{IMPACT and AFTERMATH of TROPICAL THUNDERSTORMS} 2013

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{IMPACT and AFTERMATH of TROPICAL THUNDERSTORMS} 2013

Post by Admin on Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:35 am

2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">Officially it is hurricane season and that has also an impact on part of the United States. Living in the south east of the USA is great, related to the climate but sometimes we do pay a high price for sunny weather as things tend to go wrong. Tropical storms, disturbances and heavy thunderstorms with buckets of rain are a high price we often pay.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1_H_FRKec98/UhMJF33qwzI/AAAAAAAATlY/Lq_2W5ZpdBs/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1_H_FRKec98/UhMJF33qwzI/AAAAAAAATlY/Lq_2W5ZpdBs/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On Sunday afternoon of August 18, we were making the rounds over our estate and we first hand could see the damage that was caused by a severe thunderstorm on Wednesday, August 14, with a tremendous downpour that caused flooding.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You can see that lots of soil got washed out from underneath the bridge's ramp... gone!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The wooden bridge got beaten up too and lots of debris laying around everywhere.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--fbxzirIHJM/UhMJs65rdWI/AAAAAAAATlg/JQOZn7WQ9Os/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--fbxzirIHJM/UhMJs65rdWI/AAAAAAAATlg/JQOZn7WQ9Os/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">That's the last of our three bridges and that too got beaten up and lots of soil washed out from underneath its ramp.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">But what can we do?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ulPcLurPUoc/UhMKDKr6h-I/AAAAAAAATlo/tpio9HBAlxc/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ulPcLurPUoc/UhMKDKr6h-I/AAAAAAAATlo/tpio9HBAlxc/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You see that white chevron, it is pointing towards debris, leaves and such that left a trail from where the flood line was on Wednesday, August 14.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our Spunky girl is even impressed and looking at it...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the far distance comes our Smokey boy; they join us for the usual 'cat walk'.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s4ZS_o1vCg4/UhMKi_hzxRI/AAAAAAAATl0/QnNKqIxyP80/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s4ZS_o1vCg4/UhMKi_hzxRI/AAAAAAAATl0/QnNKqIxyP80/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">When we had gone inside on Sunday, August 18, for having our tea, another heavy thunderstorm came up suddenly and we had a tremendous downpour. This is ONLY 5 hours later!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We were quite shocked and worried about our bridges, our trees, shrubs and plants...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9zOJ7KfGwfU/UhMLDHd4ukI/AAAAAAAATl8/wHIt5n8U7O4/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9zOJ7KfGwfU/UhMLDHd4ukI/AAAAAAAATl8/wHIt5n8U7O4/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Tropical weather like that is so harsh on the elements!&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Murky water comes roaring down.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our Spunky girl usually stays in our wood garden; that's her domain but now I worry as she cannot cross the bridges or she might get swept away. This is AFTER the rain and of course most of the racing water had already passed and is now receding rapidly.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Ok1zjuvgI4/UhMLnufCnwI/AAAAAAAATmE/kPqbp776oqg/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Ok1zjuvgI4/UhMLnufCnwI/AAAAAAAATmE/kPqbp776oqg/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Such a sad sight...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This also leaves behind a very thick and stinky mud.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5d1wILT-Hyk/UhML0RxN6bI/AAAAAAAATmM/Ym_NIHIt9w8/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5d1wILT-Hyk/UhML0RxN6bI/AAAAAAAATmM/Ym_NIHIt9w8/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">And this we watched now week after week, for nearly three months in a row... Our kind of summer for 2013.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f8zQqWzwuF0/UhMMZehUoXI/AAAAAAAATmc/-tv4eypV41o/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f8zQqWzwuF0/UhMMZehUoXI/AAAAAAAATmc/-tv4eypV41o/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">All the hard work, all the woodwork, the painting and treating of the bridge with wood preservative.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Husband Pieter did just finish this bridge on August 1, and it has been under water numerous times since.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-maaaqX6PQ9M/UhMPRWk_E5I/AAAAAAAATmo/x5QWBygaucQ/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-maaaqX6PQ9M/UhMPRWk_E5I/AAAAAAAATmo/x5QWBygaucQ/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just sad... Look at this little lake!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lPprJ66qluM/UhMPgoSFnII/AAAAAAAATmw/eEo3ABW22gc/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lPprJ66qluM/UhMPgoSFnII/AAAAAAAATmw/eEo3ABW22gc/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Foaming water that keeps racing down hill...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iY5PsLqGCUg/UhMPseBistI/AAAAAAAATm4/TN-bM8UUbg0/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iY5PsLqGCUg/UhMPseBistI/AAAAAAAATm4/TN-bM8UUbg0/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just hoping for the best...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gxwqBkD9kSs/UhMQHU2epTI/AAAAAAAATnE/zun6l-6cFt8/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gxwqBkD9kSs/UhMQHU2epTI/AAAAAAAATnE/zun6l-6cFt8/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Water from the creek comes running down from across the road as well...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hko4eTTNGxg/UhMQVUbOc6I/AAAAAAAATnM/ucqtiybCPzw/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hko4eTTNGxg/UhMQVUbOc6I/AAAAAAAATnM/ucqtiybCPzw/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The flooding across the road, alongside the creek is even worse...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jWymyu4fWaI/UhMQi1JqoSI/AAAAAAAATnU/tDaXKDZEaa8/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jWymyu4fWaI/UhMQi1JqoSI/AAAAAAAATnU/tDaXKDZEaa8/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Look how much creek water is still running over the road, not being able to pass through the huge pipe, underneath the asphalt. That pipe is not wide enough to handle all the excess water in the creek, which accumulates fast from higher areas.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the distance you see our white picket fence. Behind me to the right is still part of our wood garden, a total length of 200 meter we got alongside the road.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4Buw72nB7nI/UhMRgMZLUII/AAAAAAAATng/hSJwt9k8qd0/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4Buw72nB7nI/UhMRgMZLUII/AAAAAAAATng/hSJwt9k8qd0/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+15.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This I zoomed in from our bedroom window...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">WHEN will this wet monsoon finally leave us?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OzARB_6qg8M/Uh1Maqgik9I/AAAAAAAATtM/Am_uWyadpVA/s1600/Georgia+Magazine+July+2013.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OzARB_6qg8M/Uh1Maqgik9I/AAAAAAAATtM/Am_uWyadpVA/s640/Georgia+Magazine+July+2013.jpg" width="206" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Sure, in July Georgia Magazine did warn for getting prepared: It's hurricane season.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Bringing the risk of storm surges, high winds, tornadoes and <span style="font-size: large;"><b>inland flooding</b></span> across Georgia...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mrMHqYuLkfE/UhuM83Y4u3I/AAAAAAAATqk/T2mYO4UsPCM/s1600/08+24+13++Aug+13+till+Aug+24+11+days+rain+12.49+inch+or+31.7+cm.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="600" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mrMHqYuLkfE/UhuM83Y4u3I/AAAAAAAATqk/T2mYO4UsPCM/s640/08+24+13++Aug+13+till+Aug+24+11+days+rain+12.49+inch+or+31.7+cm.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Finally we had two SUNNY days now after 11 days of rain, as much as 12.49 inch or 31.7 cm.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Unreal amount of water...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Related link:</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/08/our-wooden-balusters-repurposed.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">{Our Wooden Balusters Repurposed}</span></a> | previous post by me<br /><a href="http://www.griffin.uga.edu/aemn/cgi-bin/AEMN.pl?site=AAAA&amp;report=rf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network</span></a> | link for obtaining the above Cumulative Rainfall info<br /><a href="http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/03/our-damage-from-tornado-spin-off-of.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">{Our Damage from Tornado spin off of Hurricane Earl, 2003}</span></a> | previous post by me with severe damage to our bridges</div></div><center><a href="https://plus.google.com/100490423051043047646/about" rel="author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Mariette on Google+</span></a></center></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div style="text-align: justify;">Officially it is hurricane season and that has also an impact on part of the United States. Living in the south east of the USA is great, related to the climate but sometimes we do pay a high price for sunny weather as things tend to go wrong. Tropical storms, disturbances and heavy thunderstorms with buckets of rain are a high price we often pay.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1_H_FRKec98/UhMJF33qwzI/AAAAAAAATlY/Lq_2W5ZpdBs/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1_H_FRKec98/UhMJF33qwzI/AAAAAAAATlY/Lq_2W5ZpdBs/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+1.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On Sunday afternoon of August 18, we were making the rounds over our estate and we first hand could see the damage that was caused by a severe thunderstorm on Wednesday, August 14, with a tremendous downpour that caused flooding.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You can see that lots of soil got washed out from underneath the bridge's ramp... gone!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The wooden bridge got beaten up too and lots of debris laying around everywhere.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--fbxzirIHJM/UhMJs65rdWI/AAAAAAAATlg/JQOZn7WQ9Os/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--fbxzirIHJM/UhMJs65rdWI/AAAAAAAATlg/JQOZn7WQ9Os/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">That's the last of our three bridges and that too got beaten up and lots of soil washed out from underneath its ramp.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">But what can we do?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ulPcLurPUoc/UhMKDKr6h-I/AAAAAAAATlo/tpio9HBAlxc/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ulPcLurPUoc/UhMKDKr6h-I/AAAAAAAATlo/tpio9HBAlxc/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+3.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You see that white chevron, it is pointing towards debris, leaves and such that left a trail from where the flood line was on Wednesday, August 14.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our Spunky girl is even impressed and looking at it...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the far distance comes our Smokey boy; they join us for the usual 'cat walk'.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s4ZS_o1vCg4/UhMKi_hzxRI/AAAAAAAATl0/QnNKqIxyP80/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s4ZS_o1vCg4/UhMKi_hzxRI/AAAAAAAATl0/QnNKqIxyP80/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">When we had gone inside on Sunday, August 18, for having our tea, another heavy thunderstorm came up suddenly and we had a tremendous downpour. This is ONLY 5 hours later!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We were quite shocked and worried about our bridges, our trees, shrubs and plants...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9zOJ7KfGwfU/UhMLDHd4ukI/AAAAAAAATl8/wHIt5n8U7O4/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9zOJ7KfGwfU/UhMLDHd4ukI/AAAAAAAATl8/wHIt5n8U7O4/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Tropical weather like that is so harsh on the elements!&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Murky water comes roaring down.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our Spunky girl usually stays in our wood garden; that's her domain but now I worry as she cannot cross the bridges or she might get swept away. This is AFTER the rain and of course most of the racing water had already passed and is now receding rapidly.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Ok1zjuvgI4/UhMLnufCnwI/AAAAAAAATmE/kPqbp776oqg/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1Ok1zjuvgI4/UhMLnufCnwI/AAAAAAAATmE/kPqbp776oqg/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Such a sad sight...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This also leaves behind a very thick and stinky mud.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5d1wILT-Hyk/UhML0RxN6bI/AAAAAAAATmM/Ym_NIHIt9w8/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5d1wILT-Hyk/UhML0RxN6bI/AAAAAAAATmM/Ym_NIHIt9w8/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">And this we watched now week after week, for nearly three months in a row... Our kind of summer for 2013.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f8zQqWzwuF0/UhMMZehUoXI/AAAAAAAATmc/-tv4eypV41o/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f8zQqWzwuF0/UhMMZehUoXI/AAAAAAAATmc/-tv4eypV41o/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">All the hard work, all the woodwork, the painting and treating of the bridge with wood preservative.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Husband Pieter did just finish this bridge on August 1, and it has been under water numerous times since.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-maaaqX6PQ9M/UhMPRWk_E5I/AAAAAAAATmo/x5QWBygaucQ/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-maaaqX6PQ9M/UhMPRWk_E5I/AAAAAAAATmo/x5QWBygaucQ/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just sad... Look at this little lake!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lPprJ66qluM/UhMPgoSFnII/AAAAAAAATmw/eEo3ABW22gc/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lPprJ66qluM/UhMPgoSFnII/AAAAAAAATmw/eEo3ABW22gc/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+10.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Foaming water that keeps racing down hill...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iY5PsLqGCUg/UhMPseBistI/AAAAAAAATm4/TN-bM8UUbg0/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iY5PsLqGCUg/UhMPseBistI/AAAAAAAATm4/TN-bM8UUbg0/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+11.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just hoping for the best...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gxwqBkD9kSs/UhMQHU2epTI/AAAAAAAATnE/zun6l-6cFt8/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gxwqBkD9kSs/UhMQHU2epTI/AAAAAAAATnE/zun6l-6cFt8/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+12.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Water from the creek comes running down from across the road as well...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hko4eTTNGxg/UhMQVUbOc6I/AAAAAAAATnM/ucqtiybCPzw/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hko4eTTNGxg/UhMQVUbOc6I/AAAAAAAATnM/ucqtiybCPzw/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+13.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The flooding across the road, alongside the creek is even worse...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jWymyu4fWaI/UhMQi1JqoSI/AAAAAAAATnU/tDaXKDZEaa8/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jWymyu4fWaI/UhMQi1JqoSI/AAAAAAAATnU/tDaXKDZEaa8/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+14.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Look how much creek water is still running over the road, not being able to pass through the huge pipe, underneath the asphalt. That pipe is not wide enough to handle all the excess water in the creek, which accumulates fast from higher areas.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the distance you see our white picket fence. Behind me to the right is still part of our wood garden, a total length of 200 meter we got alongside the road.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4Buw72nB7nI/UhMRgMZLUII/AAAAAAAATng/hSJwt9k8qd0/s1600/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4Buw72nB7nI/UhMRgMZLUII/AAAAAAAATng/hSJwt9k8qd0/s640/Tropical+Thunderstorms+Mariette's+Back+to+Basics+15.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This I zoomed in from our bedroom window...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">WHEN will this wet monsoon finally leave us?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OzARB_6qg8M/Uh1Maqgik9I/AAAAAAAATtM/Am_uWyadpVA/s1600/Georgia+Magazine+July+2013.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OzARB_6qg8M/Uh1Maqgik9I/AAAAAAAATtM/Am_uWyadpVA/s640/Georgia+Magazine+July+2013.jpg" width="206" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Sure, in July Georgia Magazine did warn for getting prepared: It's hurricane season.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Bringing the risk of storm surges, high winds, tornadoes and <span style="font-size: large;"><b>inland flooding</b></span> across Georgia...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mrMHqYuLkfE/UhuM83Y4u3I/AAAAAAAATqk/T2mYO4UsPCM/s1600/08+24+13++Aug+13+till+Aug+24+11+days+rain+12.49+inch+or+31.7+cm.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="600" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mrMHqYuLkfE/UhuM83Y4u3I/AAAAAAAATqk/T2mYO4UsPCM/s640/08+24+13++Aug+13+till+Aug+24+11+days+rain+12.49+inch+or+31.7+cm.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Finally we had two SUNNY days now after 11 days of rain, as much as 12.49 inch or 31.7 cm.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Unreal amount of water...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Related link:</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/08/our-wooden-balusters-repurposed.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">{Our Wooden Balusters Repurposed}</span></a> | previous post by me<br /><a href="http://www.griffin.uga.edu/aemn/cgi-bin/AEMN.pl?site=AAAA&amp;report=rf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network</span></a> | link for obtaining the above Cumulative Rainfall info<br /><a href="http://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2012/03/our-damage-from-tornado-spin-off-of.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">{Our Damage from Tornado spin off of Hurricane Earl, 2003}</span></a> | previous post by me with severe damage to our bridges</div></div><center><a href="https://plus.google.com/100490423051043047646/about" rel="author" target="_blank"><span style="color: #e06666;">Mariette on Google+</span></a></center></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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