Friday, April 22, 2016

The Rains Came Down and the Floods Came Up

That is the lyric from a very old song I learned in Sunday School but it seemed to apply to the rain event we experienced in the early morning hours of Sunday April 17th. It was similar to the rain event we had March 7th. I blogged about it here.

It was still raining when I was walking out the door to go feed then to church. This was the info my weather station reported.

The canal was running nearly full. It had been over the bridge at the height of the rain event.

There is so much water that it's coming up through the manhole covers!

Run off just a block from Mom's house.

That's lots of water! This is looking down the street of Mom's house. Its the second on the right in this photo.

This is what 7.5 inches of rain looks like in the gauge!

I rode my bike and there was water standing in several places at the cemetery.

The canal runs through the cemetery. You can tell by how the grass is laying how high it got.

This rain event caused some damage. There is a street that runs parallel with the cemetery and another bridge. The force of the water peeled up part of the pavement. You can see the bridge in the cemetery from the previous picture.

You can tell by the trash at the fence that the water was over the road.

We aren't done with the rain yet. More is in the forecast tonight April 19th. We are already under a Thunderstorm Watch!

Have a good one!

1 comment:

  1. Yep. Lots of rain!! We are still a soggy mess behind the house and more is on the way!