Friday, September 01, 2006

Ernesto - Sustained Rains, Flooding

Rains are swamping Virginia. Although not hurricane force, the storm is pouring on the water. The driving winds force water into places you'd never expect. Even with well-sealed windows, still getting water damage in livingroom and in peculiar places in ceiling where no water should be for any reason. The blown rain comes behind siding and such and that is where some of the damage comes from. Fine in normal rain storms; not fine in blowing wind rain storms. Have more water in garage than had during Isabel, and that is with having had downstairs rebuilt just a year ago. So, we are experiencing steady, pounding rain. This blowing rain as we refer to it, goes horizontal. That is when the rain does the most damage being blown into homes as it is actually blown around the flashing and such designed to keep the rain out. Rains swamping the area and storm not expected to leave the region until Saturday afternoon or night. This storm is also particularly large. If you go to, you'll see that it is going right up through North Carolina and Virginia and possibly dropping heavy rains in West Virginia. For us on the coast, this is called getting back-doored. Not a nice experience. In front of my home right now, there is flooding and water is going by the place in waves over the curbs and banking in drives, on the main street, not the beach side. Some of the street is blocked off by the flooding. Lots of lost power to homes. Electrical cables outside of my home and surrounding homes being blown hazardously and electrical/telephone poles swaying. Not fun. This is out for the Beach Girl. Take care of yourself. And for the time being, please don't try to sweet talk me with words about the roar of the ocean, the pounding surf. Gotta have ear-plugs in the noise is so loud. God bless America! Drop to see the beah girl. Check TV cam TV Wavy Ten has out at some places around. Check little essays on the hyphens: they can be nice on a wet, windy day;night;day... Cross you fingers for us..... Thanks....


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