Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Life is good...if you're a duck!

So, this neck of the woods is experiencing the worst rain storm and flooding of the past 70 years. It's wild to see all the streets and areas that I normally drive through, submerged under water.

My old street - the house I lived in before this one - had a brook at the end of it. It's now a rapids, and it engulfed two of the houses near it. They're sitting roof high under water. Amazing.

Fortunately for us, while we're in an area that has been affected by the flooding - our neighborhood is in a newer development that has been built up. My driveway, which is at a very steep incline - doesn't even have puddles in it. But the woods behind me, which are about 20 feet below us - are a small river. The mosquitos this summer are going to be brutal! (Thank goodness for my Mosquito Magnet!!!)

And now, they're talking about diseases being spread in the still waters in many of the towns that are affected. Sewage pipes broke and mingled with the river/spring/creek waters that took over the roads.

Right now, however - the sun is shining! I can't believe I'm seeing it. But it's not to last I've heard. Rumor has it - more storms tonight and potentially even more flooding as it's supposed to be a 2" rainfall.

But I'm enjoying the sun at the moment....

9 comments:

martie said...

Glad to hear that you are "high and dry"! Hope the forecast is wrong and the sun shines upon you for a few more days before any more rain!

chesneygirl said...

I'm so glad you are okay and haven't floated away....I've been thinking about you all week! :)

clew said...

Been wondering how the flooding situation was there. You're in my prayers, friend!

Bougie Black Boy said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

joy said...

Boil the water.

Kristi said...

Isn't it crazy that your house can be fine, but the woods behind/below are flooding?! My Mom's house in Florida keeps lucking out while literally houses a block away are damamged from hurricanes. Best of luck to you!

gunngirl said...

Take care! It's thundering here right now. *in sing song* Rain rain go away!

Big Ben said...

I hate mosquitos, but they like me. Make sure you wear your rubber boots.

Rebecca said...

Hey Ben - I am - see my Avatar chick???

While we're nice and sunny today -some towns are still submerged partially. It's just crazy...