No, the water didn’t get over the road by our house but there’s a creek probably a bit less than 1/4 mile through the woods (more or less) from our house. It meanders down past my friend’s house, then the highway we take to go to town has a bridge over the creek and then friends live just over the bridge on the creek. I’m sure you have a very clear picture of what I’m describing . . NOT!
There are signs on that highway that say “Impassible During High Water” but our county seems to have hit the jackpot on High Water signs because they’ve shown up everywhere. Less than a month ago, Vince and I started to town and there were barricades on the sides of the road like maybe the road had been closed. We couldn’t believe it because there hadn’t been that much rain but, yes, we could see where water had beat down the weeds.
Friday night . . probably Saturday morning mostly, it rained. It wasn’t like a flood. It didn’t wake me but Vince said the thunder scared Rita. It didn’t rain the rest of the day. About 4:30 Chad and Nicole came by. Chad said “I hope you know another way to get to town because the road we always take is under water.” He said they were turning them around before they got to the main highway coming to our house.
This afternoon we ran down to our friend’s houses. The water was gone but the barricades were on the side of the road again. You could see where parts of the road were damaged by the water. That all seems kinda crazy considering how little rain we got. Several times when we lived in Texas, we got 5 or 6 inches of rain in a short amount of time. That much rain quickly would probably wash away all the roads around here.