What a pain in the ass. Understand, we are not in a low area where I live, but my gutters are shot, my foundation has a crack in it and whenever we get these "once in a lifetimes," each one worse than the last, which so far has been about a dozen times since I moved here in 1986, my garage and basement office floods. There isn't a spare towel or blanket left in the house that isn't sopping wet and stacked up outside the washer waiting for processing. Carpet soaked in places but managed to avoid major damage to books. The local high school fared worse:
Heavy rainfall across the Birmingham area caused by Tropical Storm Lee will slow in the next few hours, but streets will likely remain flooded, the National Weather service reported at 8:30 p.m.
Between midnight and 8 p.m., the Birmingham Shuttlesworth-International Airport today received 6.69 inches of rain, washing away a record of 2.1 inches that was set on this day in 1949, according to the National Weather Service. . .
The auditorium of Pinson Valley High School collapsed tonight and three to five feet of rain is standing in the building, said Jefferson County schools spokeswoman Nez Calhoun. No one was injured. . .
The 7.85 inches of rain that fell today in Pinson shattered the 24 hour rainfall total record for the city, set back on March 19, 1970, said weather service meteorologist Jessica Talley.
Funny thing. That auditorium was just finished last year at great expense. Brand spanking new and now, in a county that is -- thanks to corrupt politicians now wearing federal prison uniforms -- bankrupt but won't admit it, they'll have to rebuild it. Glad my daughters are out of it.
It'll take weeks to dry the basement out.
But, of course it could be worse. I'm counting my blessings.