It’s been quite a September for us so far this year in the weather department. A month of storms, rain and flooding. Earlier in the month we had to deal with Tropical Storm Hermine, which dumped almost 5 inches of rain and caused our neighborhood to get flooded.
It also caused the first home ODU football game to be postponed a day and to be pushed back from the really fun time of 6pm to the sun in the eyes time of 3:30 because of tidal flooding and parking issues.
But we were lucky, though, because the game could’ve been cancelled – and we won!
Now, a few weeks later, we have been hit again. This time with a slow moving tropical depression that has brought us over 8 inches of rain over the past few days. Last night the flooding started up again in our neighborhood and got as high as I’ve ever seen it here. I was really worried about how high it would get watching it rise late last night.
But this morning it was just a little higher than last night which was good. So, no work today and no school. Stranded. And all day long it has been a parade of kids up and down the streets – riding their bikes in it, canoeing, paddling boogie boards and surf boards – adults walking their dogs on everybody’s yards – and the random big truck rolling through to show everybody that he has a big truck that can drive through deep water. Then it started raining hard again, so all this flooding may still be here tomorrow. School should start up again just in time for when all the kids get sick from whatever yuck they picked up from rolling around in the muck.
Fall is usually the best weather of the year here, and now that fall just started – let’s get on with it!