29 July 2009

Drip, drip, drip....


Vanderhorst St., Charleston, SC

Summer in Charleston. Aaargh. I wasn't a step ahead of the cloud burst today and had to plot my way home to avoid the flooded streets. It's all so much more fun when you don't have to drive in it.

Flood Cams, I tell ya. I want Flood Cams. Why can't I go online before I leave work and know what intersections are flooded?

10 comments:

  1. and i thought we got the worst floods here in asia... haha... be safe.... i think it's best to stay home...:)

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  2. Charleston is on a peninsula. If it rains at high tide we flood regularly.

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  3. I'm glad I'm not there this weekend because I'm sure my car would have flooded on Radcliffe Street.

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  4. Looks like a typical summer afternoon in Ft. Lauderdale. I don't miss it at all.

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  5. So that's why Tampa didn't flood. YOU got our downpour. Charleston probably has the same situation at times that we do...the 2-3 inch rain in an hour cannot drain because of high tide. When that happens here it backs up and produces scenes like you posted. What a pain!!!!!!!! You do have stylish hip boots I bet.

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  6. Some of our streets were a bit like that yesterday. It's been raining almost non-stop here!

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  7. Halcyon - We seem to get them every afternoon. I just got soaked again :)

    Frank - Same here. I don't have boots though. I wear walking sandals and wade through. I try not to think of what is in the water. Cringe.

    B Squared - I love it when I am snug inside.

    Caroline - You know exactly what I am talking about!

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  8. Oh, wow! That must happen a lot if you feel the need for a flood cam!

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  9. not exactly a floodcam, but here's the guys that are the worst offenders, particularly at high tide:

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104300648662766498580.00046693fa11ae28f1887&z=15

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  10. Nikki - It happens every time it rains at high tide. It can get pretty tiresome.

    Jess - Hey, thanks!

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