If you haven’t heard, Texas is being pummeled with rain and storms. This is the most rain I can remember, and I’ve lived here all my life. Just to give you an idea, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, last year at this time, more than 71 percent of Texas was classified as being in a moderate drought and nearly 50 percent of the state was in a severe drought. Now, our rivers and reservoirs have returned to normal and near normal levels, and only 5 percent of the state remains in moderate drought. And we still have more rain on the way. In fact, the forecasters are predicting even more crazy weather patterns for this weekend.
But Texas isn’t alone. Oklahoma and Arkansas are being blasted as well. At this rate, I’m beginning to think investing in a boat might not be a bad idea.
Check this link out to see just how bad the flooding has been. A lot of the pics are of places I know and/or travel.
My poem the other day was inspired by the fact that I woke up to the sun shining for almost the first full day after almost a straight month of rain. I’ve only been able to mow the grass in my yard twice this whole month because the ground is too wet for the mower. And it’s sadly in need of mowing.
We need a break soon so we can dry out.
Happy Friday. And Happy First Day Of Driving The Parents Crazy For Three Months to all the kids who had their last day of school today.