Hurricanes not only problem
Meanwhile in some western areas of the nation, forest fires are threatening thousands of homes because of drying conditions and lack of rainfalls to drown the flames. It all goes to show you how fickle the weather can be from Maine to California.
Meanwhile,shipping has stopped on parts of our Mississippi River because the lack of rain has diminished the flow of water to the point of not providing enough support for the vessels.
But this has had one good effect. It has diminished the amount of fertilizer floating from farms in the midwest into the Gulf that provides dead zones by depriving our commercial fisheries of life-giving oxygen they need to grow fish.
And we never know what will happen next week or next month. We’re well into hurricane season and we haven’t had one disturbing bump yet. But who knows that Katrina Two won’t be coming up from the Gulf in September or October to bathe our streets and flood our homes.
If we had our druthers, we would settle for the same ole, same ole weather month after month and year after year where we wouldn’t have to guess what will happen next.. Of course we would have to get enough rain to irrigate the plant life so we can get our exercise by pruning them, picking their products and pulling the weeds. It may be boring but we can get our excitement by going to a flicker without worrying about what’s going on outside.
So far, no hurricanes have come our way this year, only rainfall after rainfall. And the so-called drought that pesters the nation.
If we continue this way, Louisiana could adapt to it with our historic record of being one of the rainiest states in the country. And we are used to keeping our umbrellas handy.
But we would like the weather in the rest of the nation to join in and keep the Mississippi plentiful and flowing. That is what it is supposed to do without the fertilizer in it. We can settle the latter part after we get everything else in place.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
St. Charles Parish residents with barns, warehouses or buildings full of odd,...
A justice of the peace candidate might face censure, or worse, pending a ruling...
Nearly 30 hazardous trees were removed from Luling’s Rathborne Park in September,...
With Hahnville trailing Haughton 14-13 late in the fourth quarter, linebacker...
A political drama produced by George Clooney and starring Sandra Bullock and Billy...
Momentive Specialty Chemicals will build a new production facility in Luling while...
Providing high quality printing of wedding, social, and business cards and announcements. We also carry unique gifts, housewares and accessories for all occasions! We have pre-print or custom stationery, programs, napkins and second line handkerchiefs.
Triangle Food Store set to reopen following liquid marijuana bust - 557 views
The Triangle Food Store at the intersection of Paul Maillard and River roads in Luling will reopen soon under the name Luling Discount. The store closed two months ago following the arrests of the former owner and manager for selling liquid marijuana.