...TWO FEET HIGH 'n' risin'!!! Our brick mail box that you can see along the street/river...is 18 inches at the flower box level...the water was nearing the front porch with an incline on the sidewalk, higher than the street itself...pretty darned deep it was!!
Last night before going to bed, I checked the weather app on my phone since the clouds in the sky had become a bit ominous looking. There was a huge text on the app regarding a severe flood/tornado warning. Along the coastal counties of South Texas, a predicted 10-15 inches of rainfall was expected overnight. We went to sleep, but around 330 this morning, I woke up to pee and the power was off. Pitch black in the house. And it was raining. I went out in the garage, and lit a candle to not disturb Bud...and looked out the windows of the garage door...Lordy....to my surprise it was like a virtual lake outside. The wind was howling, the trees bending and debris flying off the limbs!! Nearly a tropical storm. Thing is...the water accumulation was up TO THE GARAGE!! A miniscule amount was coming in from under the door.
I was wide awake by then. I didn't set the camera on night time setting, I just grabbed the camera and sneaked out on the front porch to hopefully get some shots in the dark, without flash; just a 'normal' setting---
Bud said, after he got up, that the clocks were flashing at 12:45 a.m. and the power didn't come back on until about 8 this morning. I haven't checked the freezer if anything thawed [we didn't open the 'fridge door so all should be okay]. It is amazing tho, how little things like a light switch and a cold drink of water or a cup of coffee [for Bud] is all taken for granted.
The warnings prevail 'til midnight tonight for our county...hopefully, tho, the worst is over.
I probably won't be online much if the power goes out again.