>> "If we get 4 to 8 inches of rain in a 12-hour window, that would create a
>> significant event for us in terms of flooding," he said. "The winds, if
>> are 40 to 50 (mph) sustained and 60 and up gusts, that's going to create
>> (problems) for us also."
>> Bruce Butscher, public works director, said the department will have
>> sandbags - all the city has in stock - ready to go and is finding sources
>> for more.
>> "Drainage crews will be cleaning culverts and cleaning drains," he said.
>> going to set up for 72 hours of continuous operation. We're going to make
>> sure everything has gas in it."
> Oh I is ready fer it. I gots my Steeple Jack Gear all checked out, got
> me set of bolt cutters to handle the locks on the safety fence around
> this tower whut sit in my back yard:
> Checked out my bosen's chair, rope catapult and crappling hook, got
> plenty beef jerky packed and checked out them pancho yew sent me and all
> ready to go out and do like Forest Gump's Legless Lt. Buddy, and I gonna
> hoist my ass to top of thet tower like he did thet mast on them shrimp
> boat and set there all night and shake my fist in gawds face and cuss em
> 'nd dare em to tew git me 'till it all blows over. Either gonna meet
> my maker or make peace wi em one. ;-)
> It purty quiet 'round here today and I don't see much them emergency
> preparations a going on, other than "Old Maintenance Man" emptying trash
> cans 'nd stashing em, folding umbrellas 'round pool, and stacking and
> tying down them damn chairs that likes to move into the swimming hole
> every time we git a blow of some sort.
> Ironsides mike fiddling wi he convertable top fer he mobility chair and
> running the storm flag up he radio antenna on back of it unner the
> squirrel tail and rebel flag. ;-)
> I checked fer any holes in my lil inflatable back pack boat in case I
> gotta cross damn creek on way to Dr. appointment tomorrow afternoon.
> We be OK. Parking lot already starting to fill up with early arriving
> refugees to Motel Rooms they already reserved. Prolly be party 'nd BBQ
> time all weekend out on courtyard. ;-)