Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Well it is about time, I think Tropical Storm Fay has decided to calm down. It has been raining for a whole day now. My yard is flooded, my whole county is underwater. I tried to go to the store earlier and pulled up to an intersection around the corner from my house and there was water higher than ever blanketing the entire intersection and a full block radius. There was a newer model Mustang car that attempted to cross and he found himself stuck in the middle of the intersection buried with water up to the bottom of his windows. There were also a couple of small trucks stuck out there too. I had to seek out an alternative route.

While on my little venture to the store I noticed a few trees that had been blown over by the wind and lots of garbage cans everywhere. It was difficult to travel around in a car, every corner was flooded and there was debris all over. I would say from my experience in the last Hurricanes that Tropical Fay did her thing. I did not expect to see as much damage as I did. Personally I didn't think it was bad at all here in Fort Pierce Florida. We had lots of rain and lots of wind but the wind was not very strong,I just thought that it lasted forever. All in all, we needed the water, it may be enough to lift all the bans.

Tropical Storm Fay is dying out but is soon to hit water again and may become a boomerang storm which could mean trouble for the north eastern coastline. No one is sure yet exactly what Fay will do but with any luck everyone is preparing themselves for the storm. I wish everyone good luck.

Here are some pictures I took from my yard during Tropical Storm Fay.

This one is my little Mangoes hanging on for dear life.

The following 2 pictures are of my neighbors Papaya Trees that went down in the winds.

This is a picture of my pond area.

Here is my baby Pandanas utilis or Screw Pine getting flooded.

Here is a picture of my back yard starting to flood. It is about 8 inches deep in this picture.

These are my neighbors Palm Trees swaying in the wind.

Here is another picture of my back yard starting to flood. Oh boy!

I hope you enjoyed reading my post on Tropical Storm Fay. Stay tuned for tomorrows post on the Damage Toll of Tropical Storm Fay in Fort Pierce Florida.


Julia said...

Holy crap! Glad you and your family are all safe and (relatively) dry, and I hope your garden recovers from this.

Lucy Corrander said...

I do hope things work out well. It sounds dreadful at present.

I've been meaning to say how much I like your striking new header. It seems trivial to say in your current context but I may leave it too long if I don't take this opportunity.

All the best.

Lucy Corrander
This is a really important issue.

I understand that the production of palm oil is causing parallel problems.

It's really boring to note that moderation appears to be the answer to most of these problems. Get carried away with a good idea and things go wrong.

Diversity in everything is, perhaps, the answer?

Lucy Corrander

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are safe and sound. I hope your garden survives the flooding. But I hope that Fay fizzles out and doesn't head up the east coast. Hurricane Season is upon us and my area usually sees the worst during late August -September.

Steamboat said...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing your experience. A personal voice helps us that aren't living through it understand what's going on.


lola said...

Glad you are ok. Sorry your garden had to get so wet. Mine will be after tomorrow as Faye is supposed to go right over us. Don't mind the rain too much just hope there is not a lot of strong winds. I have a large oak in my back yard that worries me as it is double trunked. Overcast at present, no rain. A shower earlier.
Hope your garden dries out soon.

rusty in miami said...

You are getting the worst of Fay, we got about 6 inches of rain and some wind here in Miami, not too bad. Stay safe and I hope your garden recovers soon.

Balisha said...

I was thinking about you and wondered how the storm would affect your garden. Glad you are safe...now for the cleanup.

spookydragonfly said...

Hope Fay isn't too tough on you, your neighbors and your gardens. We were hoping for a little rain this weekend as a result of Fay. We are bone dry here....after seeing these photos...I have no right to complain...Be safe and good-luck. My thoughts are with you.

Lets Plant said...

Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts. It means alot to me to know that there are still people out there that care. We made through Fay on top. Have a great day.