Rain started around
"We never see this with our own eyes," she said. "It looks like you can swim on it."
Before they left for the night, her husband,
Even with the sandbags, mud still covered the sidewalk leading to the door by the morning. Maria filled a trash can with branches and other debris that had washed up, and Conrado spent most of the morning spraying away mud with a hose from the family's home. By
"Some people are going to miss the lunch,"
Across the street, the future home of the Hopefully Yours thrift shop was spared most damage. Unlike its neighboring buildings, many of which date to the 1800s, the new Hopefully Yours meets current building code for flood plains by being elevated.
Workers were moving furniture into the new building in advance of its
"I walked from the old store and about slipped coming down," Mitchell said. "Last night was just torrential downpours all night."
Still, Mitchell said, it could have been much worse.
"I try to think positive," he said. "Think of what happened in
Outside Hopefully Yours, volunteer
"There was a lot of debris and mud," she said. "It was a lot less than what I though there could be, but still more than I expected."
Scott said she was worried about Drain Tainer and the former Expert Tires across the street, which the business recently acquired, after she saw a video Wednesday night from neighbor
Adams was at his business, keeping an eye on the flooding. It wasn't quite as bad as a flash flood in 2010, he said, but it came close.
"It looked like an overflowing creek going down the street," Adams said.
At least some of that overflowing creek got into the Modern Barber and Shave shop down the street.
"I just squeegeed it all out on the sidewalk," he said. "Now I'll just touch up and mop. I've been mopping and mopping and mopping."
Official rainfall estimates put the rainfall Wednesday somewhere between 2 and 4 inches, though
Rain brought rocks down in one spot along
"I've been digging quartz out of there for 60 years," he said.
Wednesday's storm also caused a small mudslide near the bleachers at
Wednesday's storm came as a surprise,
"We didn't really think it was going to be as significant as it was," she said.
Volunteers with SKYWARN, a
Hardin said she wasn't aware of a tornado touching down in
Departments seemed to have everything handled, she said, though she hadn't yet spoken to the
"It was significant, but it could have been so much worse," Hardin said.
Hockett, an 84-year-old widow, said the towering tree was about half its size when she and her late husband moved in 30 years ago. The fallen limb covered nearly all of her front yard.
The storm also caused untreated water from the city's sewer system to run off into the
"Overall, I thought that the plant and the sewer system held up well," he said.
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