Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Lots and lots of rain
Sometime around 2:30 AM, I was awakened by the sound of wind and rain slamming into my bedroom window. I got up to look out and saw rain coming down in sheets, sideways from the south. The remnants of hurricane Norbert had made it's way into the valley and it left behind quite a bit of damage, mostly to cars that got caught in flooded streets and highways. In fact, all of the major highways in and out of Phoenix were closed in places yesterday while clean up crews siphoned off the water and towed away the flooded cars. I watched the news and saw just how bad it was in some places. The photo above was taken in a parking lot not far from where I live.
There was no damage at my house and the water stayed outside where it belongs.
The above photo is from the parking lot of the Safeway store near my house. Since water drainage isn't a priority in the desert, many places don't have the drain facilities to accommodate so much water when it comes down at that rate. They cleared the highways pretty quickly but it might be a day or two before the parking lots are water free.