Saturday, August 23, 2008

Out with the rain, in with the stupid.

The rain is finally subsiding, allowing the stupid people out of their homes. Tonight on the local news people in flooded neighborhoods are already complaining, wondering why the government (they never distinguish which one) hasn't already removed the water from their neighborhoods. I can tell from the names that these are areas prone to flooding during summers slightly wetter than usual. But Fay was an epic storm, not just an extra-rainy summer.

Here's an example of how much rain fell these last few days. Trash is picked up on Thursday in my mother's neighborhood. So she took the can down to the street, and hauled it back up to the house around noon yesterday. The lid for this can has long since been lost (which is to say, stolen) so she was going to put a cinder block in the bottom to secure it. Since she couldn't lift the cinder block she just left it on the side of the house. She went out this morning and the can had 20 inches of water in it. And no, that isn't water that drained off the roof. That took less than 24 hours and she doesn't live in one of the more rain soaked areas.

The whole central portion of the state got soaked like this for more than three days but the idiots now wonder why "the government" hasn't waved a magic wand making the water vanish. Incredible.

3 comments:

bill said...

1. Is there any part of Florida that Fay didn't dump on? watching the path, I think it covered the entire state. Impressive.

2. Where do "they" want the water to be put? When the entire state is a low-lying region, draining might take awhile.

3. Now can you stop stealing Georgia's water?

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

My favorites are the idiots who just have to drive their cars past the road closed signs due to high water and then get stuck floating down the road!

Icepick said...

1. Is there any part of Florida that Fay didn't dump on? watching the path, I think it covered the entire state. Impressive.

The SE part of the state hardly got touched. And the SW part didn't get too much rain since Fay moved past them before she stopped.

2. Where do "they" want the water to be put?

Into someone else's neighborhood, if asked. The reporter didn't ask them this time but that's always the answer when they do ask.

When the entire state is a low-lying region, draining might take awhile.

Draining will take a while, but for the record the entire state isn't low lying.

3. Now can you stop stealing Georgia's water?

No.