Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain and More Rain!!

Last evening we heard on the weather that we could have some severe storms this morning. Soon after Dan left for work at 6 AM, we had a LOUD crack of thunder that woke both the kids up. Not long after that, the weather alert went off warning of some severe t-storms, flash floods and letting us know we were under a tornado watch. At 7 AM the alert went off again saying that a tornado was forming 4 miles west of Blountstown, so we kept our eyes and ears open for the next 15 minutes. During that time it rained so hard I couldn't see the trees out across our yard!

The rains came and came and came some more! Danny just checked and our rain gauge was full at 5 inches, so I guess we could have actually had more that spilled over!?? All that came in just a few hours and flooded here worse than I have ever seen!

The small creek that runs through the woods beside us came up half way across our yard!

Our neighbors (Jonas & Emma) driveway was flooded completely shut!

And the following are 2 pics taken from the road in front of our house.

I didn't know we lived on an island! :)

After the water went down a bit, you could see that it really washed out our driveway....

All this water.....

was trying to gush through a small culvert under the road!

Hoping for sunny skies soon!! :)


Anonymous said...

My parents were driving to Florida yesterday and mom said it was terrible travelling because of the torrential downpour for hours. I think she was realieved to make it there in one piece:)

Doris High said...

Wow! You really did have a lot of rain.