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Old 12-23-2008, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Rain... it can be the most wonderful thing on earth. Very beautiful and mesmerizing. We are experiencing another wonderfully misty, rainy time this week. However, sometimes these rains can be a part of a very scary time - stormy scary! Remember last monsoon season?

I remember cruisin' some of the monsoon weather damage threads over on the Phoenix forum, and WOW! Those guys really got walloped last season in many areas by the storms up there.

You develop empathy for these guys who are basically our state brethren. We may not always agree in all areas with Phoenix folks, but when it comes to Arizona monsoons, we truly do have something in common.

Right here in Tucson, we get smacked by these storms pretty heavily every once in a while. We get the flooding, We get the vehicles going into the deep waters when they shouldn't, and people sometimes end up paying for it in more ways than just losing their vehicles. So, thankfully... Arizona has the "Stupid Motorist Law" in place!

With all the news last season about approaching tropical storms, and the resultant damage from them, plus other severe weather which the nation experiences, we shouldn't forget that Arizona has it's share of devastating weather as well.

Yep! Beautiful, yet dangerous lightning shows; loss of power; flooded surface streets; people's homes severely damaged. We get it all here in Tucson, too.

Below is an attached photo illustrating the excessive damage caused to my home from a storm that passed through the Tucson area last season. It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted!

Warning: the attached picture is quite graphic and may not be suitable for all viewers.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Zony . . . GO TO YOUR ROOM!

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Old 12-23-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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I should have taken the warning and not looked at the photo, I'm a nervous wreck now and I'm probably going to have to go into counseling over this. I've never seen such damage to a home in my life!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Oh MY!! That picture..
I remember one of the monsoon storms the summer of 1995..I think it was in august. I live on the NW side of town and I got caught out driving when the storm started. I thought I would get home before it got bad but I was sadly mistaken. I was driving down silverbell about cortaro and silverbell heading towards camino del cerro. The washes were filling up, the rain was coming down so hard I could hardly see but I could not see well enough to even see if I could pull over and wait it out. I got home safely, well, except for the poor mailbox that I ran into..but when I got home my house did not fare so well..it was a mess, the roof was partially blown off, the inside of the house had water damage. It was a mess. We had no electricity for 2 days or so. Thank goodness for homeowners insurance.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Incidentally, I happen to have seen this picture just a few days ago. It actually shows the "damage" caused by an earthquake in Sweden.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Spring Branch, Tx
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You guys are just too much
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Can it be true? More rain predicted for Tucson? Omigosh... I'm feeling a tear welling up in my eyeball... Sniff... sniff...

How can life be so wonderful and beautiful?
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Can it be true? More rain predicted for Tucson?
To say the least.... Weather is DECLARED these days, Pony. You're way behind the times, buddy...
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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To say the least.... Weather is DECLARED these days, Pony. You're way behind the times, buddy...
Oh... ... declared...

Okay.
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