Saturday, June 25, 2022

I'VE BEEN BUSY

      I've been busy this last while and have not had the time I would like to read and comment on blogs. Summer is a busy time . However, events this week kept me busier than ever.

     We had rain this week. Not inches and inches of rain but about 2 inches and we had some minor flooding of streets and the odd basement got flooded. 

    This area gets about an average of 12 in of rain per year. Because the subsoil is clay the water goes into the ground very slowly.

    However, the photos are in front of my house. The canoeists are my neighbors. My house did not flood but it was worrisome.







35 comments:

  1. Gosh it does look a bit too close for comfort. I hope it has drained away by the time you read this.

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    1. This is caused by the back up of the storm sewer. When the storm sewer catches up , this water disappears very quickly.

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  2. Hello,
    I am glad your basement did not flood. It must have been a lot of rain for the neighbors to use their canoe in the street. Take care, have a happy new week!.

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    1. The rain was heavy for a few hours and the storm sewer could not handle it.

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  3. Oh my! That is a lot of rain. A home getting flooded is very stressful. I'm pleased to hear that it didn't happen to you.

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    1. We had about 2 in of rain but the storm sewer couldn't take all the runoff.

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  4. Oh my. That looks miserable and scary!

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    1. It's worrisome as you don't know how deep it will go.

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  5. Oh goodness, Red, that's a lot of rain! I am glad your home did not flood. What a headache for those that had flood damage! Glad you were safe!

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    1. It wasn't that we had so much rain. Our storm sewer just can't take it all.

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  6. Well that's certainly not something I would ever expect to see... canoeists going by right in front of your house. Two inches of rain produced a lot of water there.

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    1. The storm sewer is the problem. It's not big enough.

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  7. Wow, the rain came down, glad you didn't get flooded.

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    1. We had heavy rain for a few hours to produce this.

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  8. When it rains, it pours? I don't know the origin of that expression, but it fits here.

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    1. That's what happened here. It poured. We were very dry before this.

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  9. There's something you don't see every day.

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  10. That was a lot of water. Glad you came through OK.

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    1. After the storm sewer catches up the water quickly disappears.

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  11. Looks to me like a pretty good example of climate change.

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  12. Have you been busy building an ark in your garage? Don't forget, you will need two prairie dogs and two grizzly bears. And remember their preferred foodstuffs.

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  13. That's really strange, to see canoeist in your front yard! Glad you escaped without much damage.

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  14. It appears the neighbors rode in their canoe for fun, not necessarily trying to escape from point A to point B. Glad your basement stayed dry. You must wear your swimsuit to go play in the rain next time! Linda in Kansas

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  15. There are many areas of Sydney where we have flash flooding like this. I'm at the top of a hill so it won't be a problem for me, I'm happy about that.
    I'm glad you were ok, even a small amount of water through a house does a LOT of damage

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  16. Wow, Red. That is scary. Glad the water didn't make it to your house.

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  17. Glad your house is okay! Your grass looks wonderful!

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  18. Oh my, good to read you didn’t have any flood damage. The canoe on the street must have been an interesting sight.

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  19. Wow! That's wild! Glad you escaped flooding at your house, if not in the street.

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  20. Holy cow Red...that water is a lot closer than I'd be comfortable with, for sure. Glad you and the micromanager are okay.

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  21. Oh my gosh! That is darn scary. I don't recall ever experiencing something like that. When we lived in Illinois and had a heavy snowfall, I remember some people using cross country skiis on the road.

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  22. Sorry about basement flooding!
    Sewer back up events are common here when it rains heavily except Islamabad or higher areas of the cities.
    People from here should use boats un like swimming through other stuff i got the idea from images

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  23. Wow, that's quite a bit of water to be able to canoe in it! I have browsed through your last several posts and you sure are busy! I love your flowers Red, so pretty!

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