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By wiredog (Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:43:12 AM EST) (all tags)
Everyone OK up there? 8 inches of rain. More than has ever fallen on them, even during a hurricane. That's 20 Communist centimetres!


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amazingly by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:44:12 AM EST
up here in the city we only got a leetle bit of rain.
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Only a trace in DC. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:48:15 AM EST


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really? by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:52:41 AM EST
it rained a little bit, but no major torrent.

San Diego by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 12:25:46 PM EST
That's more than the annual rainfall in San Diego in many years.
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Absolutely wet by LoppEar (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 01:23:07 PM EST
I happened to be dropping a bunch of stuff off at Goodwill when the main show really got started. Left my phone in the car and ran several boxes up after it was clear it wasn't going to slow back down. That was at the south end of south Philly, much less serious even in our near-downtown location when I got back.


"only 8?" by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 01:32:05 PM EST
with noreasters and tropical storms, we get usually 2 or 3 storms a year that drop 8+ inches in southeastern VA..

(forgot to add) by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 01:33:33 PM EST
the difference being over the span of 36-48 hours, not 4 or 5 hours, though there's plenty of 5" in 8 hr type storms..)

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TS Allison by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 04:11:26 PM EST
dropped 36" over 24 hours in Houston.  And that was after a week of nothing but rain. The city turned into a pool.

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a freaking YARD of rain ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 09:41:31 AM EST
yikes..  (Is houston a flat area ? Being that close to water, I'd guess it is, which makes the flooding different than hilly areas that flood rivers/valleys, as there's less places for water go to in flatlands..)

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oh yeah by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 07:19:41 PM EST
Houston is f l a t.  every place where a road went under another was completely flooded to the bottom of teh overpass (made us think they dug some of the freeways under as flood control!).  all the hospitals lost TONS of equipment since all the basements flooded.  my former hospital now has submarine doors in case of flood conditions.  M.D. Anderson lost ALL of their research animals.

a woman who worked donwtown drowned:  she heard the basement parking garage was flooding, and DEMANDED to take the elevator down to "save her car."  well, the basement levels were flooded, and she couldn't get the elevator to stop and go back up...

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