Monday, June 19, 2006

Rain, rain, go away....

OK, we have been under drought warning for the last year or so, with rainfall at a severe shortage. That ended today. We are offically above normal. Which makes sense, since some areas of town got 10 inches of rain today, with more to come in the following days.

I've been told that the flooding is as bad as when Tropical storm Allison struck 5 years ago. There were even alligators swimming in the flood waters. All I know is that the ride to work today was an adventure. As the boy sat in the backseat saying repeatedly, "hey it's like we're going through another car wash mom" as the waves (yes, waves) of water from oncoming cars swamped our car. We were lucky that we didn't get stranded in the middle (or side) of the road.

I know you are not supposed to travel through water that is higher the curb, but where are you suppossed to turn around when there are no driveways and there are drainage ditches that you can no longer see on the side of the road? At least I learned my lesson partially - I'll take the main road tomorrow. Maybe we'll be lucky and have a rain day tomorrow.

3 comments:

wally said...

On the way home Saturday we drove through heavy rain all across the state of Arkansas. It was strange. After a dry winter and spring, now we are more than making up for it.

Envoy-ette said...

You are right...where can you turn around when you're in the thick of it? Keep moving..that's worked for me!

kilgorsky said...

Speaking of driving in extreme weather conditions, a few months ago I was coming back from a concert and in the middle of the night we hit a pocket of dense fog. My friend had to slow down so much that I could have walked by the vehicle.

The scarriest moment, though, was when we suddenly realized we were on the oncoming traffic lane.