Friday, May 22, 2015

Raining in Lubbock!

It must be us.  I sometimes feel like that character in Peanuts with the cloud of dust that follows him only ours is a rain cloud!

They don't usually get a lot of rain in Lubbock and their roads aren't designed to deal with a deluge.  There is nowhere for it to go so it just stays on the streets for awhile.

Cars were driving through water up to their hoods.  We would see vehicles stalled out on the sides of the road.  Clark was at a Chinese restaurant when it started.  It came down so hard and so fast and the water rose very quickly.  It even came in where he was sitting and got his feet wet!  No lie!!!!

I was at Chad's when it started.  Later, when it all began to settle down, Clark came back and we spent the rest of the evening with Chad and Amanda.  Below, are some pictures I took on our way home.  You can see the sky still looks bad.  We also have pictures from the next day as we drove around trying to get to Chad's.  A lot of the streets were closed because they were flooded.

There is a playground out there in the water.
People were amazed by all of the flooding and were coming out to
this area to check it out, as well as other places around the city.

We were told that those trees out in the middle normally are in the middle of a
small pond.  It is that pond that grew into this lake!

 Back in town driving around.  Still so much water on the roads.

Notice how high the water sprays up as people drive through it.

Look at that swirling water.

It has been raining here so much they have broken some records.  In fact, it has rained a good portion of the month we have been here and has stormed nearly every night this week!  I sure hope this doesn't follow us to Kansas, which is our next stop.  We will be leaving here in a few days.