Friday, August 22, 2008

Fay Away

It seems that Tropical Storm Fay has finally started to move away from Central Florida. She has left behind more flooding and water damage than any of the experts predicted. We woke up this morning to find that the water in our yard has receeded some, which was a happy moment. It's still raining on and off and a bit squally, but we came out of it all with a dry house, which is more than most people can say.

I took the boys to get haircuts today and we saw some of the local flooding. The hair salon has no A/C because it flooded out. The hairdresser said she has 4 inches of water in her garage that is coming into her house - and everything in her garage is ruined. We couldn't drive past the local high school on our way to the mall because two retention ponds have overflowed their banks and have met in the middle - on the road. There are detours everywhere from washed out roads. The roof in the mall is leaking so much and there is a lot of water damage inside.

We also drove past the local sod fields. Normally on the left and right sides of the roads are large fields of grass for the local sod farm. Here's a before picture I found online.

Today I noticed two large lakes complete with waves where the sod farm used to be. It was very odd. All the cars were slowing down to look. Here are some pictures I took with my camera phone of both sides of the road.

And just outside of our neighborhood the streets are down to one lane and some houses look like islands. It's pretty outrageous to say the least.
If it stops raining this afternoon we're going out to the garden.... (gulp).

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