Thursday, August 18, 2005

Tropical Remnants of Charley

Tropical Storm Charley in Virginia Beach Posted by Picasa
"The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind." ~ Carl Hiaasen (American author and columnist)
Hurricane Charley left massive destruction in Florida last year. By the time it's rain reached Virginia Beach it had been downgraded into a tropical storm. There was very little wind but a significant amount of rain in a short period of time. This resulted in flooding on our street. We had street flooding in Mississippi but I had never experienced water rising so fast. One minute the street gutters were full of rushing water and the next the whole street was covered and water was rising onto the driveways and grass. We managed to quickly move all our cars out of the way but some didn't. This type of flooding didn't last too long, it seemed to recede almost as fast as it happened. Hopefully, this will be as close as we come for a few years.

This is my entry for Lens Day topic "tropical." I know it's lame but I've never been to the Caribbean or Hawaii and my best picture of a Bird of Paradise plant is buried somewhere in a storage unit of stuff. (end of post)

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