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Nope - not tonight

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Flash Floods make mowing a bit less possible, aside from just the wet grass (I'd slide down the sloped yard! I have trouble when it's DRY) - but considering it seems to be OUR TURN to get flooded. GAH!

Watching the local news coverage for the entire area... ended up staying late at work when the storm began shortly before 5pm. Didn't realize how bad it really was until the stragglers of us were getting ready to follow the first adventurous few out the door. Shortly after Anna left, she called me from her cell to tell us to NOT go a certain way out - that the roads between X & Y were completely flooded with cars stopped dead... abandoned... Wow... whoa...

So, as I finally head out, just behind another coworker going in the same direction away from the office... I see her tires spitting up quite a bit more water than you like to see from the car ahead of you. THEN I see wow - that water is filling THIS road quite quickly. I could still see the painted double-yellow lines, so figured I could still judge the depth enough - but it was a bit scary! I could literally see the water rising WHILE driving through it - but could see just 15-20 yards ahead was NOT - I was desperate to get there!

Took a slightly altered route home, since I figured the one turn that goes right along a section of river run off, that is almost at street level to begin with - surely it's flooded. Only a few 'exciting' scares the rest of the way, aside from the almost constant lightning.

So, hubby just got home safely as well... he had no idea about the floods around us, since he's listens to SiriusXM in his car! So, just had to catch him up on my drive home. While watching local news coverage, they showed areas of downtown with water up to the tops of the tire wells of parked cars there. That's just a few blocks from our office that I escaped! I definitely got out of there just in the nick of time! I just pray our office doesn't get flooded under the doors!!! We've gone thru water damage about 13 yrs ago, from putting out the fire! We got lucky with the fire, that most everything only had water and smoke damage at the worst. Of course, I lost my favorite sweater that was hanging in the only room that everything melted in! Still haven't found a decent replacement for that sweater!

Well, on that note, I think I'm going to log the leftover pizza and cinnamon stix that we just chowed down in awe of the TV reports/videos. If I find any good ones, I"ll add them to the blog later - so check back! Or, I guess I could add them in a separate blog for those that follow 'feeds' like I do.

Be safe out there! Whether you're running from the heat or the water!

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Well - I tried to link to one of the pics someone posted on the local station's FB page, but the url is too long apparently, and when I tried to use tinyurl to post it, SP won't let you blog with a tinurl??? WTF???
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    It's been rainy here all this week, which is unusual for a hot, Texas summer. (Granted, Houston seems to always be flooding.. glad we aren't over there)

    The floods in your area sound scary! I'm glad you& the husband got home safely, but that's nuts!
    1737 days ago
    It went from hot to heavy rain to hot all in 1/2 hour yesterday.Can't understand the weather no more emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1737 days ago
    The rains here finally stopped a few days ago just in time for the high heat and humidity. We had flooded areas around us but out yard was just a giant sponge. That had to be very scary driving home. It doesn't take much water to float your car. Hope things have improved.

    Stay safe. emoticon
    1737 days ago
    We went through the flooding thing not that long ago. We are on high ground but my hubby works in the bottoms. His vehicle stalled out twice.
    1737 days ago
    We had a situation like that a couple of weeks ago. I was in RUSHING water up over my ankles just getting to my car in the parking lot when leaving work. It was definitely an adventure!
    1738 days ago
    BTDT more times than I care to think about! Glad you got home safely!

    (I also have satellite radio in my ride, but I *also* have a local news/"talk" channel programmed so I can quickly check for any traffic/weather issues.......your hubby should think about revamping his habits - it's *SO* important to be aware of your surroundings - *NO matter what*!)
    1738 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Wow, that's scary, glad you're safe! Here it's hot & humid & miserable, but no rain!
    1738 days ago
    Yup - we're supposed to possibly have even more rain tonight... NE Tennessee (Tri-Cities)... sounds like north of us in VA has gotten hit a bit harder with the flooding. I think I'm going to have to save and upload the photos from the news site's Facebook page to get them up here... pretty amazing pics... if you use FB - try looking at the "posts by others" on WCYB's page.
    1738 days ago
    Glad you made it home safe! I had to drive through a torrential rain going home also and it's not fun! And some people are still not slowing down - unbelievable! Down here, it's just a daily thing this time of year but I've been lucky enough to get home before or after for the most part. Not today.
    Sounds like you've already been through a lot where you're at.
    Stay safe!
    1738 days ago
    Glad you got home safe, where do you live that its flooding so bad?
    1738 days ago
    Wow. That sounds scary. Glad that you and hubby made it home safely.
    1738 days ago
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