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10 inches of rain!
« on: August 15, 2011, 10:37:47 AM »

        That's right; here in South Jersey we got 10 inches of rain in 9 hours!  Our property was an island for many hours. Water coming around our house and across the road in a  steady stream.   Hubby and I  sucked up 320 gallons of water out of our basement and carried it up the  stairs from 9 am til 5 pm!  We were exhausted. (He has heart problems , so it wasn't easy for him either)
        Roads are washed out and dams have broken, our county has been declared a disaster area!   And last week we were complaining of the drought.
  Our son, daughter-in-law and 2 girls came over early afternoon, their power was out due to downed tree on the power lines and telephone lines.   Things were back to fixed and they went back home a little after 7.
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Re: 10 inches of rain!
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 02:07:00 PM »
WOW!!     :o  10 inches of rain in 9 hrs. is a lot!!

There's never any happy medium is there?  It's either feast or famine.  Hope you didn't have anything in your basement that got water logged.

Hoping things recede quickly and your wayward streams go away.

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Re: 10 inches of rain!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 07:37:13 PM »

I hope your soggy mess of water has receded.  Any more storms lately?


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Re: 10 inches of rain!
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 02:21:33 PM »
Hi Quilt4fun,

Got to love the "high" waters...  I'm further down the coast from you and we had about 8, maybe a tad more and things flooded.  I'm glad to see that things have returned back to seminormal!

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Re: 10 inches of rain!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 06:46:00 AM »

Lots of places NEED rain, but you guys had to go and HOG IT ALL AT ONCE!

But it is NO FUN having water around and IN your house.  Been there, done that, and hated every minute.   Now you should get flood insurance, I imagine.

Hope it dries out and all is back to normal soon.

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Re: 10 inches of rain!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 12:03:44 PM »
Wow, that is just an enormous amount of water in such a short time. I hope both you and your hubby are going to be able to get some rest after this marathon. Hopefully the rain will stay away for a long time now.

This day and age of weather is really something---never know when or what is going to happen. Best to keep the snow shovel handy and the boat tied to the house. Irish ;D