Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Surprise Tropical Downpour
Rain fell in sheets, it rained so hard and so fast and SO MUCH! It-s amazing to watch. I ran around the house and closed the necessary doors. Today it was ALL THE DOORS. I even remembered the side door in our bedroom and the wide open window. And I kept on shooting pictures.
In my excitement of trying to capture the feeling of a tropical downpour on video and in photos, I failed to notice that the patio had flooded higher than ever before. The kitchen was a lake with the water flowing in under and around the sides of the big iron doors. We swept most of it back outside and sandbagged the doors with beach towels. Water was gushing into my bedroom also. Weasel was sitting on a cushion that was completely soaked, and the water was heading toward the new bed cushion that is on the floor, awaiting its new base....so down went the last of the bath towels and even newspapers to soak up the water. Water was insistent upon entering the house today. I imagine I am not the only one who feels this way right now.
A downpour from 2008 looked like a light rain compared to today..I am used to seeing our street flood up to the sidewalk. There have been some rains that sent little waves into this area, but nothing like this. I can hear myself telling someone,"OH NO, water doesn-t ever come into the house, the gate blocks most of it and just a few little waves come in. The kitchen is set so far back from the street......" Yeah, right.