That was exactly what we experienced here on Sunday, June 22. 2014
Weather forecasts are pretty accurate these days - and residents here
( Granbury, TX ) were hoping that the predicted rainfall would relieve the area of a 2-year severe drought. Lake Granbury was 11 feet lower than normal.
This time their prayers were heard by the "weather god".
Sunday it came down in sheets, flash flooding occured - in some areas of Granbury residents had to be rescues from the rising flood waters, by boat, by water planes etc. Hindsight: No injuries were reported. Seven homes were destroyed and 4 had major damage.
And Lake Granbury rose up 6' !!!
This event lasted Sunday with the heaviest rainfall - Granbury 6,5 "
Monday and Tuesday it rained also, bringing another 3".
I opened our entrance door just a tiny bit to snap a very fast picture.
We had thought that our chairs were safe under the awning and left those outside. They were soaking wet. Well - during the following days, we let the sun do the drying job. We were astonished how fast the waters were absorbed by the thirsty soil.
We discovered also some wet spots inside our trailer, small ones - here and there. Dieter knows the spots and when it will be completely dry, he will remove some old caulking on the roof, clean the areas and apply new weaterproof caulking. No wonder that had happened, the trailer was enveloped in flash rain like like a submarine in the ocean.
Nothing happened to the awning, Dieter realized during the heavy rain that he had to lower it more as it already was on one side because the water started to collect on the fabric. As he did so, he unleashed another "Niagara Falls".......