Feb 4, 2010, 10:29 PM
Post #34 of 40
Re: [Hound Dog] what happened to the dry season?
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Well Bob, I certainly hope and expect that Bridgette is OK in México. As you know, my wife and her mother are both originally from México City. They have both been watching local channel 3 on TV here for the last two days. Channel 3 repeats the live news on channel 13 in México City. There has been almost non-stop coverage of the severe flooding in many parts of the city and surrounding areas with water from one to three feet deep in many of the streets, flooded homes and businesses, etc.
They haven't shown any flooding in the downtown or hotel areas, but the news videos were kind of horrifying, showing ruined and flooded homes with wet people on the flooded streets with no place to go. Every once in a while one of my ladies would exclaim, “Tia so and so lives in that colonia, or, Tio so and so used to live in that town before he died.” It is all hometown to them, which made it even harder and obligatory for them to watch it. It was all unpleasant for me to see too.
Yesterday, Wednesday, my wife had to take her mother to the social security hospital in México. She told me that many of the streets were flooded when she drove home in the afternoon, and four lane boulevards only had two lanes passable, but many drivers were ignorantly speeding past her in the flooded lanes.
On the news last night, it was reported that on some of the elevated portions of the streets, some of the outer lanes had collapsed and some drivers drove right off the roads and into deep water. Bad news anytime you do that.
She also said that many trees had fallen onto some of the streets partially blocking them in the city, and on the cuota returning to Cuernavaca, it was raining so hard that the windshield wipers were not keeping the windshield clear enough to see clearly, and some trees had also fallen on the highway, partially blocking it too. Slow going in this strange weather, better slow and safe than sorry.
I lucked out yesterday, I got to stay home and go to the dentist for fun in the afternoon. To celebrate their safe return and my survival, I took them out to dinner last night.
Temps here in Cuernavaca have returned to near normal, it is not really warm yet, but not cold anymore either. It has been steadily raining here for the past couple of days, not a downpour, but steady. I think it might be illegal for it to rain in the daytime here. If God doesn't pay a mordida, they will probably prosecute Him for bringing us this rain in daylight.
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