Thursday, March 26, 2009

100% Chance of Rain

I talked about my morning routine before. How I leave my apartment before 7:40 and am at work 5 or 10 minutes later. Well today I left by 8:40 and didn't get into work until... get this FORTY MINUTES LATER. As in 4-0. Seriously.

Turns out last night a severe thunder storm high Baton Rouge. I do remember waking up once or twice, but promptly fell back asleep. When I did finally get up I couldn't remember if that really happened, or if I had dreamed it. I had no idea how bad it was until I started my drive.

I turned out of my apartment complex and there's a light about half a block down. It took me TWENTY minutes to go to that light. Half a block in 20 minutes. I started counting light cycles and I believe once I was close enough to see the light, and believe I saw it change 6 or 7 times. Each time there was only room for 2 or 3 cars to get through because traffic was so backed up.

With not a whole lot else today I spent my time listening to the radio. The DJs were of course talking about the weather and traffic. They said there might have been some tornadoes in the area, but they hadn't been confirmed. Several communities had lost power. A woman called in and said there was a street blocked off because a roof had blown off.

Once I finally got to work (20 minutes late of course) there were more stories to be had. One employees looked into her back yard to find all her patio furniture had blown away. One of our sales leaders was in town at a hotel. He said he got out of bed after patio furniture hit his window for the second time. Also, his hotel lost power and he had to use his laptop as light in the bathroom. The boy said he drove down a street where a tree had blown over onto 2 cars and part of a house. One employee's daughter had her school day canceled. Most schools were open, but this one had lost power. This means this past year school was canceled due to a hurricane, a snow storm, and now a thunder storm!

Thankfully, no one cared I was late, becuase they all were too. My supervisor didn't arrive until about 30 minutes after myself. The radio also said there is a 100% chance of rain tonight. And yes, it is currently raining.


P.S. Don't forget to stop by later tonight for my Frozen Thursday post!


  1. Wow, that is one crazy storm!! Glad to hear you made it to work without any accidents or anything at least!!

  2. That's nuts! I love thunderstorms but that one would have scared the bejeezus out of me! I used to live on the southeast coast and I was TERRIFIED of hurricanes so every time it would storm I would pretty much freak.

    I'm glad you're okay though! Stay dry!!

  3. Yikes!!! That's crazy!!! Was there no warning? Thank God noone you know was hurt!