We Had A Little Rain In Holiday FL
We have had rain for the last week and a half. Not just a shower or two. We have had RAIN. My area has gotten over 6 inches in the last few days. Not too bad, no flooding.
But Holiday, FL just a few miles from us, has received over 13". Lots of flooding and many people moved out of their homes because they had no power, no sewage, nothing. The news showed the streets in that area: people were swimming, children were splashing, kayaks and small John boats were floating around taking their owners belongings to a temporary shelter. Thousand Oaks also had flooding along with some other areas.
Yesterday was another rainy day, it was one continuous monsoon after another. My little pond actually had white caps from the winds. Today is another rainy day.
When will it end? Our weather people tell us that we may have a bit of sunshine by Tuesday or maybe Wednesday. I sure hope so.
Pasco County is trying to be declared a Disaster Area which will make it easier for people in these flooded areas to get loans to make repairs. And the county will be able to improve some of our drainage system; which really needs it. And we need road repairs after all the water sat on them. Gov. Scott toured and said that hard work will bring us back to normal. No word about the Disaster relief.
Tropical Storm Debbie back in 2012 left a few inches more that we've had so far but didn't seem to move so fast and cover so much inland territory.
I love rain but this is getting tiring and we developed a leak in one of our transom windows in the livingroom. Craig has been working on it in between storms.
AND I'm getting cabin fever.
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