Flash Flood Warning
It’s been an eventful evening weather-wise. We had a tornado and 0.9 inches of rain in 15 minutes, after an event this morning that dropped .87 inches.
As @313C7 Nick tweeted, “When the NWS issues a tornado warning that covers 9 counties, you get the f*** underground.” We did and luckily the county’s visitor seems not to have touched down. Our son is out on his bicycle so presumably he holed up somewhere.
Meanwhile, since water runs downhill, all of Central Illinois is under a flash flood watch. So here’s this:
Here are a few thoughts on flash flood survival. Click through and be sure to scroll down far enough to see the two pictures of the water running across the road, and what the “road” condition was under the water. Keep that picture in mind when driving. And remember it isn’t just rural areas: urban areas concentrate water by design.