A River Runs Through It

I’ve been MIA entertaining out-of-town guests and as of last Friday afternoon…scooping water!

Where did all that rain come from? We certainly don’t live in lakefront property but suddenly it was like our street was one snarling river. People were abandoning their cars through the windows. The kids across the street paddled their inflatable raft down the street. It was unbelievable! Everyone was outside with their digital cameras under their big golf umbrellas documenting quite a sight to behold. This is what our street looked like that day.

Unfortunately, we got some water seepage in our basement. I’m still waiting for the insurance adjuster to return my call to schedule a visit. I’m sure most people are still waiting because of the heavy call volume the insurance companies are experiencing.

It was nice to see the neighbourhood pull together and open their homes to stranded motorists.

Now all we have to do is clean up! Hope you all stayed safe and relatively dry that day!

4 Comments so far

  1. shy (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 2:41 pm

    omg! judy that looks crazy… glad everyone in your family is alright. i can’t imagine what that must have been like.

  2. abbas halai (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 2:42 pm


  3. jafer (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 3:25 pm

    Holy! That was really something, thank God we had a reservoir over here to catch it all.

    And it’s a great pic – I wish that I’d been able to capture something so drastic.

  4. shy (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 8:15 pm

    i guess we’re quite lucky not to get this quite often, but when something like this does hit us, i always wonder what the future holds.

    i’m still waiting for a major twister to go ripping through the city.

    of course i hope that won’t happen but it is something that i wonder if and when it might happen.

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