I was Almost Flooded Out Tonight!!

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Real Estate Agent with Castle Connections Realty 0517896

Rain, Rain go away.  I really mean it.  I live on a creek in Plano and the water was the highest I've ever seen in my 7 years in this house and my neighbor that has lived on the creek for over 20 years had never seen anything like it.  Luckily, it stopped raining after about an hour and the water has started to recede.

Independence, one of the main roads in Plano, was flooded around Glencliff(my street) and shut down this evening.  With several cars stuck in the high water.  They had to call the firetruck for a rescue.

I wanted to share some of my photos with you.  Water is so powerful, it is amazing.   

This is my deck about 1/3 of the way down my property was that completely covered.  Never seen that before.  It didn't get washed away but we will have to inspect it for damage after the water goes down. 

The Maxima and the Minivan were stuck in the water with several people inside.  They were rescued and everyone is okay.

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Bruce Bourgault, Vice President, Mpro
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Hi Linda -- Please be safe.  I lived in San Antonio for a while and we had some bad rain but nothing like what you folks are getting this year.  Aloha
Jul 11, 2007 12:04 PM #1
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I feel for you. That is so scary. I have lived through 5 hurricanes in the past 12 years here in Wellington Florida. One time the floods after were so bad people were picking up their kids from school in rowboats and air boats! The photos show the amazing power of water! Katerina
Jul 11, 2007 12:10 PM #2
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Rhonda Meredith
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Houston has been slammed, but we had a nice day today. Hope it gets better!
Jul 11, 2007 12:11 PM #3
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All you can do is smile and wait for another day.  Here was my backyard in the spring.

Jul 11, 2007 12:13 PM #4
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Last year, my basement apartment had a major flood the weekend a tenant (her parents were flooded out by Katrina) moved in.  Half the basements in Washington had a foot or so of water from that storm.  Water is beautiful and powerful and scary!  I am so glad it receded!  Great photos and good luck with your deck!
Jul 11, 2007 12:19 PM #5
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Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
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Bruce - Thanks for the kind words. 

Nestor & Katerina - I was getting a little nervous about our house.  If it keep raining, we were going to have to think of a plan.

Rhonda - We had beautiful weather today until about 5:30pm and then the skies opened up. 

Dan - Great picture.  I'm not the only one with a flooded backyard. 

The water is quickly going down but it made for a very very interesting evening!  Probably one that I don't want to re-live for awhile. 

Jul 11, 2007 12:19 PM #6
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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Linda, I'm so sorry to hear that.  I hope it gets better.
Jul 11, 2007 12:21 PM #7
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Christopher Pike, 803.727.7800
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I feel for you!!!

Jul 11, 2007 12:23 PM #8
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Joe Zapata
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I hope it all works out for you.  I lived in Beumont for a while and they got hit pretty hard when I was there.

We sure could use some of that liquid sunshine out here in CA.

Jul 11, 2007 12:32 PM #9
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Linda,  I feel for you... Hope the losses aren't to big.  Our river (  more of a creek ) has overflowed a few times in the 20+ years we have lived here.  The first was the Worst... back in '91 after we had lived here for seven years without any problems I built a nice basement office.  Tower computers on the floor, lowest draw of all the file cabinets filled with floppy discs and we got 18" of water.  Live and learn and keep everyone safe.
Jul 11, 2007 12:59 PM #10
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I hope your day gets better for you.  I am sorry to hear about all the terrible weather you are having to deal with.  Our prayers are with you.
Jul 11, 2007 01:00 PM #11
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Linda Box Taylor
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Patricia, Stephanie, Christopher - Thanks for the kind words.  The water has gone down significantly.

Joe - I'd love to send some rain your way.  We were in a terrible drought last year but not now!!

Dan - The water never got to our house so thankfully no real damage.  Only tree limbs and debris on our property and we'll check the deck tomorrow.  It was just getting too close for comfort this evening. 

Jul 11, 2007 01:26 PM #12
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Linda Scanlan
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Wow, I live just south of Ft. Worth and saw on the news that you had heavy rains in your area, but they didn't say anything about this! I think our drought is over!
Jul 11, 2007 01:32 PM #13
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Linda Box Taylor
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I thought everyone would enjoy this picture for comparison.  This is what the creek is suppose to look like. 

Jul 11, 2007 01:43 PM #14
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Linda Box Taylor
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Just wanted to share this news with my AR Family.  I emailed these pictures to the local News and they used them on the 10pm News.  My pictures are famous!!  Pretty neat! 

Jul 11, 2007 03:26 PM #15
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Linda, Sorry you all are still getting rain up there.  Hasn't rained in 3 days down here in San Antonio...whew, what a relief.  Luckily I live on high ground and not near one of the many creeks around the city.

Yep, definitely looks like our drought is over, for this year anyway.  Hope it dries for you guys up there and we don't get anymore rain for awhile.

 

Jul 11, 2007 04:24 PM #16
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Kaushik Sirkar
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Wow, that looks pretty bad!!  Thats one thing I enjoy about AZ - other than summer heat we have no real weather related problems!
Jul 11, 2007 07:36 PM #17
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Tom Burris
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I saw a pic yesterday from the living room of a home on lake lewisville.

The water was about 5 feet from the house. WOW, talk about lakeside property!!!!

Jul 12, 2007 01:36 AM #18
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Linda Box Taylor
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Linda & Judi - we've had scattered storms in the area for the last few days so it is kinda hit or miss.  My Mom lives in the City of Dallas about 10 miles south of me and they didn't get a thing! 

Kaushik - It really was amazing to see the water that high and powerful.  I hear we got about 3 inches of rain in hour!!  Incredible.

Tom - I thought I was living on a raging river last night.  I saw trash cans and basketballs floating by.  It was kinda funny!  I normally can't even see the water from my house but it got about 20 feet from the farthest point of my house last night. 

But is back to normal this morning!  I'll be busy this weekend picking up tree branches and all the trash and debris that the creek leaves behind in our backyard when it floods. 

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