Thursday, March 10, 2016

Emergency Weather Update #BFTBNETWoofWeather

BFTB Weather set with severe weather alert notice
We are interrupting our regularly scheduled post to bring you this EMERGENCY WEATHER UPDATE. Let’s go live to our news crew out and about in the 
BFTB News Boat.
House with flooded yard and the BFTB Weather team in a boat reporting
Original photo courtesy of J. Miller
Bentley: “As reported by our ace Weather Lab Paisley on Monday’s BFTB NETWoof News, the Bayou has been inundated with rainfall. Flash flood warnings remain in effect at this time. If you don’t have to leave your home, we suggest that you stay indoors. It was pretty bad last night, but thanks to Dr. Harvey’s Relax, I remained calm.”
Pierre: “Paisley, you really nailed this forecast. How bad has it been and are we in the clear, yet?”
Paisley: “Thank you, Pierre. We are currently in front of my aunt’s home and as you can tell, the water is very deep. They have evacuated to higher ground. A number of the subdivisions in Bossier parish have been given mandatory evacuation orders.”
BFTB News/Weather team reporting in flooded Bossier parish in boat
Original photo courtesy of Bossier Parish Sheriff Dept. Facebook
Paisley: “Scenes like this are common in the area. Many creeks and streams have left their banks due to extremely heavy rainfall. In the last 24 hours, we have seen rain totals from 6” to 20”. Some homes are completely under water and many roads are impassable. Schools in the area have been cancelled for the second day.”
Bentley: “We would like to remind everyone not to play in the swollen rivers and streams. It might look like fun, but it can turn deadly in seconds. Three deaths have been reported due to cars being washed off the roadways. Don’t drown…turn around!
Pierre: “I don’t mean to sound shallow, but I am glad that I rescheduled my grooming appointment. This weather would wreak havoc with a new hairdo.”
Original photo courtesy of Bossier Parish Sherif Dept. Facebook
Paisley: “Not only would the weather make your puffy hair un~puffy, but the road to your PetSmart Grooming Salon is flooded! I’d love to report that the worst is behind us, but we are expecting an additional 5 to 10” overnight and this morning. We will continue in this rainy pattern through the weekend.”
Bentley: “At this time, our home is completely safe and in no danger of flooding. The backyard has some ginormous puddles but we aren’t allowed to go outside without our leashes. Mom thinks a certain White Westie co-anchor will splash through the puddles in a futile attempt to chase a squirrel.”
Muddy White West Highland Terrier
Pierre: “It is a fact that when the rain comes down, so do the squirrels. One must always be prepared to defend our perimeter from tree rats.”
Paisley: “Unfortunately, many deer and other wildlife are trying to escape the rising waters. We hope that they can find some dry land to wait out the flash flooding. Please, keep our area in your thoughts as many families are displaced and have no homes to go back to when the waters recede.”
Bentley: “Thanks for tuning into this EMERGENCY WEATHER ALERT. We will return to our regularly scheduled post tomorrow.”
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52 comments :

  1. We's squishy here, but not dat bad. At least not yet, more are spotted to be on da way.

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    1. We will be squishy for a while. We aren't flooding but the ground is very saturated!

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  2. Thank you BFTB news team for going extra mile even in the flood for delivering us breaking news! <3 So cute Bentley remained calm with Dr.Harvey's Relax! Can't forget about that precious face! :)

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    1. Thanks so much. It is wonderful to have him relaxed during thunderstorms. He used to pace and pant the entire time.

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  3. Oh do take care and stay safe!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  4. Oh wow!!! Please be safe! We have everyone in your area in our thoughts and prayers!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. This is definitely one for the record books.

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  5. Stay safe, but I do recommend a good mud bath for both of you. Mud baths are great for the furs and skin!

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    1. Pierre LOVES to splash in the mud puddles. Of course, he blames it on the squirrels!

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  6. we were watching it the news - we sure hope you can keep your paws dry

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    1. It is never good when the folks from the national news stations show up in your city! We are hopping over water puddles on our walks.

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  7. Oh noo..... I cross my paws for all peeps and pets and the wildlife of the flood area...

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    1. Thanks Easy! It is so sad to see people losing everything in a flood.

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  8. Holy cow! Stay safe and tell Pierre if he needs help with those tree rats we will be right over....just need to find us a boat! BOL!

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    1. That sounds like a great plan! Those tree rats have been taunting me all day!

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  9. We are trying to end a drought and sure could use some of your bad weather out here. Stay dry and safe until it all blows over and don't let the squirrels taunt you

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    1. We have an extra 12" that would really help your drought! We are staying dry but you know how tree rats are...grrr.

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  10. OMD! Stay safe!!!!!!!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  11. Oh my! Its really hot in NJ fur March these past 2 days. Its 81 right now. It's cooling off now, gonna be 64 tomorrow.

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    1. Wow! That is hot for New Jersey. We will be in the 80's next week after the rain goes away.

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  12. WE saw this on the NEWS last night and INSTANTLY thought of you all.... and Fenris and Family also...

    OMD we hope you are ALL SAFE and that the waters subside.. SOON.

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    1. We were the top story after the silly politics of the day! BOL! Hopefully, everything will drain and dry up.

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  13. oh my your poor Aunt! Praying you all stay dry!!!!! Please be safe!!!! DakotasDen

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    1. Thanks Caren. They are one of several thousand families that were evacuated due to flooding. It is crazy!

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  14. Oh no! We hope you all stay safe...and dry.

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    1. Thank you. We are dry and all of the rain is draining in our neighborhood. Hopefully, it stays that way. ♥

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  15. Thank you for updating us! We've been worried about you down there. We're glad you are safe, and hope everyone else in the areas affected will stay safe as well.
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. It is so nice to know that all of our blogging friends are keeping tabs on us. Thank you so much!

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  16. That is one muddy pup, haha. We will be saying prayers for all the people in the area. That is scary. We are happy you are good and safe!!

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    1. Mud puddles have a magical power over Pierre and he simply MUST race through them! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I know they will help.

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  17. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers to stay safe and dry. ღ

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  18. We're glad to hear you all are okay. Please stay safe.

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    1. Thank you. We are very fortunate compared to so many others.

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  19. Yikes. Glad that boat came along
    Lily & Edward

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    1. We got our BFTB NETWoof News boat just in time!

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    1. We will, Rachel. It doesn't take much water to reach Bentley's belly! Rooney can relate BOL!

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  21. Pawsome comprehensive report on this terrible flooding situation BFTB. Keep your tails high & your paws dry.
    CEO Olivia

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    1. Thank you, my friend! We are trying to stay dry. ☺

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  22. We are glad yous are safe. Maybe you can use your boat to rescue other doggies?

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. It is great to see the National Guard being able to rescue pets. We did see a photo of a poor little possum stranded on a fence post. We hope he is safe.

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  23. OH NOES!!! That looks mighty soggy, I hopes all the peeps and their furiends are safe and dry!!!
    Looks like you are gonna have some pawsome zoomies in the mud...hehehehehe
    Keep us updated!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. I heard there was flooding your way. Hope it is receded a bit. Stay safe. We have rain today too and that makes mud. Certainly not as serious as flooding but still a pita.

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  25. I sure hope the flooding has subsided by now?
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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