Yowch, there's a nasty series of storms rolling through here today. I just hope they don't drop any hail while I'm at my physical therapy appointment . . . that's the only time today my car's going to be outside the garage. If that, and no tornadoes, and no power outage, everything will be a-okay. =P
It was rather interesting. I was coming home from my physical therapy appointment and the road leading into my neighborhood was like a river. (not the road directly in front of my house, though; we're on high ground, it all flows away from us) Seriously, the water was flowing at 5-10mph down the street towards the oversized storm drains, and was deep enough that it spilled over top of the five-inch curbs in several places. In spots, the water rose higher than my Camry's axles - I was impressed that my baby never once even sputtered. =P
More storms are coming in this afternoon. Though the storm drains took care of all that water handily (after about an hour), with the ground now thoroughly saturated with water, there's likely to be more runoff than there was earlier today. Anyhow, due to how slowly I had to drive through that water, I was able to bust out my camera and take a couple of short 640x480 videos of it. Too bad it's not higher resolution, but eh, take what you can get I suppose.
Post by captainkitsune on Mar 30, 2007 17:34:34 GMT
I kinda envy weather like that, i mean i guess it can get scary but you guys get such a varity in weather its kinda fun XD Here it's rain, rain, wind, clouds, cloud and rain, cloud and wind, wind, cloud, sun, repeat.
Though i'm quite enjoying the sun here lately, awsome for walks down this old overgrown wood/railway here :0
So I've heard. =P BTW, did you guys know that Photobucket now has a 1GB limit and lets you upload videos? Teh win! Therefore, I present three short videos of me driving through rapidly flowing water flooding a street near where I live.
Number 1 = I was surprised by the depth of this flowing water, and kinda dropped the camera briefly to concentrate on driving. I used the curb to gauge the depth of the water, and it became more difficult to do when the water topped the curb.
Number 2 = This is the one where you can best tell how deep the water is thanks to the Ford Focus puttering along in front of me. And keep in mind that I'm driving a 2001 Camry with more than an inch LESS ground clearance than the model of Focus that's in front of me and nearly getting swamped. Yup, my car rides just 5 inches above the ground, while that Focus rides at 6.2 inches.
Number 3 = the deepest water. It tops the curb fairly easily here, and at the very end, you can barely see two spots on the right where water is getting sucked in by something. That something is a pair of huge storm drains, each about four feet long and three or so inches wide. Of course, just after passing that drain, I hit a strong upstream current and had to rev the engine to keep moving, to keep from being stopped or even pushed back - I don't know if it was because of the current and water getting pushed aside by my bumper, or if it was because the front wheels of my car were actually starting to lift off the ground.