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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Water (take 2)

 
(Picture from Song to Bobby)
Uno
One day till 'da thing'
(OK, and 2 until I actually tell you all about it)
 
CanadaI was at Santi's practice yesterday when I got a phone call from Gaby. She was at a friend's house in neighbouring Heidelberg, and told me that it was raining with an incredible intensity over there, with hail, strong winds and everything. I warned all coaches and we soon packed and left. The moment I got back home, the storm arrived.
 
For about half an hour, me and Santi watched as the strongest storm we remember hit us. There was so much water coming down my roof that it was falling on the ground about a meter and a half away from the house (it was like a waterfall!). Several lightning struck nearby and soon enough there was no more Satellite TV (I still had internet, though).
 
When it finally died down, we saw all the scattered branches, pinecones and even the occasional toy around the backyard. I imagined that the local creeks and rivers would overflow immediately, and judging by today's Record photos, I wasn't wrong...
 
 
ArgentinaEstaba en la práctica de Santi ayer cuando me llamó Gaby. Ella estaba en la casa de unos amigos en la vecina Heidelberg y me contó que estaba lloviendo con una violencia inusitada en la zona, con granizo, vientos fuertes, etc. Le avisé a los coaches y pronto nos fuimos de allí. En el momento en que llegué a casa, la tormenta nos alcanzó.
 
Durante una media hora, Santi y yo miramos cómo la tormenta más fuerte que recordemos nos azotaba. Había tanta agua cayendo por los techos que rebalsaba las canaletas y el chorro caía a un metro y medio de distancia de la casa (era una cascada!). Muchos rayos impactaron en el vecindario, y pronto se cortó la televisión satelital (todavía tenía internet, sin embargo).
 
Cuando la tormenta por fin amainó, vimos todos los pedazos de ramas, conitos de los pinos y hasta algún que otro juguete desparramado por el jardín. Imaginé que los arroyos y ríos aledaños iban a rebalsar, y a juzgar por las fotos en la edición de hoy de "The Record", no me equivoqué...
 
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All pictures from "The Record"
 
 
 
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6 comments:

  1. Estuvo rudo por allá!! Que horror!Aqui estuvo muy agitado, truenos, relámpagos, los aviones aterrizando se veian de juguete, pobres. Pero no tan fuerte como en Waterlo. No se como habrá estado en Toronto en el centro.Esta semana como que va a ser asi completica!Saludos

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  2. I just wish that everyone is alright and not badly affected by the storm.

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  3. I was on the bus last night when we crossed Weber street. The water was so deep that most cars couldn't make it. The bus actually got flooded.Thankfully, we never lost power or suffered any damages.

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  4. So, if I come back in a bit will you tell your secret? It is 12:08 AM, so really, it is Thursday :) Whatever the news, I am glad that good things are coming your way. You and Gaby deserve it.

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  5. Gee... Big storm.Me hace acordar cuando se inundaba Belgrano. Aca a veces llueve fuerte y tambien se inundan algunos barrios, y de los arboles ni hablar.Tiemblo por los viejos paraisos de mi vereda.

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  6. Wasn't that weather horrid?Yesterday it was so bad out, that we had a state of emergency. The towns that got hit by a tornado are only a short distance from us.My brother lost his new cottage to this freak weather. He just bought it in April.

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