Oklahoma Hurricane

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Buckguy20, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    So how is everyone surviving todays storms and flooding? Not every day we get a tropical depression in Oklahoma. Almost eighht inches of rain here. Some parts of the state had sustained 50 plus mph winds for over four hours. Weathermen basically said a tropical depresion reformed from remnanats of TD Erin.
    Flooding statewide, two dead and three missing.
    I hope my backyard chicken friends from Oklahoma are all safe and OK. Pray for our state as we recover. Also I hope no one had any livestock losses I lost my big beautiful Blue Andalusian in the storm. I think he must have been blown off his perch and then basically either drowned or died of hypothermia. Hope and pray everyone is well.
    Monty
     
  2. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Monty, Sorry to hear that about your bird [​IMG]
    We are finally getting some much needed rain here in SW MO. My birds weren't sure what to make of it? I have a couple of friends in Chickasha, hope things calm down for you all soon. Take care.
     
  3. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry bout your bird...i hate loosing my feather freinds..

    I'm lucky, i live way up on the hill over looking the town 15 miles away,its never flooded here.My rain collector was over 6" over flowing...dont think there was any bad flooding in town.I hope the bridges are still in place. :|
     
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  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    So sorry for your loss!

    Could ya'll blow that rain ya don't need to Tennessee? We are beyond parched here. I was reworking the compost pile today and we had about 40 rain drops by some freak accident.....[​IMG]

    Keeping those with too much rain in my prayers! [​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  5. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Eight inches of rain! That is just about a years worth of rain for Arizona.

    And about the lost bird, I suspect he will come home in time.

    Good Luck

    Rufus
     
  6. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Quote:The Chickasha area was hit very hard. Just west of there they got about ten inches of rain in a few hours. Five dead and many many rescued from vehicles and rooftops in the state. They showed the radar picture and it looked just like when they show a tropical depression or hurricane on radar. It had a clearly defined eye. Some parts of the state had sustained winds 50 to 80 mph for several hours straight. The weather people are calling it a metorlogical phenomenon.
    As for the rain, we have had a record year. After three years of drought, we are almost up to 50 inches for the year. Many area have had more than the "official" total.
    Last year, I think we had a littler around 20 inches for the year and a lot of that came in the fall and early winter after the growing season had passed.
    We had had like two straight weeks of near 100 or over 100 temps, then Saturday we got hammered by this huge storm.
    Glad to hear my fellow Okies are doing Ok. I hope those folks that need rain get some but not as much as we got, at least not all at once.
    Monty
     
  7. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the update Monty, I shot them an email it see if they made it through the storms ok. And I must say, WOW, about the weather.
     
  8. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Quote:There is a lot of flooding in the Chickahsa area. Also a lot of roads and bridges washed out. I hope all is well with your friends.
    Monty
     
  9. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Just checking with my fellow Oklahomans to see how high the water is in their areas. I know a lot of the rivers are cresting today. In Jones where Okiechick57 lives, the river was supposed to crest this morning. Some major flooding was expected. How is the river out by Tuttle? Hope all are well.
    Monty
     
  10. tlordon

    tlordon New Egg

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    weather everywhere has been on the frizt.. hmm..
     

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