The rain gauge says 4.23 inches of rain since midnight. We are closing in on 6 inches in the last 36 hours. I finally turned the volume down on my weather alerts because they were constant. We have flash flood warnings for the low-lying areas. Luckily, we are situated on a pretty substantial hill, although the water is still ponding around the house.
The last time we had rain like this, there were some severe impacts. A woman lost her life when her house was washed away and she was trapped in a mud slide. Her husband tried, but could not save her. It was such a sad time for our community.
A severe thunderstorm just passed overhead. The thunder and lightening were the kind that inspire scary stories. The storm has passed but the rain continues at a rapid rate. I find myself wondering about the other house we are considering. Would it fare as well? It, too, sits on a substantial hill.
We had an appointment today with the architect and a contractor. They have since cancelled since both must traverse low-lying areas which may have already flooded. Nothing to do but sit back and relax. At least we can relax. So many are on high alert.
My mind went to an old Johnny Cash classic. I found this very old interview and he sings the song at about 1:39 into the video.
It’s now 4.53 and rising…