The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Thursday, January 10th, Day 260 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
This past year northern Florida and Southern Georgia, like other regions received more rain than normal. The surface and Floridan aquifers have filled to capacity, and the springs have been flowing like in the past. Now every time that it rains, the water can’t soak in and must run off. As a result, drainage ditches are flowing, low lying areas have accumulated surface water, streams are at or over capacity and the Withlacooche, Alapaka, and the Suwannee have reached decade highs, overflowed their banks, flooding hundreds of square miles of forests, fields, residential areas and numerous county roads. The Suwannee River Watch Management District’s system of river gauges have recorded the rise and transmitted data and for the past month, or so, provided alerts.
The Water Management District both makes the data and alerts available, but also provides forecasts of projected water levels to Counties, Municipalities, Public Officials, Interested Parties and posts on its website at http///www.mysuwanneeriver.org/realtime/river-levels. php.
When the early alerts and forecasts came out, the Town of White Springs closed the US-41 Boat Ramp and Riverside Park. At the time, the Suwannee River Water Management District forecast projected that flooding in the area of White Springs. In fact, the River created higher levels than the early forecast projected. Since then, additional rain has resulted in updated forecasts and alerts. Every drop of rain that falls in the Suwannee River Drainage basin, which reaches a hundred miles north of White Springs, is a drop of water that must run off through the Suwannee River.
Why is this data, the alerts and forecasts about the Suwannee River in and around White Springs important? It’s simple. During a rainy period when the potential for flooding exists, the Water Management District information is essential to take action. That, of course, presumes that the governing entity has some leadership present. Unfortunately, for White Springs, the Red-face Ratt has ensured that his “Out of Towner” Lapdog “Just keep paying me” Town Manager Tebow is out of Town on one of her many extended vacations most of the time.
As you probably know, the Ratt’s Lapdog has been missing for virtually every emergency that White Springs has experienced since the day she was retained by the Ratt. The “Out of Towner” Lapdog has missed every flooding situation, tropical storms, Colin and Julia, Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, Irma and Michael, numerous robberies and murders, and drug raids. A recent survey of White Springs’ residents demonstrated that the “Out of Towner” Lapdog hasn’t been seen at a single Emergency Event since she first came to White Springs. Maybe she’s afraid of the sight of water! So here’s the issue, when any Emergency situation arises in White Springs, the Town residents are basically on their own. The Administrative infrastructure is 200 miles, or more, away, probably surfing her favorite shopping channel.
White Springs, you are paying through the nose to have a Municipal Government and a robust Town infrastructure and you are getting NOTHING! That’s right, absolutely NOTHING! Thanks to the Ratt, his “Gang of Three” members, Mindless “Splain it to me” Vice Mayor Tanja and illegal alien Suck-up “Mini-Me Despot” Mayor Lofty and “Out of Towner” Lapdog, you have a corrupt, incompetent and worthless Government. You can change the situation. Two Gang Council Members are up for re-election. Find honest, caring and competent replacements. But don’t wait for the new Council to resolve everything. Being ridding White Springs Town Hal of crime by working with the FBI office in Jacksonville (904) 248-7000.