Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tropical storm Fay


I am happy to report that my garden survived tropical storm Fay, except for my white plumeria bush.
As tropical storms go, Fay was not a big deal for us. We received around 6 inches of rain in two days and last night we had wind gust of 40 to 50 miles per hour. This morning we woke up with tornado warning, there were a couple reported but no property damage, thank god.
Tonight Fay is heading north thru the center of the state, dumping a lot of rain on Lake Okeechobee good news for our drought conditions. Fay is suppose to exit the state some where in the Daytona Beach area, gain strengths to category one hurricane and re-enter Florida around Jacksonville. That shows you that these storms are unpredictable and we always need to take them seriously.

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Glad you didn't get hit hard.

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty....Glad that you escaped the worst of Fay......Hope it stays that way....

Yolanda Elizabet said...

And I'm happy to read that you didn't get hit hard by Faye. I know you have been hit by hurricanes in the past and suffered quite a lot of damage so this is good news, Rusty!

Jeanette said...

Hi Rusty. Good news Pleased to see Faye passed through leaving little damage...

spookydragonfly said...

Glad to hear you came out o.k. from Fay.. You have many pretty flowers...I love the tropicals...always wanted a Banana tree...but, can't grow them in this climate. Enjoyed my visit!

Wicked Gardener said...

Hey Rusty!
As we speak, Fay is dumping a ton of rain on the garden. We have already lost a big branch that landed in the corner garden but fortunately no damage. I'll have post Fay pics this weekend.

lola said...

Hi Rusty. I thought Fay had left the building but she slipped back in this afternoon & dumped more water on us. Garden/yard so wet can't walk.
Glad you are ok & not too much damage.