The rain on the plain is mainly uncontained

For weeks we’ve been saying how much we need rain. Well, we got rain…lots of rain. If forecasts are correct, up to six inches will drench the area by the time the rain ends tonight or early Tuesday.

The rain started late Saturday night and has been steady since then.  The U.S. Weather Service has flood warnings throughout the area and the Dan River is expected to top its banks sometime today.

If this keep up we may need to look up the specs for building an ark.

Yeah, that’s an exaggeration.

After the record snowfalls of last winter and a relatively wet Spring, the summer weather turned mostly dry and rainfall for many parts of Southwestern Virginia is up to five inches below normal. While this weekend’s rain will help, more will be needed to bring the water table back up to normal levels.

When daylight comes today I will check to see what — if anything — remains of our driveway.

It doesn’t look good.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It was so cool to return home from PA and see washed out roads and giant mud puddles in the drive! YES! I love it!

  2. As a Pacific Northwest resident I’ve learned to love the rain and the fresh air it brings along with that which makes Washington State the “Evergreen State” not only with its huge stands of conifers, but the year around verdant green that we enjoy. So with that I thought I’d supply a link to Eddie Rabbit singing “I Love a Rainy Night” courtesy of YouTube. : )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ1GQFtHGxU

    Sorry to hear about the relentless erosion of your driveway Doug, but myself along with a few other posters have given you some suggestions on how to solve the problem permanently.

    Carl Nemo **==

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