Just as we were getting out of the van to run his errand, torrential rains hit. Yes, as Dad used to say, a Gully Washer. It rained so hard we could barely see the buildings on the far side of the street. As we left our errand and headed home, we had to go through the underpass beneath the train tracks. I was expecting it to be full of water and so slowed down considerably and stopped. I took a look and figured I could get through it. The water was up to the bumper of the van. Brandon couldn't believe it. He said he had never seen anything like that before.
By the time we got home, the rain had stopped as quickly as it had begun. It cooled off a little and then it began to get really hot and humid. We picked Jordan up from school because he had been caught in the rain and was dripping wet and shivering. Why? Because the school's air conditioner is working today. LOL
I came home and just as hubby and I was sitting down to dinner, the torrential rains hit again. Lots of thunder, lightning and rain.
Looking up the street, we could see the drain overflowing. It was raining so hard the water couldn't all get into the drain. I hope these photos will enlarge so you can get a better look.
And the place where we put the new stepping stones in and the ground cover. Enlarge if you can and see the water pouring out the downspout.
This has been an interesting day. I certainly don't have to water any flowers or vegetables tonight. Hope everyone is safe. We heard on the news that places in the US were also hit by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.