The deluge descends upon Menlo – latest rainfall and flooding updates!
There were reports of even deeper water racing over the sidewalks and lapping at shop doors near Valparaiso and El Camino.
The storm subsided shortly after 11:00 am, with the sun poking through the clouds.
Local rainfall watchdog Bill Russ checked in with InMenlo shortly after the latest storm broke: “I checked my rain gauge. Good thing I have two as one was blown cockeyed. My total for this storm is
2.3″ bringing my year-to-date total [beginning July 1, 2009] to 10.9″. I know the heavy rains are a bother to many but I say ‘whoopee’!”
Later reports of flooding included Cotton Place where a motorist driving through deep water reported sharing the road with floating recycling bins. Photos taken shortly after the water had partially receded do indeed show Cotton Place scattered with errant bins, and the house on the Southwest corner of Cotton Place and Cotton Street had lost a tree to the sharply gusting winds.
Around 2 P.M., very dark clouds rolled in and thunder rattled windows, but the rain seemed to be holding off.