Sunday, October 04, 2015

Waiting For High Tide

UPDATED: High tide has passed and we dodged a bullet today.  Minor flooding in the backyard and in the front yard.  The biggest issue? Cretins in their jacked up pickup trucks blasting through the water in the street - some going by 6 to 8 times.  Excuse, me, but if you drive a jacked up pickup, in my estimation, your are likely a red neck moron.  I think it is time to build a decorative wall along the sidewalk to act as a barrier from the waves these idiots send towards the house.  Today this was not an issue, but in higher flood tides it is a real problem.

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Unlike areas to the west and south, most of Hampton Roads has not suffered from super heavy rains.  The main issue has been wind and high tides with this afternoon's high tide expected to nearly reach the level experienced with Hurricane Sandy.  The view above is of our house from across the creek with high tide still 2 and 1/2 hours away.   Normally, we have 5+ feet of rip rap seawall above the water level. 

If  we do not surpass Sandy's levels, we should only have a small amount of water in the garage where the industrial size sump pump will quickly deal with it.  Parts of Norfolk (thankfully, not where my house near ODU is located) have been flooded the last three days.  I will keep folks posted!

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