What A Difference Two Months Can Make

For the last few weeks, there has been a lot of rain across Texas and into Oklahoma. It has washed away homes and bridges. At around 3:30am this morning, I awoke to the wailing of the tornado sirens. That’s usually pretty scary – I grabbed Debug and spent several minutes in the closet beneath my staircase.

Yet, only two months ago, there was inches of snow in my backyard. Wow, what a difference!

I took some photos of the (fortunately minor) flooding around my neighbourhood. They are uploaded to the My Life In Texas album on Flickr.

Coppell_River_01The Coppell Creek separates the cities of Irving and Coppell. Normally it is only about 12 to 18 inches deep and in the middle of summer can dry up completely. But in this picture it is at least 5 feet deep!

I included a short video clip on Flickr showing how fast it is flowing too.