I know you think I am going to say grasshoppers, or gophers. No, I don't wish for that, but I don't want what we had last night either. We have been getting a lot of rain lately - about 15 inches, so far this spring! That is an INSANE amount of water for our area. Only about 60% of the crops have been planted this year because farmers just cannot get on the fields. Well, last night, we had another DOOZY of a storm. Here are some pictures that a friend of mine took of the DEVASTATING after effects.
The first shot is the pretty one - I watched the lightening for about 3 hours last night before bed. Literally it was one right after the other for that length of time, so beautiful. For the first 2.5 hours or so, there was no rain, just lightening and soft thunder. Then, it started to pour...
Look how high the water is on her fence in the back of the yard !!
This was taken AFTER the water had receded a bit, I wonder how many of these people will be able to start their cars today ?!?
For those that live in Saskatoon and area, you will recognize this Confed intersection - apparently, it was 5 feet under water in a matter of minutes!!
Same intersection, different angle.
Another friend of mine woke up to 7 inches of water in his basement! While this may be normal for some people, we in the prairies in Canada are not really used to having this type of thing happen. Please pray for all the families that woke up this morning to SEVERE damage in their homes. Many are going to need help. We are not a part of that misfortune, that the Good Lord for that!!