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Severe Weather Check-In September – October 2018

Our area was hit with severe thunderstorms and flash flooding yesterday. There were over 25 swift water rescues and unfortunately two people died. 

We have more rain/thunderstorms coming this afternoon. 

How is everyone else doing?

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  • Amber Says Shine

    Here in L.A., I'm hoping our 100°+ days are over. There are still several fires burning that are adding to air pollution issues. October tends to be the start of our "Santa Ana Winds" so allergy symptoms will probably increase then. Here's to weathering whatever storms come our way!

  • Melissa G

    Yikes Amber! those are some pretty hot days! How are you handling the heat and air pollution issues right now?

  • Amber Says Shine

    It's been rough. I had some flare-ups and my allergist added Spiriva Respimat plus Ipratropium nasal spray to my asthma meds cocktail. That has helped immensely. I've found that taking albuterol, then Spiriva, then Advair is a good combo for halting my coughing and wheezing. I just did 30 minutes of yard work with no symptoms! (It's quite cool today, so that was doable, lol!).

  • Melissa G

    That is great you were able to get some yard work today!! So happy that your medication cocktail is working! 

  • Marie E Natzke

    Last week it cooled off now we're back into high heat and humidity we've had about 4 inches of rain since Thursday expecting more rain storms tonight and tomorrow. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Thanks for starting this month's severe weather thread, Melissa! I really hate that you had all that flooding and that two people lost their lives because of it.

    Amber, ugh on the triple digits, the fires and the coming Santa Ana winds! So glad you've got a handle on things right now.

    Marie, your weather sounds hot, sticky and muggy — not a good mix for my lungs. I hope your storms are not very bad.

    I was watching the weather this AM — Tropical Storm Gordon will miss us, but I hate that it seems to be heading to places that have already seen a lot of damage. And I hear that there may be more tropical activity following Gordon. Guess this hurricane season is gonna go out with a bang.

  • Kathy P

    AAFA has a – how to prepare before and clean up after.

    I've been watching the storm track closely since my sis is currently on the gulf side of FL.

  • Melissa G

    Yikes Kathy! I hope your sister stays safe! 

    A report came out today that a total of 10 people lost their lives in our county over weekend due to the storm we had on Friday. So very sad and heartbreaking. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Oh, my goodness, Kathy, I do hope your sister and her family are safe with no problems or issues. 

    WeatherUnderground says :

    Some 3” to 6” of rain fell across coastal Alabama and the far western Florida panhandle as Gordon approached, and localized totals could end up topping 12” before the storm departs. This is just the beginning of Gordon’s watery siege, though. Widespread 4” – 8” rains, with a few higher totals, are expected along a swath roughly 50 – 100 miles wide as Gordon heads northwest.

    And that IS sad, Melissa. That's a lot to lose in one county — had to be a really severe storm.

    I'm keeping an eye out for . Despite the forecasters thinking she would weaken, she's developed into a Category Three hurricane. And she has the East Coast in her sights. I'm hoping she'll turn north into the middle of the ocean and fade away. She can take the other tropical activity with her!

  • Melissa G

    We are due for more rain unfortunately, I am hoping it is just some light showers. We have another heat advisory today. So hot and humid. Then on Saturday a high of 67! I want it cooler but not that much of a drop so suddenly.