This afternoon, MrBig and I were helping Florence move house from her place in downtown Elmwood. Halfway through, torrential rain started to pour. While the sudden rain on a hot summer’s day was quite a surprise, the sudden flooding all over the streets of Buffalo was even more shocking. Within 15mins of raining, parts of the streets along homes and even some highways were flooded quite severly. I wasn’t sure if I was even going to make it back to North Campus having seen water levels knee high.
Along the way back, I saw a White Mustang hit another black car after drifting in deep water. Since the entire width of highway in front of me was too deep, I followed a few gutsy drivers as we cut through the parking lots parallel to the street and at some point even had to driving on pavement to get to safer grounds. At some point I couldn’t avoid it but to go right in, and it got pretty scary when cars on the opposite side of the road passed by creating an oncoming wave which pounded my car like a boat in water. I’d drift, but struggle to get back where the road was still visible.
Never have I experienced a summer like this… now I know how Bostonians must have felt when their area flooded last month. I haven’t watched The Inconvenient Truth yet, but seeing things like that first hand makes me feel like we’ve outdone ourselves as the human race.