Midwest Misery

As you may know from the about me section, I live in the Midwest of the United States.

This past week has been really awful as far as thunderstorms go. My house had some flooding through the window well in the basement earlier this week. But yesterday was the worst I have ever seen it.

A real downpour occurred yesterday afternoon with lots of rain, thunder, and lightning. It rained so hard that my gutters could not handle the water and nearly a foot of water was outside of my house over the window wells. To make matters worse my neighbors sewer was forced to backup somehow. As time went on our entire front yards began to flood. The road in my subdivision flooded. It was impossible for cars and even trucks to go through because it got so high at one point.

In my basement and my neighbor’s basements water began rapidly coming out from the drainage holes. About a foot or two of water eventually made it into my basement causing the carpet to be ruined and everything on the ground that we couldn’t save in time.

After about 3 hours the heavy rain passed, and everything outside began to drain and go into the sewers.  I have never seen this much rain in one week in my life.

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