Adeniums forum: Typhoon Dolphin is bearing down on Guam.

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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 14, 2015 8:39 AM CST
Oh dear, the discussion was under another title.

Lot of work, getting ready for such wind. Let's all say a little prayer, "Go on by, don't hit any land, you Typhoon Dolphin.

http://www.weather.com/storms/typhoon/news/typhoon-dolphin-t...
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 14, 2015 9:03 AM CST
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Name: Kim
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klc
May 14, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Praying for safety to all in it's path. Hope there isn't much destruction. I've been through a couple hurricanes on the east coast of Florida... not fun!!

I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
May 14, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Aha, it's BabyK who lives there. She posted about it yesterday. Bet she's busy now!
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 14, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Hope BabyK's area is okay. Group hug

Name: KadieD
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May 14, 2015 1:22 PM CST
Only now starting to rain a bit--not very forceful winds yet--supposed to happen in about 5 hours. Forecast now saying Typhoon Dolphin will pass northwest of us. But there is no certainty about these things. Whistling We sunk rebars and wired around the corn stalks. This may very well be the "before" photo.
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Moved these two and more than a dozen others into the house. Sighing!
-Kadie
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 14, 2015 1:31 PM CST
Is your area a bit higher Kadie or in a slope..does it flood in you area??
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 14, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Keeping you in our thoughts, Kadie Group hug
Name: KadieD
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May 14, 2015 2:07 PM CST
tarev said:Is your area a bit higher Kadie or in a slope..does it flood in you area??

We're not far from the high cliff line on northeast side--our land slopes a little toward southwest so no flooding. Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 14, 2015 2:13 PM CST
That's good to know! Stay safe Group hug
Name: KadieD
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May 14, 2015 2:37 PM CST
Thank You! Melissa, Hetty, Kim, Tarev for your kind and caring concern. Group hug
Will be hanging around ATP a lot for awhile and looking out the door often to see what's happening. Hopefully power outages won't happen so I can keep in touch with the rest of the world. Whistling
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
May 14, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Got cabin fever already. Glare Here's photo's taken yesterday of some tall DR seedlings.
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Two of them have flower buds
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
May 14, 2015 7:00 PM CST
We're looking forward to the blooms. Stay safe. Group hug
Name: Rick
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RCanada
May 14, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Keep yourselves safe, Kadie. Your plants can be replaced or rejuvenated if need be.
I am hoping that for all of you that it passes with little damage.
Rick
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 14, 2015 8:46 PM CST
I always tell my friends/family in Manila to stay safe when a typhoon is bearing down there. Reminding them to stock up on food and batteries..sometimes, it is the reverse, after the typhoon is gone, then the mountains and slopes continue on with excess water flow..so flash floods still occur even when typhoon is gone. Rivers are still running high. Especially when it is a series of typhoons coming..jippers, sometimes I wonder how we survive there year to year averaging 22 typhoons. Plus the cities are terribly congested too..so really nowhere to go but hunker down and bear it..clean-up and endure waist deep floods if it won't drain right away. The ones that occur from Sept to early November is usually the strongest ones. Sad thing too, the intensity of the typhoons are different now, compared to the time we used to live there. At this time of the year, it is a welcome relief from the intense humid summer heat. Smiling

What is the average number of typhoons you get there Kadie?
Name: KadieD
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May 14, 2015 9:29 PM CST
I'm not sure--according to the link Melissa provided (thanks M.), many form around us but direct hits are more rare. Most of the time they pass us by, throwing us some rains and minor wind gusts, and go on to the East: Philippines, Japan, etc. I know for sure these weather conditions at this time of year is extremely unusual.
According to updated reports now, the eye of the storm is headed for another island north of us. However, we're getting very, very, strong winds and gusts. I expect the electrical power to go out at anytime now. Grumbling
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/images/guam/frTrack2.jpg
http://www.weather.com/storms/typhoon/news/typhoon-dolphin-t...
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 14, 2015 10:02 PM CST
Uh-oh! Strong winds always scary! Oh nice that the typhoons skirts your area often...Phil is like the catch basin for it, a lot!!! So far this Dolphin is predicted to skirt away Phil this time and may instead head to Japan. But typhoons are really quirky. Right now if Dolphin manages to head to Phil, it will be the 5th one..so hopefully it decides to go elsewhere.

I have never been to Guam per se..just a stop over at times when our plane gets to pick up more passengers heading to the Philippines. Either stop in Guam or Honolulu or if lucky a straight non-stop flight. Terrible jet lag!
Name: KadieD
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May 14, 2015 11:57 PM CST
Still hanging on to the coconut tree! Sticking tongue out The worst supposed to be over in 2 hours, but will get lots of rain through the night. So far still have power. tongue_smilie:
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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coconut
May 15, 2015 11:21 AM CST
Hi, Kadie, so you got a direct hit. Bummer. Been there myself too many times.

Let's see the poor corn!
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
May 15, 2015 1:08 PM CST
She hasn't posted since very early this morning, so she may have lost power. If so, I hope that she is OK and gets power soon. These storms can be so tragically devastating. Sighing!

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