Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Water, Water Everywhere

Yesterday was a crazy weather day here! We got 13 inches of rain in one day - on top of all the rain we got over the weekend. Being that this is the Bayou City, there were floods all over town. Two women even died when their SUV became submerged in flood water and they could not escape. My house stayed high and dry, but just around the corner at our neighborhood pond, which is surrounded by Clear Creek, the water was rising and rising.....

Here's a pic of the pond area on a normal day (well, all those people aren't there on a normal day, but it's the best picture I had that includes the sign):


And here's the pic I took this morning of that same area (can you see the sign out by the tree?):

I can just imagine the critters that come with that flood - alligators, snakes, and whatnot. There was a guy out there fishing this morning - in an area that is usually not even CLOSE to the water! Thankfully today it is sunny, so I won't have to start building that ark after all.

4 comments:

Timmie Smith said...

13 inches?! I thought it poured here and we only got 6. I guess it is a good time to be a mosquito.

Jonathon said...

That's insane!!! That kind of rain always freaks me out.

cjh said...

Yes, it was nuts. The road was closed by my old apartment because of flooding.

Navy Son said...

maybe Al will pay another visit....YIKES