Now let me just say, it can RAIN here. I've seldom experienced rain up north like we have here on a regular basis. So rain isn't particularly noteworthy, just annoying. There was no tropical storm or hurricane on the radar, so we really didn't pay it any mind. Our guests arrived, and said that half our road was flooding. We peeked out and the road looked good by us. Party on.
Wow. It's really raining out there, isn't it? We stepped out on the screened in porch to take a look and right away saw that something was wrong...
But, stepping out onto the porch, we stepped into water - the outdoor carpet on the floor was soaked - not just on the edges, which happens, but the entire thing was sopping wet, even in the middle of the porch
Brian estimates that the water level rose 6 to 8 feet in about 2.5 hrs. It stopped short of getting into our crawl space/foundation, thankfully. The street in front of our house was not flooded, and neighbours were parking all over in front of us and having to walk in (and it's a long street - about a mile). They said it hasn't flooded like this since Hurricane Isabelle in 2003
Another funny comment from Grey, seeing the flooding waters, sees a baseball floating around (that had been left in the yard), and he says "AW! My precious bayth-ball!" (He only says his S's correct some of the time, still:-)
We had a fun party too! And we played a hilarious game, we loved it! It's called Telestrations!