Flash Floods

@simone10 (21657)
Louisville, Kentucky
November 18, 2015 6:24am CST
What a night we had last night here in Arkansas. We never got the bad storms like predicted but we did get a tremendous amount of rain. It rained to so hard that you couldn't see right in front of you. The rain came down so fast and so heavy that the storm drains in our apartment complex couldn't keep up with the demand. The parking lot flooded with water standing waist deep. There were four apartments that are built on the lower part of the lot and they flooded with water about ankle deep. My poor brother was out late last night attending to the residents with the flooded apartments and trying to free some of the storm drains from leaves and debris. It was well after midnight when he went to bed and this all started happening around 6:30pm last night. He was wet from the waist down and was cold since the temps had started dropping. I hope he doesn't get sick from the wet and cold. I'm tired this morning as I waited up for him last night and then got up this morning at 5:15am. My brother will be going in late today since he was up so late and I'm hoping that Daisy will let me take a little nap later on. I pray everyone that was in the path of this storm is safe and dry. It was a nasty one and I know the high winds and tornadoes did damage to some cities.
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@gudheart (12752)
18 Nov 15
We have had a flash flood warning here because of the really heavy rain.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Nov 15
Did you have any damages anywhere? It was a lot of rain here.
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@gudheart (12752)
19 Nov 15
@simone10 Not much damage from what I can tell.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Nov 15
@gudheart That is good. We were fortunate ourselves that our apartment was up on a hill or water would have come inside because we are on the first floor.
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
18 Nov 15
Glad that you are both safe. And I hope that you can get some rest during the day. The U.S. seems to have a lot of bad weather this year.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Nov 15
Yes, we really have had a lot of bad weather recently. I hope this isn't a prelude to the winter.
@sofssu (14462)
18 Nov 15
Sounds like a bad one. I am glad you are safe, catch up on your nap soon.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
The worst was the winds and heavy rains. Did a lot of damage.
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@sofssu (14462)
20 Nov 15
@simone10 Hope they didn't cause any damage to your place.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Nov 15
@sofssu No but I was worried. We are surrounded by woods on three sides and most of those trees are huge and tall.
• Grand Haven, Michigan
18 Nov 15
If it rains any harder, Arkansas will float up north and replace Ohio lol
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Nov 15
Lol...you are probably right. We almost floated away. Thankfully our apartment sits on a hill.
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@wetnosedogs (1557)
• United States
18 Nov 15
I imagine it was tough on your brother. Hope you can nap later.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Nov 15
It was hard on him but he is very dedicated. I wasn't able to nap as I had an MRI appointment that i forgot about.
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@rebelann (41321)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Nov 15
I hope everyone will remain safe out that way. We got one heck of a wind the nite fore last but it wasn't bad enough to wake me. Whew.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
I heard it was worse for Texas as far as severe weather goes. It had dwindled down a bit by the time it go to us.
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@rebelann (41321)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Nov 15
I suppose there are parts of TX that got splashed pretty good @simone10 but I live out in the far southwest by the NM border, it's pretty much dry here most of the time but boy do we get some sand storms
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Nov 15
@rebelann We used to get a lot of sand storms when I lived in Vegas. It was the most fascinating thing I have ever seen.
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@LadyDuck (157438)
• Switzerland
18 Nov 15
It is horrible to have the apartment flooded, it was a hard night for your brother. I hope you can rest a bit today.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Nov 15
I felt so bad for him to be in that pouring rain and then the temps started dropping. I just hope he doesn't get sick.
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@LadyDuck (157438)
• Switzerland
18 Nov 15
@simone10 Keep him warm, give him something hot to drink and a soup for dinner.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Nov 15
@LadyDuck He seemed to be fine yesterday. He was a bit tired from being up so late.
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@JustEmm (148)
• United States
19 Nov 15
Sounds like a real nice guy, a real person helping so many, nice.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
He is a great guy but then I am a little prejudiced
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@JustEmm (148)
• United States
20 Nov 15
@simone10 You are lucky! Having great family members is awesome! I knew a woman who was a mirror image control freak of the Mother-in-Law she hates, she is not welcome there so she makes a big deal about the negative instead of celebrating love.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Nov 15
@JustEmm That's really sad to hear.
@Elizaby (3661)
• Pensacola, Florida
19 Nov 15
We experience that line of weather here in the panhandle. a good bit of rain and wind. A good thing that the Fort Pickens had campers evacuate the day beofre becuase high surf and wind has sand covering the roadway once again.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
It does sound like it was good that the campers were evacuated. It was a nasty line of weather for sure.
@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov 15
You poor people. It would be awful having your apartment flood. I guess it's your brother's job to help those that were affected. I hope he doesn't catch a cold from his soaking.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Nov 15
Yes, he is the manager of the apartments so has to make sure everything is okay.
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@meltean59 (164)
• Temple, Texas
19 Nov 15
That is the same line of storms that hit us.We didn't have it near as hard as we expected here, either. it din't hurt my feelings, though.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
We were under a tornado watch all day and it was popping out tornadoes along the way so I was very unsure of what was going to happen. Fortunately, we just a lot of rain and winds which was bad enough.
@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
19 Nov 15
I'm glad you're all safe. I have friends down there in that area that are safe too. My family is in the little rock area. Not sure if they got hit. Haven't spoke to them recently. But now I'm thinking I should.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
There was tons of rain and flash flooding everywhere so it might be a good idea to check on your friends.
@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
19 Nov 15
He was probably really tired after all that.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
He was exhausted. After the fact, he kind of freaked out because he thought, what if there had been snakes in with all of those leaves and rain in the storm drain.
@GreatMartin (4541)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
19 Nov 15
Okay, just remember it could have been SNOW in Wisconsin!!! There is always a brighter side!!
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
This is very true!
@zebra2222 (5157)
• United States
19 Nov 15
It's always terrible to hear about someone facing a flash flood.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
Yes, it is and I'm just glad that our apartment is up on a hill or it could have been us with the flooding.
@BelleStarr (38267)
• United States
19 Nov 15
We are getting heavy rain tonight but it hasn't started yet. I hope you get a chance to rest.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
It may be part of the same line of rain. There may also be some high winds involved.
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18 Nov 15
we are in that weird fall weather here too
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
It really has been some strange weather. I hope it doesn't mean that our winter will be just as weird.
@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Nov 15
You must have sent your rain to us, they are expecting 50 MPH winds here too. yikes.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
Yes, it does sound like the same weather we had. We had some really high winds along with the rain.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 15
I am so glad that you and your Brother are safe I am sorry for what happened there I know there has already been some flooding in the UK but not that bad please be careful and try to keep warm
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
We are up on a little hill so we were fine. All the rain ran down the parking lot and stopped where these apartments were.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
oh my, praying for everyone out there ma'am and it is so nice of your brother
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Nov 15
It's all part of his job as the manager to make sure the residents are safe.