Wind and flooding — THE storm of 2016?

It’s still early in the year, so I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what happens.  Yesterday we got a little rain (.14″), but today was really something. We got 1.83 inches of rain today according to our weather station.   The rate of rain got up to 4.25″ — meaning that’s how much rain we would have gotten in one hour — fortunately it didn’t rain that hard very long.  We also got some hail and a lot of wind.

First we saw the storm coming from the lake (north) and after it passed over us and the rain had slowed down, it did a u-turn and hit us again!

We’ll help our neighbor tomorrow with straightening out his 5th wheel as the wind moved it about a foot and knocked it off the jacks.  Fortunately the tires were good.

A video of the storm and the flooding in our immediate neighborhood:

After it stopped raining I took  the camera outside and I had to wait for the water go down before I could drive around to take pictures (click on images for full size pics in a new browser window).  I can only imagine how much water there was DURING the storm!

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Greentree & Yucca

 

 

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Palo Christi where the wash is blocked by a driveway and the water runs onto the road

 

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Bob and Ollie’s fence got washed out again, but at least their car wasn’t buried in mud this time.

 

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The Lake Mead City Music Hall needs some serious cleanup!
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Peach & Charles:  Watch out for debris and rocks in the roads!
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After the last flooding they put some barriers in front of this mobile at Pear & Charles and I didn’t think it would work.
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The water came out the back
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Saw only this one barrier on Charles. Are the others in Meadview?
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Rick is VERY lucky that Jose finished his roof repair TODAY — just a few hours before the storm.  So far so good …
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Bullhead behind Rick’s house

 

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Joshua Tree off Charles and Sandy Point got blown over, fortunately missed the house
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My shoes after I had to get out of the truck to go into 4 wheel drive when first the truck and then I sank into something like quicksand.

 

I hope nobody got hurt!

If you have any storm or damage pictures or videos, please contact me for posting.

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