Wednesday, August 5, 2009

waiting for the locusts...

You may remember our visit with hurricane Ike last September. Or perhaps our epic battle with the white blanket of death in January? Well, apparently our tango with weather anomalies is not over. Yesterday we had a brush with "flooding of biblical proportions." (weather channel's phrasing, not mine.) Two storms brought up to nine inches of rain to our fair city. (6 inches fell in one hour, setting a new record. Yippee!)


The basement of the main library downtown flooded. Unfortunately, it contained the server for all the libraries computers, the computers for the newest branch (set to open Monday), new books, reserves that were shipping out to other libraries and countless other items.
These are the bookmobiles. Obviously they have some issues as well.
An apartment complex close to the book store was struck by lightening during the storm. Fortunately, no one was hurt but these apartments were completely consumed.
This is the race track at Churchill Downs. Fortunately there's quite a few days before the first Saturday in May.
Flooded streets...
Flooded businesses...
However, I guess if you can't beat the rain, you might as well drag out the kayak and make the best of it.
I hope you are staying dry where you are!
(pictures courtesy of the CJ & weather channel)

4 comments:

Abba's Girl said...

So sorry your city was hit with the flood. We had a severe flood in the summer of 2001.

I think I am speaking for everyone in southeast TX, we would love some rain..but no flood.

Traci said...

Wow Karen, I did not even know it was that bad. I haven't been to the big city in a while and only watch bits of the news. Hope your home and the store were Ok!

mom said...

oh.my.goodness!

{{{{{Karen}}}}}

I cannot even imagine! We need rain so badly, but when I see what can happen with an abundance of rain it makes me think of the saying, "Be careful what you wish for!"

Praying the flood waters to rapidly decrease so people can assess and repair the damage.

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

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