Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I got fewer pictures than I wanted with the worst of the storm hitting my area in the wee small hours of the morning. The storm itself was pretty boring though...boring enough I managed to fall asleep without drugs, so pretty boring. The aftermath was the most interesting part.

Mick & Debra should be getting power back today...a previously unmentioned friend of the family, Truck, is still without power as far as I know-- but everyone else's lives seem to have returned to normal, thank goodness.

While, compared to other people and other parts of the country, our overall experience is little to nothing, it's still the worst flooding we've seen in at least 40 years.

This is what it looked like at about noon.

This is what it looked like 4 hours later.

That is water making its way up my neighbor's driveway.

There was a bit in front of our house, creeping up along the curb, but that was as far as it got. By 7 o'clock, though, the water was waist deep in front of the trailer.

Public Safety Announcement: Ladies and gentlemen, while most flood water is fresh water from the storm, an amount is made up of sewer water, through which flows raw sewage. It's poop, people. And I know it makes you feel cool and important to walk around in it, but you're running the risk of developing serious infections (particularly women, since most of us have microscopic cuts on our legs from shaving). You are also at risk for electrocution as, with the constant wind and rain and the earthquake a few days before, the wires and telephone poles are under stress. Should a wire or pole fall, when you're knee-deep in water, you will not get out in time to know, death.

Be smart, please, and be safe.  And don't stalk me.

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