Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Riders on the Storm

So it has been a crazy couple of days here. It was very much like the Mother's day floods of last year but I think it was actually worse. It started out with about 3-4 inches of snow on Sunday and then during the night turned to torrential downpours which turned into major flooding. Our road is washed out in both directions though with four wheel drive it is passable. Dom had gone out with the Focus yesterday morning and couldn't drive it back home because the roads were that bad. They had school yesterday, but I kept Becca home because the road was bad in the morning and I knew it was only going to get worse. They ended up closing school early and today there is no school. The National Guard was called in too. Many, many roads and bridges are closed in Farmington as well as all over the state. These pictures are the road in front of the house.

We did lose electricity for a short time. Our phone was out for several hours too, as well as cable and internet, so for a short time we felt a bit isolated. No cellpone reception out here either.

The snow did cause the water to back up in front of the garage and begin to leak inside but once we cleared the snow out of the way the water was able to drain.


Jennifer said...

Oh dear! Are you able to get out now? Did Dom get home from work?

You guys have been having the craziest weather.

pixel princess said...

ugh... looks like an earthquake in the middle of a rain storm....
I miss those dirt roads.. well maybe not this time of year!
good luck

ColoradoChris said...

That's something I DON'T miss about NH.
...Then again, the high winds around Denver make me nervous about tornadoes... Oh well, if it ain't one thing it's another. Glad no real damage was done to the basement or property, although I'd like to see how long it'll take to get your road fixed up!