I was woken up at 5:00 this morning by someone pounding on my door suggesting we move our cars. So my son and I waded through knee deep water to do so. Not a lot of fun. I was completely taken surprise by the severity of the flooding. Living on a peninsula on a bigger peninsula, I've seen my fair share of floods. Ten years ago we had to evacuate (by boat) and both of our cars were totaled. Since that time I've been quite watchful whenever we get a coastal flood warning. Generally, though, it happens somewhat gradually -- in that we'll get minor flooding with one high tide and more serious flooding with the next. The water didn't get that high at high tide yesterday afternoon -- it was higher than normal, but still within the banks of the canal. So I figured if it flooded at high tide early this morning, it wouldn't be too bad. I took this video around 8:30 this morning. Lovely, huh?
I'm a wee bit concerned that the water isn't receding. And this trailer is making the most ominous creaking sounds. It's starting to look like we'll have to wade out at low tide or run the risk of not being able to get out at all. And, yeah, I'm a little scared.