We are having the biggest storm in 80 years pass
through today/tonight (it is just befor 8pm local
time) where I live (Southern California Mountains).
It mostly just rained all day like most other rainy
days. But I guess the accumulated water caused my
soil structure to weaken deep enough that one of
our two apple trees (the one that produces more
apples) collapsed onto my driveway a bit ago, just
narowly missing my car (which I have moved back
out of the way of the other apple tree).
We've been getting around .33" of rain an hour, but
it is about to bump up to 1.4" of rain an hour for
a few hours with 50ish mph winds. We are hoping none
of the other trees around us, particularly the large
evergreen trees, fall. We've moved my daughter's bed
away from windows and toward the low center of the
house out of an abundance of caution.
Fingers crossed there isn't too much damage beyond
just a lot of water and wash-out on the roads over
the night. I'm sure our basement will flood, but
that is mostly ok. I don't think the water levels
will rise a whole story to our "first floor". The
way the drainage/slope on our property works it
should move on to lower ground and not accumulate
where we are.
Anyone else out there dealing with weather anomalies: