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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Alex, Yeah We Felt Him

Since Tuesday, we had been monitoring Alex.  Yes Ladies and Gents, Alex was a huge storm and the rain bands were far reaching late Wednesday before landfall in Mexico we started getting rain.

Then all day Thursday and Friday other bands of thunderstorms would roll in and the wind was kinda scary.  I will take pictures of a small flowering tree in our front lawn which, had its top layer of bark stripped clean hopefully, it was meant to come off naturally on its own.  I would guess on our little slice of heaven we got between 8 to 10 inches of rain.  What was great was-- the bands came far enough spread apart to have the run off complete so no flooding in our yard.  Though our hens have not free ranged since Tuesday.

This family however, was not so lucky.  Their house and property was sitting on low laying land and all the run off came into their yard.  This is just up the road from us near Beeville.  I really hope they had flood insurance.  I am trying to convince my husband we need it.  True our house is on a 'built up' pad foundation but, what if the next storm is even larger?  To me, $300 a year is for peace of mind is well worth it.  To all affected by Alex, I hope those recovering are safe and sound in their slices of soggy heaven.

Well we are off to prepare the house for visitors.  The older kiddos are coming down to have a grill out with their father.  Next week, he will be having knee surgery and will be home for two weeks to recover.

I hope ya'll are safe, happy, and secure on this Fourth of July weekend.  Please remember to say thank you to a solider while you are throwing back a few brews and eating outside.

7 comments:

Melodie said...

Glad you all are safe and sound! Houston had some flooding too but it does that just about every time it rains!We don't have flooding issues up here thank goodness! I agree on that flood insurance..everyone along the coast should have it!

Sharon said...

Lots of rain! At least you didn't get flooded. Too bad about all that were. Yep, think flood insurance would be a really good idea. I don't need it myself, because if it gets this high, I will catch a ride with Noah.

Have a great time with the family!

SavRed said...

I've got to get my files together--just in case, you know?

Savannah doesn't usually get it, but you never know!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I have never "suffered" a serious storm....
I think I would do a Helen Hunt and hide in the cellar
xxx

Texan said...

Glad you guys didn't flood! Sorry to see some of your neighbors did and I think I would have to agree if your in the path of getting a lot of rain off Hurricanes then I would want the flood insurance too...

Hope your DH's knee surgery goes really well and he has a speedy uneventful recovery!

Talitha D'Andrea said...

WOW! That's a ton of rain! Glad to hear you're safe- I was worried about you all.

Theladywhotalkstorocks said...

How'd the Neighbors house hold up?