Last night in Adelaide there was quite a lot of rain. I made it home from work before the deluge but not long afterwards it absolutely poured. It’s not too often we see the rain sheeting down but that’s what it was like last night.
This photo shows all the water that poured into my backyard from the laneway right next door that is slightly higher than my backyard which is why the water looks like brown muck.
Not far from the potplants to the right of the picture is a drain in the ground but when I investigated tonight, it’s either a shoddy drain that doesn’t really go anywhere or it’s quite blocked. I’m hoping the latter and am ringing the plumber tomorrow.
I stood outside in this last night in bare feet sweeping the water away from the backdoor with my outside broom. I swept towards my neighbour’s house trying to remember what she had there (dirt or paving) but I thought she wouldn’t notice a bit of extra water coming into her backyard.
There was so much water that my single collection point at the back of the house (where this photo was taken) for the water run-off was completely overwhelmed and even though I was standing under the pergola, I was getting wet from all the water running over the sides of the gutters and coming through the small gap between the gutter and the edge of the pergola roof.
The water was going all around the side of the house as well and I was at a loss as to what to do. Fortunately it only continued for a relatively short time and this morning just the tide mark of the water was left.
I escaped any damage unlike some others around Adelaide and of course it’s nothing like New Orleans such a short time ago.