Thanks for All the Good Wishes, You Guys

This is a Tuesday night shot of the brand new bridge over Escambia Bay that replaced the one Ivan blew away.

Miraculously, WE came out of it ~ in our low lying house ~ with nothing worse than a soggy garage and rattled nerves from a night of incessant thunder and lightening. I have NEVER in my life experienced anything like it. Just would NOT quit.

Folks in our neighborhood suffered terribly, though. A new military family who STILL had the UHaul from their move two days ago in front of their house had everything they owned baptised by half a foot of swamp water through the house. The new drainage system ~ put in after the 22 in. in one day event 3 years ago ~ may have solved a problem existing at the time, but the sure need to check out the water flow it’s creating.

Through, under and around someone’s house is not an optimal result of county “improvements”, I HATE to tell our district commissioner.

So, I’d say ~ conservatively ~ there’s at least 20+ houses in our little sub-division alone completely inundated, if not, like the poor folks above, damn near destroyed.

And we look GOOD compared to town and the rest of the county.
Seems like every other other one of our everyday roads and major arteries look like this:

Of course, in the middle of every disaster, a little levity emerges…

It was thundering again last night and now they’ve got storms forecast for the rest of today and Friday.

As we were already 18 inches above average when this hit and the schwamp behind us is filled to overflowing, I’m gonna have to wonder where any water is supposed to go.

6 Responses to “Thanks for All the Good Wishes, You Guys”

  1. Dr Alice says:

    Ho. Lee. Crap. That bridge shot is terrifying.

    Well, stay dry. My best wishes to all in your neighborhood especially that poor new family you mentioned.

  2. Julie says:

    Wow… SO glad y’all are ok. If you need ANYTHING, just shout, ok? Hang in there, my friend.

  3. Donna D says:

    THS, glad you and Major Dad are ok, I came home last night to a flooded family room, no heat, not hot water and our furnance will not work..sigh and we only got about 5 inches of rain!

  4. aelfheld says:

    Keep your water wings handy & stay safe.

  5. JeffS says:

    Dang! I heard about this, and was concerned. Glad to hear you and MD rode it out OK.

  6. nightfly says:

    Glad you’re safe!

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