Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tropical Storm Hermine

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I woke up yesterday morning to the sound of rain. I snuggled under the covers and enjoyed the sound of the raindrops hitting the roof a little while longer before I dragged myself out of bed to start my day.
A few hours later, it seemed the storm had passed and my daughter was preparing to join a friend for a bike ride. Then we heard thunder. She decided to go anyway. "She'll learn," I thought to myself.

Then I turned the TV to The Weather Channel to get a look at the radar. What's this about a tropical storm? Where did that come from? There was nothing in the Gulf yesterday morning...was there? This is what happens when you don't pay attention during hurricane season - storms sneak up on you.

The rain was coming down in sheets now, so I called my daughter to find out where she was. "We're under a bridge." There is a section of the hike / bike path that goes under the main road to a shopping center. My bike rack holds two bikes and I offered to go get them, but she said they thought they could make it back during the next break in the rain. About an hour later, she walked in the door soaking wet.

Today was even wetter than yesterday. We are under a flash flood and a tornado watch, but they did not cancel school. They did not even cancel after school programs, so my daughter is in her Cosmotology late lab. It makes me very nervous when she has to drive in this weather. I hope it doesn't rain like this tomorrow, or it will flood. I'm safe in my third floor apartment, but I worry about the roads.

27 comments:

Kelly said...

It seemed to come out of nowhere, didn't it?!

Hope y'all avoid flooding!

Brian Miller said...

wow. did not know there was one out there either..stay dry and safe

Jen said...

Rain is lovely, but not when there are people and animals to worry about outside!

P.S. The chili you noted about sounds delish! I love chili season. And yep, I was talking about the Google bubbles/balls/thingies.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Hope you all are safe. After all the storms the passed couple years I get scared when the wind blows. Your daughter is in Cosmetology school? Cool! I'm a Hairstylist for ove 16 years now.

Unknown Mami said...

Both of you stay safe, please.

Amity said...

Inclement weather is always a threat to our safety especially our children.

May the coming days give you a better weather condition Jen!

Thanks so much for dropping by in my space! loved it! :)

jack69 said...

We all learn, some do not remember but at best we are all poor weather prophets. haha

Glad all she got was wet.
Take care

Bernie said...

It is that time of year and we all have to be careful, these storms can turn on a dime.
......:-)Hugs

Vince said...

Still the rain will cool things down a tad, won't it.

Tempo said...

Southern Australia has just had storms and widespread flooding, cant complain though..we needed the water so bad. I got caught out twice riding the Yamaha...I'd forgotten just how much rain can sting.

Nes said...

Although rain poses many dangers, I still love it for the cool weather it brings and the Cody warmth of sleeping in on a rainy day-that is, when the rain isn't severe enough to cause a flood. Interesting post!

....Petty Witter said...

Is it possible we are catching the tail end of it here in the UK? It has constantly rained with severe winds for the last few days.

Anti-Supermom said...

Good luck with all that yucky, yucky weather.

I live in Minnesota - I feel your pain come December.

Lourie said...

Stay dry and safe. Crazy that they didn't cancel anything.

Jen said...

It has cooled down to 86 and will be 74 tonight.

sage said...

I remember being out in the bands of rain that come from tropical storms... Stay dry... As for the sounds of rain, you can't beat a tin roof, but insulation has ruined that, keeping out the sound with the heat... I love rain on a tin roof

Christiejolu said...

Stay safe...I will be thinking of you!

AmyLK said...

I love rain but not when it comes with flooding and hurricanes! We just got missed by Earl last week. Fingers crossed that Hermine moves on quickly.

Amy said...

yes, rain and storms can be wild for sure. I hope all goes well for you and your daughter.

Captain Dumbass said...

Flash flooding and tornadoes. I'm glad I live somewhere I only have to worry about snow.

ρομπερτ said...

Even though I miss and love rain to bits, this sounds a little bit too much of it ... a safe road ahead for her. A quiet and peaceful Thursday for you all.

Nick said...

We're pretty dry here in the southeast, send some our way

Sandra said...

Safely esconsced in a part of Canada that does not get hurricanes, only brutally freezing temperatures for 8 months of the year, I wonder which I'd rather: torrential rainfalls or freezing my boobs off?

Kathleen Scott said...

Hermine gave us 7+ inches, and a leak around the chimney. The Hill Country needed the rain but I'll be glad when this one is gone and I can get the roof fixed.

tywo said...

It's pretty dry here. I love riding my bike in the rain, just like your daughter. One time, I had to park under the bridge because of the storms. I stayed there hungry for about 2 hours. I haven't ridden in the rain since then..ha. I learned!
All my love.



LOVE!

Jen said...

Dallas had tornadoes. After Allison and now Hermine you will never again hear me say, "It's just a tropical storm (as opposed to a hurricane)."

I hope you get your roof repaired soon, Kathleen.

Heather said...

I was thinking the same thing! We had some light rain and then all of a sudden they were talking about Tropical storm Hermine. I didn't even know there was a threat of one coming in, till it was here! Unpredicable Texas weather! One day hot, the next nice and then WHAM a gully washer!

So glad yall were safe and undamaged.

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