i had to pop out this evening after picking p. up from school to pick up a package down in the south of the city. it was raining when we left, but as soon as we pulled out of our street the rain really started to come down.
within 15 minutes of being on the road, entire intersections were flooded out. streets, sidewalks and parking lots turned into turbulent rivers. cars and trucks were stalling in the deeper areas, some cars were abandoned in the street with water up to the windows. fountains of water were erupting from manholes, spouting nearly a meter in the air out of one. lightening was striking with regularity all around.
it was, in a word, mayhem. we made it to the store and back home thanks to picking the right roadways (e.g. ones that were higher elevation), but it took quite a while and was quite the adventure.
hopefully m. will send me some of the pics from her phone so i can post them here later.