Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tornadoes, Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding

We have come to the conclusion that south Georgia has crummy weather in the spring. We have been having tornado and severe storms hitting very frequently throughout February, March and now into April. We have been using the tornado shelter (hidey hole) frequently. It's not so much that tornadoes have been touching down here but there have been severe weather warnings with the possibility of tornadoes. In order to be safe and to keep the cats safe, we have loaded them up in cages and taken them to the hidey hole. We have been there 4-5 times in the last 10 days.

So far all we have really had is a LOT of rain. On Wednesday & Thursday we had over 7 inches. The entire yard was squishy, the streams in the front woods have overflowed and washed rocks off the driveway. The Ochlocknee River overflowed at Barnett's Creek, as usual. When we were driving over the river on Hwy 84 the river was almost as high as the road. We've never seen it so high

We have been thankful we purchased the tornado shelter last year. It was expensive but does give us some peace of mind. There are pictures of it in earlier blogs.