Wednesday, July 3, 2013

April Showers Brings May Flowers and June Showers Brings Flooding

We had and unusually wet June.  In fact, the rain made it flood in our neighborhood on more than one occasion. Usually in Florida, if it starts to rain, we all joke and say the weather will change in about 30 minutes.  This was not the case for about a week solid as we got hammered with rain.  

I'll confess that I started to wonder how I was going to drive to work, as it was about 5pm when our street looked like this, and I leave sometime after that. 

And the water just kept creeping up our lawn, getting closer to the house. 

When the rain stopped and the water started to recede, Keith went out to check to see if we had anything in the mailbox.  We were both expecting items to come in the mail and were hoping they weren't sitting out there being ruined.  Good news, just a few slightly damp advertisements/junk mail items.  

Looking closely at the picture, there is a dirt line on the lawn that shows the highest area that the water made it to.  

Fortunately, all the water receded and I was able to leave for work on time. 

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