Monday, November 18, 2013

The Rains Came

A friend of my husband's sent this image taken in the early morning hours.
Apparently there was quite a lightning show while I was sleeping.
 Although there were a lot of clouds this morning, it looked pretty good out there.
 I had high hopes that the storm had bypassed us.
But just before the end of school, the sky let loose. 
Zack and I were soaked by the time we got to the car.
And streets had already begun to flood because of clogged sewage drains.
 A couple of friends sent pictures from their areas.
And lots of videos have been circulating of major flooding in some parts of the country.
There are people who do crazy things when water is involved.
And some people just don't know how to stay home when the roads are a mess so there's been lots of sirens all afternoon and evening.

This all, of course, is nothing compared to what happened in the Philippines.
A friend messaged that in Illinois there were tornadoes.
And Melanie at Comfy House said that a little town 3 hours from her was totally devastated.
Seems to be lots of crazy weather at the moment.
Praying for calm days ahead and relief to all affected.
Blessings,

27 comments:

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, lots of rain there! I bet it helps the green growing things, though. I'm glad you got home safe. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Diane said...

Hope the worst of it is over and that you're all safe. What a mess. Hoped that it would miss you. You and your husband's friend captured some beautiful shots of the sky. Diane

September Violets said...

These are great photos of the coming storm. Hopefully you were spared any flooding damage to your home. People here get nutty when we get our first major snowstorms. It takes a few tries before everyone remembers how to drive in wintertime. But even though we have to shovel it, I think I'd prefer lots of snow to lots of rain & floods. Take care Tammy! Wendy x

Betsy said...

Amazing pictures of the storm and I'm glad you're safe and sound. Yes, the weather seems to be crazy these day. I friend of ours lives just outside a town in Illinois that was totally devastated in a tornado this past weekend. So sad and the Phillipines too.
Blessings,
Betsy

Susan said...

Yikes, Tammy. That was quite a deluge. It's been Indian summer here....balmy even.

But the face-freezing weather will be here soon enough.

Thanks for your visits. Susan

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful sky photos-but looks like way too much rain for your area-hope it was not so bad for you getting home.
we just missed the tornadoes where I live here in Missouri but we had very very strong winds here all weekend-finally calm and back to normal here today. I agree-crazy weather all over the globe-

Debi Y. said...

I hope the weather has calmed down there for you. Stay in if you can. :)

Mistea said...

The storms have been crazy all over.
Stay safe and dry.

Yarni Gras! said...

oh wow! Rain can either be a blessing or a curse, stay safe and crochet

Wanda said...

Oh Tammy, sorry for the storms and flooding, but the sky pictures are just stunning.

We had some storms in the US too, and one tornado touched down 30 miles from our grandson's college. Yikes...prayers for safety!!

Ana BC said...

amazing photos!

June said...

That first photo is beautiful! I am so glad you are safe and that your drive home was uneventful Tammy. Mother Nature seems to be letting loose everywhere. I was sick when the Typhoon hit and now the awful tornados that took so many homes.
stay safe dear and hugs from here...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thanks for the update, Tammy! I'm glad you're okay. My prayers go out to all those effected by the tornadoes and yes, it's heartbreaking what's happened in the Phillipines. Twyla

Kit said...

Glad you made it home okay. Take care! Kit

Createology said...

Thankfully you are safe. The weather is setting new territories and there is no normal any longer. Praying for all the tornado victims of this past weekend. We are going to get rain tomorrow. Peace and Joy Dear...

Pearlin J said...

Sorry to hear about the flooding and the sirens.Hopefully the storm has passed

vintage grey said...

Wow, that is a lot of rain! Glad you are okay in it all! Take care and wishing you a wonderful week! xo Heather

Lori ann said...

wow that sky! i hope your storm passes with no damage, it is scary when nature is so unpredictable. take good care tammy!

Hindustanka said...

Oh, Tammy! I am glad your family is safe! Indeed, some strange weather these days all over the world. We also saw Philippines, and America's tornado on TV yesterday. Heart breaking, I cannot imagine how people who lost their homes, and close ones might be feeling now... :(
Take care!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
That first photo I like a lot better than the last ones... Better stay away when the rains are that heavy. We cannot win from Mother Nature.
It's not so much that we have lots of crazy weather at the moment, or any moment that is. But with our multi media we get it rubbed into our eyes instantly and that makes it appear like lots of... Statistically it always has been like this, more or less but with more dense population that ads to the casualties and it IS devastating for anyone involved.
Indeed praying for calmer times in this entire big and simultaneously small world.
Hugs,
Mariette

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

…such a weather!!!!! Crazy!!!!!
xxxxxxx Ale

Sangeetha said...

Glad you are safe. You are right...crazy weather seems to be going on all over the globe. Love and Hugs.

Dagmar said...

Wow, Tammy! those are some amazing photos! it is strange to think of how damaging water, wind and fire can all be. Here in AZ. when it rains really hard, the desert just can not absorb any more moisture and it just rushes into the collection areas...hoping everyone stays safe!
Xo
Dagmar

Serena Lewis said...

Goodness, I hope the weather eases up soon for you, Tammy. We've been dealing with hail storms for the past week...no flooding but lots of damage in some areas. Stay safe and dry. xo

oldthings said...

It seems that was nice to have the time for you and for home !Your flowers look so lovely !Have a wonderful day !

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The weather has been crazy in so many parts of the world this past week! So glad that I'm working my way back through your posts to catch up and all is well now. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Vicki Boster said...

Wow! That lightening photo is amazing! Love the clouds and filtered light photos--

The weather can be so horrible at times- causing so much damage. Prayers for all those affected so tragically--
Vicki

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