I have talked about the intense rain we have had here in Chattanooga and south east Tennessee this week. Well today the effects of that constant rain were made very apparent in how much damage its caused.
This is what is left of a Subway sandwich shop after a mudslide destroyed it. There is so much water in the ground that it just gave way and leveled the building. Fortunately there were no customers inside at the time. Next to it is a popular barbecue restaurant that has been closed for the day for safety reasons.
There is lots of standing water all over the area. Friday the local school system closed out of precaution. We are tired of the rain and hope to dry out in the coming days.
All that green and yellow stuff is rain and it’s going to be here in most of the week. The ground is already saturated with water from previous rain events. Expecting some flooding too. Let’s hope for the best this week. Staying dry is going to be a challenge.
It’s rained a lot lately around here. We are have had almost as much rain as we did last year and it’s just July. I would not mind less rain and more sunshine with temperatures in the lower 80s. But until then gotta stay dry as much as possible.