Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hurricane Ida

A late season hurricane formed down in Central America and headed north, right towards our area.
We've been watching the forecast the past few days, and it had been predicted to weaken due to some shearing winds. That was certainly a relief for us.

It made landfall as a tropical storm, on Dauphin Island, Alabama. This is very near the western Florida panhandle. It's predicted to turn and head east and right towards us. We are currently getting some pretty good rain and more is predicted all day. The tornado threat is minimal, thank goodness. The storm appears to be falling apart as it is now downgraded to a tropical depression.
The gutters are leaking and water is dripping/running right by the house. Not a good thing. I though we had them all taken care of, but I guess not. It's a constant battle at this house to keep the gutters cleaned, up and working properly. We never had such a problem in our Tampa house but we have a lot of trees with a lot of leaves. Al worked on revamping the gutters yesterday but he didn't get up on the house and clean them off. I guess that was a mistake.

The grass is nice and green and with this rain will continue to grow.  Al got the pasture area (about 5 acres) mowed again for the last time of the season.  It only gets mowed about  4-5 times a year.




So far only about 1/2 inch of rain.


Margie M. said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely photos of your garden. I don't envy you the gutter cleaning and leaf pick up. Whew! We had 6 years of that in a house up here in WA state. I was glad when we sold it. Georgia living sure looks nice, though.