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local weather said hurricane zeta will be coming ashore in New Orleans area and making bee line up the spline of the smokies and we could get 40-60 mph winds and 4-6 inches of rain tomorrow.
 
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Where are you?
 
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about an hour  NE from Knoxville, and about 50 or 60 or so miles west of Appalachian trail
 
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hurricane "zeta", does this mean there have been 26 already this season?
 
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bruce Fine wrote:about an hour  NE from Knoxville, and about 50 or 60 or so miles west of Appalachian trail



Hold on tight, get everything outside anchored as best you can, and stay safe, Bruce.
 
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While that is a full years worth of rain in a single day here that wind would be nothing.  We do 40 to 60 every few weeks much of the year here in WY.  Sometimes we do that much wind for days at a time.  Now if we ever got that much rain for days on end there are creeks that would be white water rapids miles wide.
 
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I hear you bruce! We had enough trouble trying to cope with several days of heavy rain this fall, and they were each a day apart. (For the techies, over 5 days we got 13.8 mm, 2.9 mm, 19.9 mm, 0.3 mm and 21.8 mm = 58.7 mm. The ducks were happy, the chickens not so much!)

It's not so much if you're used to coping with it, but it can cause flash floods and wet basements if the area isn't. However even if the storm is well beyond normal, permaculture has a lot of solutions that can help you with observing what happens during this storm and make helpful plans to cope with the next one. Storms have been getting bigger and more frequent, so I not only hope you come through without major calamity, I hope you look for ideas of how to make it safer the next time.

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