All the rain and flooding...

United States
March 26, 2008 5:28am CST
I know there is a lot of places that are dealing with all the flooding and looks like there is more rain to come in those areas. I don't hope for anymore rain in those areas, but seeing rain in the forecast means a little something different to me. It means less of a chance of wildland fires, which in turn makes my job a little easier, since I'm a wildland firefighter. And there are still areas that need the rain to get back the lake levels and water supplies. What area do you live in, are you having to deal with all the flooding, if so, I hope everything turns out ok and the coming rain does not hit where you are, or do you live in an area where the rain is really needed?
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
26 Mar 08
We're about an inch and a half below normal right now in Austin, Texas. Not too bad for the middle/end of March. Not too many bluebonnets yet.
• United States
26 Mar 08
I moved to PA 3 years ago from Austin. I miss seeing all the bluebonnets, inch and half below normal isn't too bad for this time of year. I did see on the weather channel that PA is in the catagory of being above average for flooding this year, so we will have to see how that goes. I lived off of I 35 and 183, didn't really see any bad flooding in that area while I lived there.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I live near Rundburg/Lamar so not too far. They have been working on Little Walnut Creek - AGAIN.
• United States
27 Mar 08
Wow, we used to be neighbors, the other apartment I lived in was down Rundburg, out past Lamar lol
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@gemini_rose (16193)
26 Mar 08
I am in the UK and that has seen some bad flooding in places over the last 12 months, luckily though, where I live I have not had to deal with that. I guess it must be really hard in your line of work, those fires can happen pretty quickly cant they? We are having quite a bit of rain at the minute so I think on that side of things we are pretty level, not too much and not too little.
• United States
26 Mar 08
Nice to hear that you are not having any fires and that you are getting enough rain in your area. These types of fires can happen quickly and if there has been little or no rain, then everything is really dry and easily burns, if the winds are high that just spreads it even faster.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
26 Mar 08
I dwell in an area where we get sufficiently enough rainfall.( Kerala, southernmost place in INDIA)/
• United States
26 Mar 08
Here in the US, there are areas that don't receive near enough, and other areas that receive way too much to deal with, loosing homes, cars and lives to the flooding.