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Offline renfairephotog

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Re: Flooding closes faire for sat
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2010, 09:55:05 PM »
Oh man, two years in a row. Need some stimulus money to build a dike or a wall or something. Good luck to everyone!

Bit of perspective last year was the wettest May on record...We've broke that record in just the first 2 days of the month.
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Re: Flooding closes faire for sat and SUNDAY MAY 1-2
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2010, 08:29:28 PM »
I spent several hours on site this afternoon, cleaning up, and everything looks very good, considering.  I think the storms we had last year did us a favor by bringing down a lot of deadwood.  Either the grounds crew was very efficient, getting the place cleaned up by noon today, or there really weren't a lot of downed branches and trees as a result of the storm.  Even the jousting field, that sometime lake, was almost clear of water.  I saw no downed or damaged tents.  Apart from the mud, and a little bit of standing water, you'd never know there'd been a major storm.  The shops on the upper lane pretty much all had rivers running through them at some point; my tent stakes, which were originally almost flush with the ground, were projecting in the stream's path by about 10".  And the tent had not budged!  Yay, Panther!  Now it's just a question of airing out.  What is it about floods that make things instantly smell like mildew? 

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Re: Flooding closes faire for sat and SUNDAY MAY 1-2
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2010, 11:23:09 PM »
Thanks for the update. It's good to hear the grounds weren't hurt. I worried about those staying at the campgrounds.
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Re: Flooding closes faire for sat and SUNDAY MAY 1-2
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2010, 07:46:45 AM »
Many thanks for the update, we're planning on doing damage assessment later on today.  It's nice to know that it didn't all wash into the patron parking lot!
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Re: Flooding closes faire for sat and SUNDAY MAY 1-2
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2010, 11:51:25 PM »
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122796547737476&v=wall

This is a group that will allow people to lend a hand to their neighbors that's been affected by the May Flood in Nashville TN
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