Monday, August 20, 2007

Forrest Gump on Erin's rain (and wind)

When weather like this hits, you need the wit and wisdom of Forrest Gump (movie Gump, not the book Gump) to get you through it and break it all down to the simplest terms...
We've been through every kinda rain there is.
Little bitty stinging rain,
and big ole fat rain.
Rain that flew in sideways.
Sometimes rain even seem to come straight up, from underneath.
Shoot, it even rained at night.
Here's what the straight lines winds knocked over that in turn knocked out our power for a good chunk of Sunday morning.

This house is four houses south of us, and I stumbled upon this during my morning walk with Franny. Our power had been out since about 4:30 in the morning, and when I found this scene, it was about 7:00 a.m. We eventually got our power back an hour and a half later.

This power line pole was one of the straighter ones on the alley behind our house, but the tree has pulled and stretched the lines to the limit.

Now it looks like mine.


flintysooner said...

Glad you're alright. That was a heck of a storm.

cobber said...

Ditto flintysooner's sentiment. Saw the flooding at one end of your burg on CNN and immediately hoped your end of town was okay. I'm guessing the little building I lived in for a summer while working the oil fields was swamped, as it was about a block south of the creek...