Day after the great flood of 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wow what a storm we had yesterday. In six hours we got 4.5 inches of rain. Some areas got over five inches. To add insult to injury, we are expecting more rain today.
The storm itself wasn't bad as far as lightning or threats of tornados, it was just the torrential downpours. I was driving home from the doctors office in it. It was scary driving in it and what would've taken 45 minutes, took almost 1.5 hours. Although I guess it's not as bad since I heard on the 11 o'clock news that it was taking people like five hours to get home from work.
Most of the area freeways have parts that are closed due to flooding. One freeway interchange had almost 15 feet of water last night!! The news also showed one of the overpasses that was flooded that I drove through was closed because it was so bad. I'm glad I made it through!
We were fortunate not to have any flooding in the basement. Our streets were flooded and at my parents house down the street unfortunately had flooding in their basement up to the second step. They had a lot of stuff already in large plastic tubs so everything's not a total loss. I've seen many people on the news with total losses.
I hope that the weather holds today and we don't see any more rain. We certainly don't need it.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.