What a Downpour!

I think it rained harder this afternoon than I’d ever seen it rain.

We could hear the river roaring, so as the rain let up we decided to go take a look.

Then, we reached the river!

When we got back home the rain was only a slight sprinkle, and the remains of the lake in the neighbor’s yard were pretty.

We went down to the river after a rain before, but it didn’t look like we found it today!

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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12 Responses to What a Downpour!

  1. marica says:

    We also had a lot of rain here by the beach area with thunder and lightning. This morning is nice and cool.

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    • Where are you located? We’re probably all getting a lot of rain this time of year. It’s really cool here too today, and overcast with some sprinkles. I’m keeping my sweater handy for tonight.

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  2. It’s almost over. I’m trying to appreciate the remainder of the rainy season, but my clothes have been hanging on the line for a week trying to dry. 🙂

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  3. oldsalt1942 says:

    Merely a mist compared to what we went through back in October of 2011. That’s the day the rain took out the bridge on the InterAmericana on the way over to Concepcion/Bugaba, just before the gone, but not forgotten Gringos Restaurant.
    http://onemoregoodadventure.com/2011/10/06/east-west-traffic-on-interamerican-hwy-reopened/
    http://onemoregoodadventure.com/2011/10/05/rainy-season-disaster-updated/

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    • I have wondered what that must have been like. It happened in a day? I thought it must have been an extended period of rain. That must have been a crazy day!

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      • oldsalt1942 says:

        It happened in TWO HOURS!

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        • NO WAY! I cannot even imagine how hard it must have rained to bring the water up high enough to take out that bridge in two hours. It must have been beyond insane.

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          • oldsalt1942 says:

            “Beyond insane” is coming close. I’ve never seen anything like it before and never hope to again. You’ve been to my house, and you know that little river beside it. Take a look at the photos in the first link and see how big those logs are outside my gate. That little river put those things there. It flooded the house. Thankfully I was in Potrerillos then and didn’t have to clean it out. The flood in this river took out the chain link fence in the property behind my house as well as several trees that you, me and Joel couldn’t have circles holding hands. Over a half a foot of rain in two hours. Several smaller bridges around the area bit the dust and I think three or four people were drowned. There is absolutely no way to describe what it was like.

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            • I cannot imagine! I remember your area and the river nearby, but for me even more impressive is the photos of the bridge. Look how far it is above the river. For the river to rise that high to beat against the bridge and take it out, that’s a huge amount of water.

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