When it rains in Palm Springs I usually welcome it. Growing up near Seattle, I’m used to rain. It smells so good and makes everything green and refreshed. But, when it rains hard in Palm Springs, it can be a nightmare. And today is ones of those days.
I enjoyed listening to the rain on the roof last night. But this morning, I heard a “drip, drip” that sounded too close for comfort. I kept waking up and checking on the house from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Everything was okay besides a drip in my bedroom. By 6:30 a.m. our patio and garage had flooded and the water seeped in through the French doors. By 8 a.m. the water was puddling in our living room. Thankfully, my hubby left work and bought two sump pumps on his way home. What a romantic Valentine’s Day present, right?
Everything is under control at the moment. The sump pumps were game changers! Now I’m taking a break from fighting the flood to see what’s going on with other people in Palm Springs.
There are numerous accidents on the freeway and roads. Schools been let out. Businesses are closing. We’re told to hunker down at home.
Stay safe everyone! Don’t go out if you don’t have to. The worst of the rain is still coming. I know we need the rain–but really, does it all have to come down in one day?
Here’s a youtube video near the Indian Canyons earlier today: