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.
Many of us are in the grips of some really cold weather. The northern USA and southern Canada especially. May this picture remind you of warmer days and make you think warm thoughts. Stay safe everyone who are suffering sub-zero conditions right now.
Florence continues to grow in size as the outer bands move over coastal NC. At 11 am @NHC_Atlantic Florence was centered about 145 mi east-southeast of Wilmington NC. Florence has max winds of 105 mph, and is moving to the northwest at 10 mph. pic.twitter.com/Kfiw55gttv
Hurricane Florence is beginning it’s assault on the coast of North and South Carolina today. It is a huge storm that is going to impact a lot of people and possibly damage a massive amounts of property. It’s going to be a very rough couple of days for those in harm’s way.