What a storm last night - flash floods, houses nearly washed away, people evacuated, power outtages, and one poor little girl actually drowned when her family's car was swept away (not in our town).
It is WET here - my parents' town actually made the evening news last night due to the severity of the flooding. Thankfully the only damage we suffered here was a wet basement, a very eroded driveway and a one-hour power failure. It could have been a LOT worse - the runoff in the backyard became a full-fledged brook - complete with whitewater - and a number of neighbors access roads and driveways were completely flooded out.
It's still raining on and off today, but at least for the moment there are no major storms so a few of the grownups took the kids over to the nearby nature center which has plenty to offer even in rainy weather. My mom is actually a docent there and will be taking a tiny little owl out on the trail today so that should be fun for them. I stayed back to work, so I really should stop blogging now and go do that...
And if the weather gods are listening - hey you up there, we get the point. You're strong. You're powerful. You can make it rain. We get it. Now how about some damn sun already?
PS Janet, if you're reading this, I hope your cousin came through the storm alright. I'm not sure exactly where she lives.