Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Sick Twist of Fay-t

Tropical Storm Fay has been stalled over our house for two days now. School has been cancelled this week. Roads are flooded. Neighborhoods are under water. And oh yeah, our garden is swimming. We are currently on hour 36 of torrential rain and wind and according to the local news, we've had over 12 inches of rain. We're much better off than the coastal counties where people have 3 to 4 feet of water in their homes and it looks like their version of Hurricane Katrina.

So what's our damage?

Our neighborhood is only passable via SUV. Cars flood out too quickly, so it's SUV only right now. Our backyard has 2 to 6 inches of water in it and we've had small waves of water on our patio. We can only get to our mailbox while wading in wellies and our street is a nice lake. It's very hard to tell where the street ends and the ditches start.

I wonder if our garden will be a total washout. Literally. Guess once the rains and wind stops we'll truck out there and see what's left.

The whole experience has been stressful and I can't wait until it's over.

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