A few pictures from my neighborhood. They have shut down most of our roads now and power has been out for 5 hours (YAY cabin fever kids!) We went out to get gas for the generator so I snapped a few shots of what it looks like in our area which is not bad at all compared to further down the road. They are reporting 6-10 feet of rushing water on a lot of the downtown area streets. Right now we are powering the fridge, tv and internet and so the kids are pretty happy. We can only run a few things at a time so we are having to bounce things around.
There are massive power outages so we don’t know when we might have real power back. It is still raining but should be ending tonight. There are many in our neighborhood with flooded houses, say some prayers for them!
We are having some crazy storms and flooding that started yesterday and looks as though it will continue through today. The Head Crayon, The Scribblers and I went out yesterday before it started too bad to pick up some mirrors I found on Craigslist that I want for my new bathroom. The weather threat at that time was to our northeast so we felt it was safe. Ummm….well, not so much. It seemed we had a magnetism for the storm and were under the threat of a tornado 3 times. Growing up in East Texas, I heard tornado sirens often growing up and as a kid I always thought they were kinda cool. When you are mom to 3 little ones, not so cool as you are trying to shuttle them into a restaurant cooler for shelter.
I have been keeping family and friends up to date with Twitter as the waters are still rising and roads are becoming impossible to use. Our current house is on a hill, so other than some leaking in the house and the backyard being flooded where the dog won’t even go to the bathroom (I don’t know why he won’t…he could at least doggie paddle) we are safe. The Dream Home is also on a VERY large hill, so that house is safe too.
I have been watching the news non-stop and it is unreal to see cars on the interstate floating around, boats being used for rescue in neighborhoods and people wearing arm floaties to retrieve their mail. Ok…so I haven’t seen anyone in arm floaties, but I wouldn’t doubt it. Thank you to everyone who checked in on us. The news reports say there is minimal amount of life loss (Um…hello, any loss of life, even one; is devastating) flood damage is tremendous and it’s not over for at least another 12 hours.