After not being able to get out for a few days, we were able to venture out today in the pouring rain to snap a few pictures. I wish so many of them were clearer...but I was shooting these on the run...and trying to keep my little camera from getting WET!
These photos, fortunately, are very mild compared to the severe destruction and loss of homes, cars, property, and a few lives due to this awful storm, so I can't show you the true devastation in some areas as I can't get into them.
There are whole ROADS busting apart and falling into deep ravines and rivers of turbulent rushing water, people being rescued and air lifted to safety, cars floating, homes flooded, all the schools are closed, power outages, people in temporary shelters, and a cemetery unearthed and coffins completely out of the ground, floating and being tossed by the water. There are bridges out and large areas of highways closed.
And it's still raining......
Rain covered street:
Blocked off streets:
Every time the tide comes in.......the flooding goes up again
the Battery is never this EMPTY!
Our power has flickered here a few times.....but not gone OUT and I am so thankful for that! Many thanks to all of you who have been checking on us, after seeing the news. I've been getting very nice texts and emails from all over the U.S. We are okay here and so thankful our place is still clean, warm and dry.
Very few people ventured out. They are carrying bags....they must've been on a quick store run........you know.........milk, bread, coffee and dog food! We did that as well. There is hardly anything open downtown.
I've never seen this fountain empty. There are ALWAYS people gathered around it.......even in the dead of winter.
I have no explanation for this photo....do y'all think its a sad rained out outdoor wedding? A run-away bride? a costume party? museum volunteers in uniform? a rainy bridal photo shoot?
...............and away they go, running through the rain!