At around noon a nasty cluster of thunderstorms made landfall right on Downtown and started dropping some extremely torrential rain and even some nickel to quarter size hail, according to various storm reports. Needless to say, Downtown went right underwater. My street — what I saw of it, anyway — is flooded (and currently without power, hence why there is no weather reporting). At the corner of Coming and Morris, a manhole cover blew open as the drain failed, and an unfortunate driver got the back left wheel of his truck stuck in the hole. The water was pretty deep at that corner, as it usually is during a rain event like this.
The second round was even crazier, with reports of a waterspout between Folly and Kiawah prompting a tornado warning which was canceled a short time ago. Nuts. The second round did move through faster, though, so the amount of rain that fell was less. There have still been power interruptions, though.
It always seems that this happens when the astronomical tides are abnormally high, doesn’t it? Ugh. Here’s hoping I don’t have to do too much swimming on my way home from work.