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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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  3. Glad to know everyone is okay!

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

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

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

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  5. Glad you are all okay, how are the bees?

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

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    2. Thanks Gill, they are good!! Yay!

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  6. 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.

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    1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. Thank you! YOU stay safe too!!!

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