Published: August 8th 2007June 27th 2007
This is the car we drove for 9 days while ours was being at the shop.
For those of you that are unaware, our roommate scraped a brick wall with the passenger side of our car in May. While it has been in the shop, I have been driving an English roller-skate…affectionately known as The Smurf. It is a Nissan Micra, and true to its name…very small. The upside…it is a breeze to park in the tight and small car park spaces and easier to drive down the narrow roads we travel on a daily basis.
We’ve had some recent excitement in our little village of Scotter this week…flooding! In some areas, torrential downpours brought 12 inches of rain in one day - that's the usual amount which falls in a month. Our village is upstream from the hardest hit areas, so you can imagine the amount of water in other areas. The situation is being made worse because the ground is wet after last week's rain.
We did experience some road closures due to high water, and Brent got to come home early on Monday because the site had about a foot of water in the parking lot. The surrounding area of Immingham had also closed most of
The River Astley Crescent
We had about 1.5 feet of standing water in our street on Monday.
the major road ways so their normal 30 minute drive home took about 2 hours on back roads.
By the end of the day on Monday, we had about 1.5 feet of standing water in our street. In addition to that, our local park with its quiet babbling broke is now a rushing river. Both streets on either side of the park are completely under water, and a few nearby homes are flooded. To us, it looks just like Brush Creek when it is full (which happens quite often in KC), but they haven’t had this much rain here in about 50 years.
There are more photos below