Friday, September 9, 2011

Melanie's Weather Blog

That's what I feel like I should call my blog lately with all the crazy weather we've been having!

The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee hit us with more than TWELVE inches of rain this week, and the worst of it came last night. This rain on top of what we'd already received from Hurricane Irene was just too much too fast and it flooded homes and washed out roads and bridges. We are so thankful and blessed that we are OK and our house did not flood!! We have a big ditch at the bottom of our back yard, and it was like a raging river. It helped to collect the runoff coming across our road.

Our first day of school was Tuesday. We were able to go all day Tuesday, but we had to close early Wednesday, and then close Thursday and today because of flooding. Hopefully we'll be able to get back to school on Monday.

I have not heard of any fatalities in our area, but there were several swiftwater rescues for people stranded in their vehicles. God bless all the rescue workers who have to be out in dangerous conditions.

Please keep us in your prayers. Our town only has one small road left that we can use right now to get in and out of our area. I hope it won't take too long to rebuild some of the roads that have been washed away.

Well, I hope our weather will calm down for us now, and I hope you all have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,


  1. I've been seeing this on the news and wondered about several of my blogging friends and how close it was to them. Thank you for the update. I'm glad your home didn't get flooded.
    Praying for all of you.

  2. we needed it, Older bro worked over in bridgeport when the fire broke out at the lake

  3. Wow, Melanie that is a lot of rain for such a short time!! I can see why it is causing so much flooding and damage and accidents!! I'm also thinking the kids didn't mind getting a couple extra days without school (provided they were safe of course!). One can only hope the sun comes out tomorrow and starts drying up some of those massively big puddles/streams, etc you guys are dealing with!


  4. So glad you are okay. We had a lot of rain here this week too but nothing like that. Stay safe.

  5. Oh Melanie...such devastation! My prayers are being sent your way! Please be safe! Hugs ♥ Teri

  6. Glad you are all safe, nature is so beautiful but also so deadly. God bless

  7. Oh Melanie! So glad you all are okay. Hopefully the flood waters will recede quickly. Praying for all those affected.

  8. Hi Mrs Melanie :)Just dropping in :)How are you?

  9. It makes our minor clean-up ...nothing! So happy you are Okay! God bless you and grant wisdom in all things! Ruthxo

  10. Oh my goodness Melanie - that is bad. I am so sorry! sandie

  11. Oh my goodness Melanie!! I am so glad you and your family are okay, and didn't get flooded! Praying that your roads will be fixed soon. Be safe, God bless you.

  12. HI Melanie I am so sorry to hear your town has been affected by this awful weather. Those are some crazy photos, really shows how unpredictable mother nature can be.
    I will certainly keep your town in my prayers , your family and church family. I pray the ground dries up and the roads clear up soon. God Bless and big hugs

  13. Thanks for posting this. Sometimes it means so much more when we see this through an individuals eyes instead of the news. I will send positive thoughts and prayers your way.

  14. oh wow Melanie...hope all is getting better by now!!!!!!

  15. The weather was really crazy there for a while. These pictures are really something. So glad that you and your family are safe.

    Thanks for your prayers last week when I was sick, and when my husband had shingles. We are both feeling better!

    Hope you have a great week ahead.


  16. Oh sweetie, I pray that ya'll are safe and sound. The weather has truly been violent this year and has touched many lives.

    I too agree in prayer with you that things will settle down for ya'll.

    God bless ya and have a beautiful day!!! ;o)


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