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Paul J Corney

It can happen anywhere!

Post by Paul J Corney » Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:06 pm

As we are Tobago regulars in Q1 of the year we sought an alternative for the Q3 holiday and booked Orlando in September. To cut a long story short we were due to fly on Saturday 4th and due to Frances (and possibly Ivan) diverted to California thinking that would be well out of the reaches of the Autumn tropical storm reach and spent a very pleasant blisteringly hot 10 days in Palm Springs.

However on Saturday 11th, Palm Springs (or to be more specific La Quinta) was hit by the most amazing electrical storm, high windes and hail and rain which caused severe localised flooding and brought down trees - some of the desert golf courses were flooded for two days. All that was missing were flying toads! This was the first time it had happened in La Qunita (which is perilously close to the San Andreas fault) and a good illustration of the impact of global climate change.

Congratulations to Julie C for her Hurricane Experiences post - it was very vivid - roll on February and our return to Tobago.

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