What's the worse storm you got caught in?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by LawnSharks, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yesterday, we got caught in probably the worse storm ever. It came up in seconds, not minutes. Torrential rainfall, high winds, hail the size of quarters. It was so bad that when I got to the shop I actually checked the mowers for hail damage. Luckily, no damage, just soaked!

    What's the worse storm you ever got caught in?
  2. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    75 knot winds and 20 foot seas, 40 miles offshore, alone in 22 foot sailboat.

    That was fun!

    And Hurricane Charlie at my house, also another pleasant day....
  3. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
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    Got caught in a hurricane once. I was in a foreign country, just thought it was a bad storm, we were still out and about. Finally someone said to us, "Hey, this is a hurricane, go home." By the time we got back, I kid you not, we had to crawl on the ground, even hunched over you couldn't walk into the wind.
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Well it wasnt real bad, but I got halfway through my customers lawn and it started raining hard...grass clumps everywhere...I had to double cut and blow the entire lawn with BR600. What a mess!
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,624

    Where u been hiding? Hope your doing well.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    I been hanging out over at the lighting forum...had to get away from you blue collars for a few!!:rolleyes:

    Monday I purchased a pickup truck load of foundation plants 12, 3 gallon Indian Hawthorne's, 10 loropetalums and a 2"-3" maple tree (15 gallon)...I got all the Hawthorne in the ground on Monday and have been stuck digging in concrete in the rear lawn transplanting what was in the front...I have been a busy man!!
  7. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    Ever drive home in a true Hurricane? That is fun in a van. And for the record, Hurricane Andrew, Katrina, Wilma, Betsy, Rita, .... and several typhoons.
  8. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,167

    Halloween blizard of '91 doing a fall clean-up. BIG snowballs fell out when I went to empty the bagger!!!
  9. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    About a month ago when I was caught in a hailstorm on my way home from a mowing account-thank God for the truck bay at the carwash!
  10. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Kind of off topic but I am SURE that once when you were bashing katrina victims you said you go up to your cabin in GA. People are so funny.......

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