A shout out from Florida ......

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A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Mon May 25, 2015 11:23 pm

.... to all of our Texas brothers! What on earth is goin on down there with all this flooding!! :shock:
My news sources say that the river rose around 26' in about an hour!! Wow.

What do y'all need? Is there anything we can do to help? Don't be shy. If we here in Florida can help we'll try to put something together ..... OK? Let us know.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby aggiejim » Tue May 26, 2015 1:55 am

we have about had it with all this rain houses flooding rivers out of the banks the best place to run a airboat today was down town Austin
They are gettin it even worse further north waco to north of dallas
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby MarshRider » Tue May 26, 2015 10:56 am

please let us know what we can do to help.
I keep looking at the list of affected counties as it grows.

YOu're in our thoughts and prayers
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Sat May 30, 2015 12:22 am

I read tonight that Anhauser-Busch (sp?) has suspended canning beer for the region where y'all live and is now canning drinking water to send. An image of the cans is available on the web. Help is on the way! :thumbleft:
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Gangreen » Sat May 30, 2015 7:43 am

Can you Texans send some of that water to Lake Kissimmee?

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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Chaseh » Sat May 30, 2015 4:29 pm

I wish we could. Yall should see my yard. .... haven't been able to mow in months. All the rivers are way flooded. .... but we still got out on the brazos memorial day weekend!

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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Brotherbob » Sat May 30, 2015 9:43 pm

We have had 22" of rain at my house in 30 days.
Good thing is the drought is broke , bad thing is ever'damn thing is flooded and its killed a bunch of folks.
Hell I'd be happy to just be able to run my boat but the river I run that's normally 2 ft deep is today 24 foot deep and rolling like thunder.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Sat May 30, 2015 9:49 pm

Brotherbob wrote:We have had 22" of rain at my house in 30 days.
Good thing is the drought is broke , bad thing is ever'damn thing is flooded and its killed a bunch of folks.
Hell I'd be happy to just be able to run my boat but the river I run that's normally 2 ft deep is today 24 foot deep and rolling like thunder.

BB, the offer stands ....... if there's anything we here in Florida can do for y'all let us know.
You boys have stepped up for us in the past big time. We're here askin, OK?
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby KC5AKB » Sun May 31, 2015 11:39 pm

Thanks For the Offer. Lots of Water in Texas and Ok
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Chaseh » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:30 pm

Since my texas boating trips look like they all getting cancelled, when's the best time to head to Florida and ride?

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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Scarecrow » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:32 am

Chaseh wrote:Since my texas boating trips look like they all getting cancelled, when's the best time to head to Florida and ride?

From now to Dec. 31. :thumbleft: :rebel:

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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Brotherbob » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:55 pm

We appreciate the thought Olf Art but its all good and getting better by the day. I put our river camp back together today and soon I'll bring n some equpiment to rebuild our air boat slide. Lots of Texan's lost homes and and families but we just have to clean up and do some dirt / rock work.
We saw a 25' rise in the Brazos river in a few days.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:12 am

Brotherbob wrote:We appreciate the thought Olf Art but its all good and getting better by the day. I put our river camp back together today and soon I'll bring n some equpiment to rebuild our air boat slide. Lots of Texan's lost homes and and families but we just have to clean up and do some dirt / rock work.
We saw a 25' rise in the Brazos river in a few days.

Ain't it interesting how y'all never hear from FEMA or Al Sharpton when you live in a Conservative State and it's a natural disaster? :scratch:
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Brotherbob » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:17 am

Olf Art wrote:
Brotherbob wrote:We appreciate the thought Olf Art but its all good and getting better by the day. I put our river camp back together today and soon I'll bring n some equpiment to rebuild our air boat slide. Lots of Texan's lost homes and and families but we just have to clean up and do some dirt / rock work.
We saw a 25' rise in the Brazos river in a few days.

Ain't it interesting how y'all never hear from FEMA or Al Sharpton when you live in a Conservative State and it's a natural disaster? :scratch:


Noticed that! Also just a bunch of neighbors helping each other without asking, makes my heart feel good.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby rbjscott » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:59 am

I was personnel not affected this time. Texans are resourceful lot!!! MY prayers for those affected..
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby FlatsFisher » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:01 am

To put it in context...I heard our weatherman say we've had enough rain to cover the state of Texas in 8" of water. And that was a couple weeks ago.

Prayers to all those effected, those still searching for the missing, and the volunteers that are helping with cleanup all across the state.

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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:29 pm

FlatsFisher wrote:To put it in context...I heard our weatherman say we've had enough rain to cover the state of Texas in 8" of water. And that was a couple weeks ago.

One inch of rain on one square mile is equal to 60 million gallons of water. :shock:
Little wonder the creeks and rivers rise after a heavy rain.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby aggiejim » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:52 am

colorado is great only 2 foot above normal but Chase u know that we ran all last weekend
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby FlatsFisher » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:35 pm

Olf Art wrote:One inch of rain on one square mile is equal to 60 million gallons of water. :shock:
Little wonder the creeks and rivers rise after a heavy rain.


128,918,400,000,000 gallons is a lota water...kinda like watching our national debt clock.

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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:54 pm

FlatsFisher wrote:128,918,400,000,000 gallons is a lota water...kinda like watching our national debt clock.

It sure is. What amazes me is that we as a Nation haven't yet learned to manage our rainfall. We let it run through gutters and downspouts, spill it into the street so it can flow to the nearest creek or river, and then pay some utility company to gather it up and pump it back to us! :scratch:

Bermuda is an island Nation. Every building there has a tile roof and oversized gutters and downspouts that dump into a cistern (storage tank) under the building. When it rains all of those storage tanks are designed to automatically purge themselves and fill before they overflow into the street. If every home in California had been designed that way they wouldn't have no stinkin water shortage right now because none of them would have been dependent on the few reservoirs that State has. JMO
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby rbjscott » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:59 pm

Olf Art , Just learned something. Pretty good plane.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:23 am

rbjscott wrote:Olf Art , Just learned something. Pretty good plane.

You can go to YouTube and see several setups folks have done, from private water reservoirs to a series of 55 gal. polyethylene drums ..... all designed to capture rainfall. It's a good read.
Without water nothing lives, neither plant nor beast. I had a next door neighbor back when I lived up in Kentucky that captured rainwater for his garden, and his plants always grew some of the finest tasting stuff you could imagine. He used a soaker hose down every row, all tied into 55 gal. drums up by his tool shed. If things got a little dry he'd open the faucets on the drums for an hour or so. Done deal.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:24 pm

Aw geez, BB ...... here y'all go again with this tropical storm system Bob. Sorry man. :roll:
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Brotherbob » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:20 am

I thought there would be NO way we could get more rain this summer! I mean this is Texas by God and its supposed to be 100+ deg and no rain in sight!
Just my luck I have 4 18 wheeler loads of rock and base at the top of my air boat slide/ramp to do repairs and equipment rented....river came up 12 ft over night!
I hope it passes and dont flood everyone but the lakes are full and so are the reservoirs so it can get ugly if it does not let up.
It takes a flood to break a drought but lord have mercy let the rain stop.
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Re: A shout out from Florida ......

Postby Olf Art » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:47 pm

Brotherbob wrote:I thought there would be NO way we could get more rain this summer! I mean this is Texas by God and its supposed to be 100+ deg and no rain in sight!
Just my luck I have 4 18 wheeler loads of rock and base at the top of my air boat slide/ramp to do repairs and equipment rented....river came up 12 ft over night!
I hope it passes and dont flood everyone but the lakes are full and so are the reservoirs so it can get ugly if it does not let up.
It takes a flood to break a drought but lord have mercy let the rain stop.
BB

I've been watching the water temps in the Atlantic and the Gulf. It's way too early in the season to have water temps as warm as they're showing right now, so me and my little squaw may be headed your way one of these days to duck a hurricane. :lol:
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