Sunday, June 24, 2012

Stormy Weather

This weekend has been a bit of a case of "be careful what you wish for". After watching TS Beryl dump all its rain on the north and east side of Florida a few weeks ago, we watched with glee as forecasts called for TS Debby to bring us lots of rain here in Tampa. And bring us rain it did... our latest estimate puts us at about 8 inches since Friday here in My Florida Backyard, bringing our stormwater drainage pond up and over its banks.

Note that poor little young cypress tree, which just a couple of days ago was right at the edge of the pond. It's now many feet into the water, and more than one duck has looked a little surprised to find it there.

Other than some gusty winds, Debby has mostly been a rainmaker in our area. We hope that if you're feeling Debby's effects, they're only beneficial to you too!

1 comment:

  1. Boy, you did get some rain didn't you? That would start getting scary, watching water rise like that.

    We were out to lunch with family when the rains came down. Our area got 4" to 5" in about 1 1/2 hours. When we got home our yard had standing water of about 3". It has gone down this morning but the land is squishy and heavily saturated. It's very breezy this morning and gray with some more rain expected, but not like yesterday.