A Little Flash Flood

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Phil Washburn, May 1, 2007.

  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    we had 2 inches of rain in an hour here this afternoon, after 1.6 inches in the last 12 hours. i have had my shop here for 20 years and this is the first time i have seen this. it was wild and wooly for a couple of hours.:crazy:

    all kinds of things washing down the road and into the creek.

    supposed to taper off as the week goes by.:embarassed:

    ain't complaining - thank the Good Lord for the rain:smile2:

    the pics show, what is normally an asphault road in front of my shop - this afternoon for a few hours it was a foot deep in torrent.

    the third pic, where the water is slamming the tree, it is about 4 or 5 feet deep
     
  2. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    oops........didn't give the pics time to load:roll_eyes:


    well phooey! they wouldn't load - i'll try tommorrow:sad2:
     

  3. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    Its been coming down hard here around Miami, too. I don't know how much we've got but it has been coming down steady for the last 5 hours.
     
  4. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    OOOpps is a scarey word when it comes from a mechanic:lol: Hope your shop stayed dry!!!
     
  5. cook

    cook New Member

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    No rain at work,got home(50 mile drive)and grandson told me it hailed and poured for an hour.I can tell by the debris in my ditches it was about 3 foot deep and rushing for a while.My neighbor had some type of sewer/pumping service arrive at 7 a.m. this morning...hope their basement didn't flood...they are good people(he has abrand new boat and fishes :cool2: :lol: )
     
  6. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Phil, I'll be looking for the picture. You did know you can click on the picture after uploading and also on "Preview" before you post to check them.

    Speaking of flash floods. We have a gas line on our farm that supples gas to the house. It goes overhead across a creek that flows through the place. I helped my father in law put it in about 25 years ago. Well, in 2000 the creek got high enough to take it out. The US Army Corps has a online water gauge on the river downstream of that creek. During the flash flood in 2000 it showed it to be on a 8' rise. Last fall the river showed a 8 ft rise, the first since 2000 but it didn't get the line. Normally that river level is 2 ft.
     

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  7. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    WOW, Phil. Thanks for the short video!

    I have one question..........WHY did you stop a potential customer from going thru that water?????? LOL, joking.........

    Take care.
    Cheryl
     
  9. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Flooding is a scary thing! My home got flooded from Hurricane Ivan back in Sept. of 2005 and I hope to never relive that day!:crazy:
     
  10. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank's Phil For the Pic's.Man I Hope You Managed to Keep Everything Dry!!! J.D.
     
  11. Okccatman

    Okccatman New Member

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    I'm glad your house sits higher up from the road. Good video.

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  12. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    hey, they finally loaded! i'll do a couple more:big_smile:

    the last photo is the one where the water is 5 or 6 feet deep at the tree
     

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  13. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    keep in mind, the mailbox is at the road:eek:oooh:

    the woman is my neighbor - notice she is knee deep...she is standing on pavement
     
  14. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    well icky poo!

    it did it again.......:crazy:

    let's see if they come up now:angry:
     

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  15. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks for sharing Phil! I'm glad all that water wasn't in your shop or house! Thats just crazy!!! :crazy: :confused2: :big_smile:
     
  16. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Wow, Phil, I was really :confuse: :confuse: ed, and thought the woman had borrowed your yellow slicker........then you posted the others, and .........I guess I need glasses or to stop being so Southern.

    Sure glad y'all are ok. Hope it has subsided.

    Take care
    Cheryl
     
  17. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Phil, the other day my granddaughter sent me these pictures. The car belongs to her friend. This is a town in normally very dry west TX, the town is pretty flat but they had a lot of rain in the last few days.
     

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  18. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    Wow, Dayton, looks like the same problem, Phil had. Was it the same storm system?

    Take care.
    Cheryl