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Flooding toward the street behind...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 27 June 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...the heavy rain from tropical storm Debby filled the large and deep drainage retention area next to our property to overflowing. Fortunately, we sit higher than the point of overflow.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/30 second F/3.5 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


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Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

beautiful colors. very nice image.

27 Jun 2012 8:07am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful atmosphere.

27 Jun 2012 8:28am

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

In Florida, sitting high is a good thing. You are blessed. God is good!

27 Jun 2012 10:07am

@Susan Rose: Thank you, Susan, and you are right; we are blessed and God is good! ♥

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, that's a dramatic view and I am glad you sit high enough to avoid water damage.

27 Jun 2012 10:41am

@Rick: Thanks, Rick ... we are too!

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Thank God! I feel a mixture of awe and amazement at this. Hope everyone is safe and warm!

27 Jun 2012 12:53pm

@tyan: We are fine, but others aren't as fortunate. ;(

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb framing !

27 Jun 2012 12:54pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

In such adverse weather conditions, one might discover their house transformed overnight into a houseboat of sorts. Am glad yours wasn't. We have sunshine in Bradenton today. And very little wind.

27 Jun 2012 1:56pm

@Viewfinder: I hadn't thought of the "houseboat" idea, but I've seen some on TV that fit that model. ;( ... Today things are sunny and bright, and drying out.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Oh my. That's a lot of rain. We have the other extreme - 106 yesterday, dry and windy.

27 Jun 2012 2:09pm

@B. Thomas: I know. You and our d-i-l in CO are struggling with drought, and there in CO are the horrible fires.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That's proper wet, as we would say

27 Jun 2012 3:36pm

@CElliottUK: Okay ... that's a 'new term' for us ... "Proper wet!" '... ;D

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Whoa! I was wondering how some of the Floridians were doing! Thankfully you have remained on high ground. Your shot from inside the screened porch gives a great vantage point to the extreme flooding outside. Now if only the system could travel west to Colorado and New Mexico!

27 Jun 2012 4:54pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven ... and how I wish we could send rain out west. We have a d-i-l and g-dtr in CO, who badly need rain in their area. We also have a friend in Corrales, NM, who needs rain!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Ocean Road in South Shields looked like this on Sunday (I wasn't there), but that was a result of two thunderstorms and lots of chicken fat in the drains - we have a lot of restaurants on that street. Glad that everything is not too bad yet in Florida, and good to see that Debby has decided to move out towards the open sea.

27 Jun 2012 5:01pm

@Curly: Oh, my word ... "chicken fat in the drains" ... that sounds like an ecological problem that needs to be addressed!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great documented capture of your weather conditions ... I hear the gulf coast was getting hammered with non-stop rain b/c Debby was stationery ... I hope things improve as Debby moves out!

27 Jun 2012 7:48pm

@RBL: You are right ... we were "hammered" but thankfully we were high enough to escape any damage.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Oh my goodness it seems to be rather close! Glad to hear that you escaped unscathed! Nicely captured Judy! ;-)

27 Jun 2012 10:25pm

@Eric Cousineau: Stay tuned ... a few more images will follow, but yes, we are thankful to have escaped any damage.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

yep, i think the phrase raining buckets was coined during these type of storms in florida. oh my...

2 Jul 2012 10:56pm

1/30 second
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)