It's almost 11:30, the rain has been steady but not extreme, at least not at our location. Our ditches seem to be doing their job, I keep taking photos each hour and the water level has remained constant.
My husband experienced a lot of wind coming home, said he was blown sideways along the freeway, but thankfully the roads are clear and he had no one in the lanes next to him.
Pixxie was very glad to have the front boards removed from the windows to let in some light. The wind isn't much here, but the radio just reported that it's 70 mph in other areas. I hope we weren't premature about removing those boards that were under the covered porch, but I'm with Pixxie, it's great to be able to look out!