This is what I woke up to this morning.
There's extensive flooding in upstate NY due to very heavy rains which began on Sunday afternoon. We couldn't believe we could get even more rain than we've already had in the past several weeks, but rain, it did! The water just kept pouring out of the sky!
The road was blocked off by a fire truck.
The creek that runs through our meadow beside the house was flooding and pouring water over the road.
My husband leaves about 5:00AM for work. I thought about him driving through all that water and called to see if he'd made it OK. He said he had to drive through flooded spots in the road at least 4 times, but he got there eventually. All the county roads around Cooperstown, where he works, were now closed. He said he'd never seen rain come down as hard as it did during his drive.
By 9:30AM the waters had receded and the road was reopened.
The rain stopped falling here about 9:00AM and later the sun came out and shone brightly all day. We had high humidity, but oh, it was wonderful to see that sun again! I did some tidying up in the gardens late this afternoon. The weeds were very easy to pull...that's probably the only good thing I can think of to say about all this rain!
And guess what the weather is doing tonight? Yes, raining again! How can there be that much water up there?