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Thread: Rain, Rain, Go Away

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    We are just living in the RAIN belt, I guess, and it just keeps coming, but this past Friday evening, July 7, we got about 4 inches in 2 hours, and about 5 miles south of us, they got 8 inches in that time frame. So, when I had to go to work on Saturday morning, I was in for a shocker. There was a stretch of road, where the water was gushing over it, running about 4 inches deep, and I had to drive through it. Maybe less than 1/8 mile, but it was long enough. By this evening, Sunday, the gushing over the road is gone, and so when I came over the area, I had to stop and take pictures of the damage that was done to the road. The south bound lane is now closed because of the damage. Very scary.

    This is part of the edge of the road that was washed out.
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    This is the water that is now gushing through the culvert. This will probably gush through here for a week or so.
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    I know how you feel... it felt like WE were in a rain belt this spring, as it rained just about every day. Rainiest spring since the weather service has been keeping records here.

    But now it's been several weeks with little or no rain. So when you're done with those rain clouds, please send 'em my way!

    :thumbup:

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    Please send it to So. Cal.

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    We could sure use it here in Texas!!!!

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    I live in north western North Dakota and we have had way too much rain this past few months. I don't understand why we have so much and those who need some go without. I got caught in the rain down south of New Town Friday and it wasn't a good thing either. Man, I could use a lot of susnshine right now. We got some today, but the forcast says rain every day this next week. They cancelled our State Fair, Thank God. I don't know what or where they thought they were going to put everyone besides still haveing flood problems, drinking water problems, 4100 homes almost demolished. I wonder just how many will be fit to live in when this is all over. My parents trailer is gone so old it is falling apart. My sister's is probably the same way. My daughter's home is being stripped of the sheetrock 4 feet from the floor on the main level. There is still water in the basement and I guess as fast as it is pumped out it comes back in and if the water is all pumped out they say the walls could cave in. What next? There must be reason for all the problems we are having--natural disasters all over, Someone is missing from most of the peoples lives that is sending us a message.

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    Please send somey way. It is so dry that everything is dying.

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    Sure wish I could. Our land is so saturated that it is all running off and down the hill to the Des Lacs Lake and then down the river to Minot, which is still under water in some parts of the town.

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    It is dry here in Texas no rain now for several weeks

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    Our roads are buckling and splitting from lack of rain-started June with 7 extra inches for the year and as of tonites 11pm news we are 12 inches short We have a 40% chance of storms tomorrow and IF it happens they won't last long enough to help the crops. Our corn crops are usually 3+ft tall by now but they're not even 1ft tall-- Hoping the weatherman is wrong and we get a super-soaker.

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    We need it here in Oklahoma. Having to feed cattle (no grass), no wheat crop, gardens aren't producing. Reservoirs are being depleated. We are getting desperate.

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    scary indeed. drive carefully

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    Please do be careful. Driving through water like that can be quite dangerous. Praying for you and for all those who need rain.

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    Please send it to my Mom & Dad in New Mexico no rain there since Dec. No rain at all for the whole year.

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    Please send it to my Mom & Dad in New Mexico no rain there since Dec. No rain at all for the whole year.

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    Hey, girls who say their getting tooo much rain! We in the South (I'm in NE Texas) we are praying for some. God's in control, tho....

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Send it to Western Oklahoma... we are in the worst drought since the Dust Bowl days in the 20s and 30s...

    crazy, huh!!

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    We definitely could use it here in Texas. Drought conditions everywhere.

    mltquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    We could sure use it here in Texas!!!!
    Amen to that, we're about to dry up and blow away here in the Panhandle

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    Sorry girls, sure wish I could help you by sending rain your way. I guess this is one way the Lord is telling us to change our ways or something. I know that our country wastes entirely too much food and the younger generation doesn't know how to plan or save or make do. Everything is I want it now. No matter whst the cost. I will pray that you will soon be blessed with some of this precious commodity that right now we have way too much of. The towns that flooded in Minot and surrounding area are starting to stink really bad, sewer lagoons were breached and the sewer systems blew out in parts of Minot and Burlington. Plus with all the manure from the farms up north makes for a very unsanitary and unhealthy thing to try to clean up. And the water is not receding as fast as they thought it would.

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