Views of the Neighborhood – Invest 95L – Rain

This week was to be a pirate parade in honor of “Talk Like A Pirate” day here in Port Aransas. Unfortunately, the parade had to be canceled due to rain. We did get a lot of rain Friday and yesterday. Invest 95L dropped about eight inches before it was over. So instead of a parade here are a few shots of the results of the rain.

Views of the Neighborhood

This is the pond behind our house. Up to now, this is as far as it rose.

The pond is within its banks.

Given the high tides due to water being pushed against the dunes the city moved all the portable toilets to higher ground.

You can see the tides came up to the dunes.

This is Twelfth Street in Port Aransas. The water did not reach any of the houses. That pile to the left is a house recently torn down due to Hurricane Harvey damage.

The golf course needed pumps to get the water off the greens.

The city put up high water warnings where necessary.

Drainage ditches are very full. Luckily the rain quit last night.

Closer to home here is a shot of the access to the beach and the golf cart path and parking area. You can see some timbers have been dislodged. The white fence surrounds the pool, and the dark structure is the new shade structure recently completed. All Harvey repairs. Sorry about the parade but thanks for getting wet with me on the tour.

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  1. Gosh, that is a lot of water, John. Stay safe lovelies. Hugs for you all. Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. 😀

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  2. Good pictures, John. This is a big improvement over what’s happening in the Carolinas. My son said they will probably get rain but they don’t live near a flood zone so should be okay. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. The Carolinas are having a rough time for sure.

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great photos of your beautiful area. It’s been quite the year for the weather; it seems no area has been spared the extremes. Stay safe and enjoy your inside day with your family. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a good one as well.

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  4. It appears the rain stopped just in the nick of time!

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    1. It did for sure. I got out the old ark plans just in case. 😀

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      1. That’s our John – always prepared!

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  5. So it was the rain parade, dear John! Fabulous anyway! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Marie. 😀

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  6. Thanks for sharing your photos, John. It’s nice to hear the rain has stopped. Florence is still dumping rain on us here in Charlotte. Our kitchen bay window and the surrounding hardwood is taking the brunt of the storm…so far. Thankfully we still have power this morning. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Stay well! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you,

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    2. I hope your electricity holds. Sorry about the bay window. We lost our floors to leaking french doors. (could be a song.) Hang in there.

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      1. LOL! That would make a good song, John. The ceiling has about another hour or two before it caves in. Unfortunately, we have at least 12 more hours of heavy, training rains.

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      2. Oh my. I hope not, Jill.

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  7. Thanks for the soggy tour, John. I’m glad the rain stopped when t did. Do you girls mind going out in the rain?

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    1. Bailey is the only one who doesn’t mind the rain. Twiggy and Lucy hate it.

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      1. Maddie doesn’t mind it, but when we come in, she goes through gyrations to make sure we dry her head first. After that, she dones’t care.

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      2. I can see the logic in that.

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  8. Now I understand the term, raining on your parade. Even here in Spain, on the coast where it seldom rains, we had a flash storm yesterday. We had a moat in front of our house. Too bad we don’t have a drawbridge. All dry now and sun out again!!

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    1. Good to hear you are dry once again, Darlene. It will take a few days for us to dry out.

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  9. I wondered how you were faring. We’ve had days and days of rain, but you got the brunt of 95L. The sun came out here yesterday, and is bright this morning, and I hope all of that mess clears out soon for you, too. As I’ve heard more than one person say, October can’t come quickly enough.

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    1. I agree Linda. These hurricane seasonns are becomming a pain. 😀

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    2. Glad you’re having sunshine now, Linda: enjoy!

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  10. Sorry about the parade being cancelled. Are they going to reschedule because that sounds like a fun event?

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    1. No word yet. Have to wait and see.

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  11. Good morning, John.
    On the one hand I’m happy you finally got your much-needed rain, but on the other hand 8″ IS quite a lot. But it looks like there was no real damage. Thanks for showing the situation.
    Here, we had quite a few rainy days, and we may get even mire, but it never was a downpour – more like a modest and beneficial rainfall. Nature is relieved and happy.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. You as well, Pit. Thanks 🙂

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  12. I am glad the only casualty was a cancelled parade! Here my rain barrels, buckets and jugs are full and the hummingbirds kept swarming my three feeders. The sun is out this morning so it is time to dry out. Good photos! Enjoy the sunshine.

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    1. Thanks Jo. It is still raining here.

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  13. I’m so glad the rain stopped before there was serious damage, John. Ark plans, eh? Time to stock up on Molson’s!

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    1. I would say. Thanks, John

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  14. Nature really IS a Mother!
    But it could have been worse, so there is that.

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    1. It was worse before. So no complaints.

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  15. We haven’t had any serious rain here in what seems like months. People tell me we need some soon, but all I can see is that I’ve been relieved of grass-cutting duties all summer long!

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  16. That’s a lot of water! Glad the rain stopped. Hope you get a chance now to dry out.

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  17. Mother Nature has been fierce this year – but no worries, global warming is not real…
    Thankfully there seems to be no serious damage to your area…

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    1. Yes we are happy about that as well. 😀

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  18. Mercy, that’s a LOT of rain, John!! Here’s hoping the sun returns and gives you some relief from the downpours and gray skies. Isn’t it a pity we can’t find a way to harness the rains and share them with the folks out west who are suffering from wildfires?

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    1. I think it would be great to spread the rain around. Thanks, Debbie.

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  19. John, great photos of your area. Seems as if during this season it never rains, it pours! Glad your home survived, no mass flooding, even though leaky French doors. Stay safe! 📚🎶 Christine

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    1. Yes. We like the fact as well. Thak you, Christine.

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  20. You guys definitely got some rain – glad it wasn’t any worse.

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  21. That’s a lot of rain. Wish we could have some. Haven’t had substantial rain all summer.

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    1. We have been in a drought up until now.

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  22. Great shots, John, and I’m glad the rain stopped. Stay well and safe…

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    1. Thanks, Lauren. 😀

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  23. Yikes! That’s some serious rain!

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  24. Wow! That’s a ton of water, John. Too many memories of your recent disaster to see all this rain.

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    1. Our thoughs exactly

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  25. I’m glad the rain stopped when it did, and I hope it stays that way long enough for you to dry out and the water recedes a good bit! Stay safe!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  26. Gosh, John, quite scary to have this flooding so soon after the last natural disaster in your town. Was flooding always a problem or is this a recent thing?

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    1. Heavy rains always produce a degree of flooding. We had 14 inches in 24 hours which is a lot.

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  27. That’s a lot of rain. I’m sorry your parade and event had to be canceled. We’ve had a lot of rain and flooding here, too. Crazy weather this year just about everywhere.

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    1. Crazy weather is true, Michelle.

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