I know this doesn't look like much to those of you who get these kinds of rains often but here during winter with mostly frozen ground it was a big mess.
All of this water came barreling down the street veered off into the lot across the street and into our driveway.
Some of it backed up into the front yard.
The garage was spared because the water was gushing into the side yard. You can see the water rushing over the path to the right. The path on the left wasn't washed out but...
The right path was cleared of soil and mulch that was around the stepping stones.
All the soil is at the bottom of the path. I will have my work cut out to fill in, re-mulch etc.
Looking out the patio doors it didn't look much better. Water was standing on patio and the paths in back were also almost full.
At one point there was so much pressure on our old patio that along one of the cracks there were bubbles oozing out.
You can see how my flower beds have been enriched with compost and mulch so much they are much higher than the paths.
The paths were nearly fully underwater. A first in my recollection. We have areas that often get some back up but soon runs off.
The main problem is that the ground was too frozen to accept any water.
The side lot looked like a small pond. I hope we don't get any more rain for awhile.
After the rain stopped a big blow brought winter back to us. All that didn't drain off is now frozen.
I just hope that the poor plants can tolerate all the freeze, thaws and now near drowning.
We wait for the next big thaw.