Thursday, December 11, 2008

Flood Watch

We are in the middle of a big storm. It rained and rained and rained all night, and this morning our base is totally flooded. As I attempted to drive to seminary it was more like boating then driving.

I should have turned around when we saw the first stalled car near our home, but we drive the biggest car in Hawaii, so we powered on. As we left the base, the slope of the hill by the track field was a huge waterfall, think Niagra Falls. At about that point we decided it would be best to head back home, but it took us about 45 minutes to get here. We passed 2 closed gates to get back on the base. The poor gate guard at the Lyman Gate was standing in water up to his knees, and as I flashed him my ID card, my windshield wipers were splashing him... splash.... splash... splash....

We had to wind our way around the base to avoid particularly bad spots. There were stalled cars all over the place. The water was deep and scary. Danger!

But we slowly made our way home and found out that schools are closed! Not quite as much sledding as a snow day, but still exciting.

I think I'm going to go take a little nap...

9 comments:

Mary said...

Wow, that sounds exciting! It's crazy it took you that long to get home! Stay dry sista

tootie said...

Yikes! That sounds like some crazy rain.

And yes, you definitely deserve a nap after that ordeal!

Marie said...

We were supposed to have a big Tropical Storm here, last night. It was kind of windy, and kind of rainy. But nothing like you are going through! It is pretty dark out today but...we will see. We have been warned that Guam hasn't had a typhoon in a while and we should have one soon. We will see! Have a nice nap!

Donna Boucher said...

I am totally shocked that it is not 80 degrees and sunny every single day.

Take care!

Donna Boucher said...

I am totally shocked that it is not 80 degrees and sunny every single day.

Take care!

Deanne said...

Whoa, that's a lotta water! I'd go for the nap too....however, I do wonder how one would manage that with four kids at home. I think you should blog about that! :)

Linda said...

Don't you love weather?! It's so exciting. Not much to write home about here in central CA though. Yes, how do you nap with 4 children? You must teach me.

wendy said...

Linda and Deanne, I am a well practiced napper. Where there's a will, there's a way!and all that...

Jenny said...

Wow! keep safe.