Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday the 22nd I decided to go to a town 6 miles from me for lunch. All was well.
I had heard thunder earlier but hadn't seen rain in so long I didn't expect any.
Arriving at the restaurant and getting inside things changed.
It started pouring. Not many people came in but those who did were soaked.
The lights went out but they got them on soon. Probably a generator.
The lights went off and came back on several times.
I had been there a long time so decided to leave. I got to the door and saw it was still raining hard but not as bad and since my car was parked in front of the door I decided to leave. I had no umbrella so was soaked. My clothes were soaked, my hair was soaked but I made it to the car.
Now to figure out how to get home.
This town floods. The streets become rivers. I decided to go down another street thinking it would be better but no.
Every intersection was filled with water. People did drive carefully.
I drove a few blocks and turned West thinking this street would be better. No Way!
Now the whole street was flooded not just the intersection.
The street lights were out, homes and businesses were powerless.
Traffic cops were directing traffic at some intersecions, at others they just had a stop sign up so people would give the right of way.
Two men were wading in the water up to their waists.
So I kept going. All was going well.
Then I got to my town and the rain had stopped. It had gone through already.
When I arrived home the street where I live was already nearly clear. It always fills up clear across the street but just a little water remained.
Hurry Irene, get into the house.
Get those wet clothes off. Dry that hair.
No harm done.
Didn't get sick
All is well.