Monday, September 15, 2008

We're soaked

We folks in the upper Midwest are drying out today. The Chicago area has been hammered all weekend with the remnants of Hurricane Ike. As much as eight inches of rain (an estimated 90 billion gallons of water) fell in the last two days, flooding roadways and, for a brief time, cutting off all ground access to O'Hare airport in Chicago and threatening to flood the downtown area.

Of course, this was just a taste of what the folks in the Houston area experienced with the full force of the storm. I can only imagine what that is like.

The photo above was taken at the Crown Fountain in Chicago on a very hot afternoon. Summer days will usually find a large crowd of kids (and sometimes adults) taking advantage of the water spray from the twin monoliths.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.

1 comment:

ilona said...

You got all our rain and left us with the winds!!!