
    have a lot of flooded out roads today and you basically
    just get stuck.

    It's a good thing I talked SLW out of that idea... (She's gonna kill me
    ....)
    Just the facts, SR, stick with the facts.

    SR has been campaigning to move to Cape Coral, aided by the nice lady who has the greyhound group in Cape Coral/Ft Myers area where we got Bella. She keeps sending me emails asking when we're going to move there. I keep saying that we've only lived here 3 years and not in the mood to pack again.

    Then along comes the great flood insurance threat. Seems the lovely government plans to dramatically raise flood insurance rates. I'm talking possibly 400-500%. It will be a catastrophe to folks owning (especially those trying to sell) waterfront properties, or close to the water.

    Luckily our place is almost exactly 2 1/2 miles from Siesta Beach. It would be lovely to live on one of those barrier islands, but now even more costly than ever.

    Sooo, SR has grudgingly admitted that perhaps this Midwestern conservative just might be right, at least this time.
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