Saturday, May 28, 2016

FLOODING IN PHOTOS

Here is how the flooding unfolded yesterday.  
Pretty incredible pictures, provided to us by 2nd Family...


Yesterday morning, "J" took this picture.  This is standing in our shared driveway (the end by their house) looking back at the road where we pull in...the rain from early Friday morning was heavy but it stopped...long enough to let her get out and take this photo.  

But it didn't stop for long...


It came back...with a vengeance.  About 1pm, this was their front yard (looking back toward where the first picture was taken).  

This was in the middle of the heavy rain...


By late afternoon, about 7" had fallen!  Back there (near the top of the photo) is the driveway we share with them...  


And here it is this morning after the rains ended about 10pm last night.  We told them it was beautiful...in a post apocalyptic "Waterworld" kind of way.

Even in the Jeep, we're not going to venture out there today.  The house is safe, it sits up high, and our end of the property is the high end, all of this water runs from our end down to their end and then on to the road and down the hill.  


Not any yard work getting done this long weekend.



24 comments:

Colleen said...

Oh, my goodness, that is A lot of water. We didn't get that much here; about 3 1/2 inches is all. Wait till later on in the year, we wish we would have some of that rainfall.
Looks like you may need a canoe or a kayak. Don't really think it's deep enough for an Ark.

Texas Rose said...

That's a lotta water! Glad that your house is on the high end of the property and is safe.

Quinn said...

Glad to know everyone is okay!

Gail said...

Glad you are safe.

betty said...

Wow, I saw that on weather channel and wondered about you guys. Those are some crazy pictures.

Mary said...

Glad you are all okay, how are the bees?

Margaret said...

Oh wow......maybe you should take a drive around the district and see if anyone is building an Ark, your area sure is attracting a lot of rain recently.
Things are crazy here too, we have gone from 16-30c last week to 3-17c this week, I think the garden may be in shock.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh my.
It is indeed beautiful - but...
Glad that you are safe.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

That's what I am wondering
Gill

krayolakris said...

Glad that everyone is safe, but that is scary/beautiful! Amazing time lapse shots!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

omg....wow! it is beautiful but aren't there snakes and fire ants in that water? gulp!

Alison said...

Please tell 2nd family I'm keeping them in my thoughts. Glad you didn't go. The pictures tell a scary story!

1st Man said...

Yep, we were just saying that, come about July/August, we might be wishing for some rainy days. No ark.....YET! HA!

1st Man said...

Yep, thanks for that!!

1st Man said...

Thank you!!! We're all good, water logged, but good.

1st Man said...

Thank you!!!

1st Man said...

Yep, we've made all the news channels I think. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Thanks, bees are good! Yay! They are probably ready for sun though. :-)

1st Man said...

Thanks Gill, they are good!! Yay!

1st Man said...

The weather everywhere seems off for some reason. Yep, we've had almost a years worth of rain for some areas in just a month or so.

1st Man said...

It does have a peaceful serenity but yeah, we don't want any more like that, Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Hello! Thanks!! Yep scary and pretty at the same time. Odd how that can be.

1st Man said...

Oh yep...fire ants float in big colonies and snakes, well yeah they love this...we will have to be careful.

1st Man said...

Thank you! YOU stay safe too!!!