Friday, July 24, 2009

And to think that I left my umbrella at home!!

Hubby and I went out to run some, post office etc. I left my umbrella at home because it looked like it was clearing up. We went to the bank....we were dry. We went to the post office...we were dry. We walked to the mall and decided to stop in at the Softbank store and I got a new cell phone (will blog about my cool new phone later). While we were going through the very long process of getting this phone all hell broke loose outside. It started to rain. Not just was more like a mini typhoon. I mean the sound of the rain on the roof was so loud. It was raining so hard it was just "white" outside and the rain was coming down so hard it was going back up after hitting the road. I though maybe it would be just "rain" and not a mini typhoon by the time we were ready to go....yeah right! Even if the rain had been just a normal light rain, we still would have had to wade through the water on the street. We choose the best way to go from the phone store to the mall and we still were in water half way up our calves at one point!

I had a mini umbrella that kept my hair from getting soaked but hubby had nothing so he was drenched. I wish I could have gotten pictures of people's faces when they saw us walk into the mall!! They probably had no idea how bad it was outside! Well...just to show you how bad it has are some pics.
Not sure you can see it but the road is under water.

Sadly, mud slides are a big problem.

This is downtown Fukuoka city (imagine Toronto under water!)

These next pics aren't great but they give you an idea of how bad it has been....the water is coming up from below!

Oh and it is still raining!!!!


Grace said...

I've been watching the news on TV Japan and yes, I can't believe all the flooding.... it's so scary!!! Even with an umbrella, you'd still be drenched! I pray for something positive to all those people in the flooding......

I'm curious to see your cell phone. Apparently Japan has nice ones. Oh and is it true that they are trying to band cell phones to those that are teenagers in Japan?

'Cuz I Felt Like It! said...

DANG! That is A LOT of rain! We've got the total oppposite of that here...we NEED rain!

Pili said...

Wow... that's a LOT of rain! Seems that you guys are getting a real moonsoon season...

FromJapanWithLove said...

It is now 3am and we are still under heavy rain warnings and the lightning and thunder just won't stop. Thankfully my area is ok but how much water can the ground soak up before it floods here too?!

Grace-hubby says that in Osaka is trying to ban elementary and junior high school kids from bringing cell phones to school but parents are arguing that they need them for safety. Not sure what will happen.

Cuz-i wish i could send you some of this rain!!

Pili-rainy season (not really monsoon season) is technically over I believe as it doesn't normally run this late and I have to say...I can't remember a storm like this in the 11 years that I have been just won't stop! I remember when I was sad that Japan didn't have thunderstorms like we do in Canada but man...there are bright skies tonight!

Jennifer Rose said...

that is insane! o.0 I thought we were getting a lot of water here but that is a scary amount of water

Violet LeBeaux said...

Eeep that's a lot! Send some over here to Australia please ;) Ah I hope your area doesn't flood!


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