I am thankful:
*That my extended family along the East Coast is fine, and so are their dwellings.
*That we did not lose power or communication during the worst of the storm.
*That my house is on top of a hill and it would take A LOT of rain in a small amount of time for the creek to flood my house.
These pictures are just a timeline of the creek that runs through my neighborhood across our backyards. In no way are they comparable to the flooding in many cities!
|The creek on a normal day (this tree is to the left of the next 5 pictures)|
|10/29 around noon (taken from my deck)|
|10/29 around 2:00 pm|
|10/29 around 4:15 pm|
|10/29 around 5:40 pm (last shot before sunset)|
|10/30 around 8:00 am|
Just for comparison purposes, here is a picture from the worst flooding we have witnessed since living in this neighborhood. It is taken on ground level and the "Florida Room" of our neighbor's house (see below the word "branches" in the picture above) is about 4 feet from the edge of the water.
|5/26/2011 Our little creek became a river!|