Monday, September 21, 2009

We Need Noah's Ark Here!

I had a different post planned for today, but things happen and I'm posting something different.

Not sure if anyone is aware, but we've had a bit of rain here in the South East. Today I substituted at Sam's school. I normally only work Tuesday's and Thursday's but I do fill in when needed for teachers that can't come in.

Well, we had so much rain today that everything started flooding. The school decided to close early and cancel all afternoon activities. And as the parents were coming in to pick up the kids, we kept hearing stories about road closures, hearing sirens, and getting calls from parents who were stuck and couldn't get out.

I decided to take the opportunity and ran next door to get Josh from school. The last thing I wanted to worry about was him on a school bus in the floods! So I got Josh and Sam and we managed to get straight home.

Apparently, we hit the right time because we didn't hit any road closures on our way home - and they had been closed not 10 minutes earlier. Our friends, the Felt's, didn't fare so well. The road into their subdivision was completely flooded and the road over a small bridge is buckling at the moment so no cars can go in or out.

I took some pictures of our little "creek" when I got home.

Our "River" - the fence in the back has fallen down

I don't know how well you can see, but behind one of the trees you can see where the fence has fallen down - so the water must have been up high enough for that to fall over.

creek flooding

creek flooding

That's just our back yard. For some really great pictures of the neighborhood, check out my friend Maggie's Blog. She walked around taking pictures today and got some great photos.

I called Rich as soon as I got home and told him about the flooding. He decided to come home immediately. It took him just under 2 hours to get here. But we're all home safe and sound now!

We're praying for the rain to end - but at the moment it looks like we've got another week of rain ahead of us so please keep us in your prayers!

1 comment:

  1. Just a bit of rain eh? Stay safe and don't try to drive through any of those flooded roads. Keeping you guys in my thoughts and prayers!


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