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Friday, June 20, 2014

Torrential Downpours

Photos courtesy of El Zocalo - Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila

We wanted rain and boy did we get some!  It began after midnight and it went on for hours.  I went to check the kitchen where we have had problems in the past, that were fixed a couple of years back. Glad I did because the top portion of the window was leaking and I caught it just in time.


Went to check the fireplace and more leaks!  However, I always keep a bucket in there just in case. I was glad my mother was sound asleep.  That is until the second round of storms when thunder and lighting woke her up.  Per the weather channel we got from 3.96 to 7.96 inches depending on where you live in Val Verde County.


Since I do not buy the local newspaper and their e-edition in practically worthless I have no idea how Del Rio fared.  However, Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila has an excellent newspaper El Zocalo with an equally good webpage. http://www.zocalo.com.mx/seccion/articulo/pierden-todo-cientos-de-familias-1403333432

There I learned that one person drowned, 500 people had to be evacuated at the height of the storm to shelters and many more were rescued from atop their roofs this morning. Actually, many cities in the state of Coahuila flooded due to this weather system.



I cross this road on the way to Bodegas Aurrera (grocery story owned by Walmart) over Las Vacas creek which rarely has any water but now resembles a river.


Hope everyone got a good dose of liquid gold and that you were not adversely affected.



Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

13 comments:

  1. Wow. I don't know what else to say. Glad you are both ok. I'm thinking that may happen here in Phoenix if/when it ever really rains again since it has been so long.

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    1. The is no MAY happen in Phoenix, it is just a question of when.

      I saw the Salt flowing bank to bank with all but one of the bridges not usable. I don't know if the bridge construction has changed but what usually happens is the flood waters take out the bridge approaches; the bridges remain but the road leading to them is washed away.

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    2. Shadowmoss- I remember seeing in the news perhaps two years ago where Phoenix was flooded as well as Las Vegas, something really odd to see since that is nothing but desert.

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  2. Wonderful rain, thanks for the report, I heard the Pecos was in flood stage as well, you all needed it!

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    1. I am very happy we finally got some very much needed precipitation as well. Too bad Ciudad Acuna got the brunt of it.

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  3. Amazing rainfall and unfortunate flooding. Thanks for the update. Couldn't find much of anything on the internet about it after a google search, except this pic.

    http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/8963066/Re_West_Texas_rain

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    1. Thanks for the link Bigfoot, that is an impressive photo.

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  4. That's a whole lot of water! Glad you caught the leaks.

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    1. Me too Night*Sky....sometimes it pays to be a night owl.

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  5. Too bad it couldn't come a little every couple of weeks or so. Wouldn't be so bad if it were spread out and more would have a chance to sink in. This way, most just ran off. When I first moved to the Houston area it rained every afternoon at about 14:00 to 15:00. Now it doesn't rain near as much. Maybe the desert will move into the piney woods. . .

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    1. In an ideal world it would work like that, it would be so much beneficial. However, I will take it any way I can get it even with the leaks in mother's old house.

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  6. I'm looking forward to having days on end of a slow steady rain, although I'll have leaks for sure. And it probably won't be slow and steady. Keep dry!

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    1. I hope you get the slow steady rain soon Gypsy. In this drought stricken area it was a blessing...I am not sure the residents of Ciudad Acuna would agree with me though.

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