Last night the Duncan area was being hit by thunderstorms, but once again, they went around the Lazy B. In the meantime, major storms were hitting OKC. I texted Jesse to check on things. She texted back that there "lots of rain". I assumed all was well. This morning I see this photo on FB with the words "We had to bail out".
I managed to wait a little while before calling her - after all it was Saturday morning. When I got her, I told her she could not post something like that without explanation. She said she was adding more info. Then I got the full (maybe) story. Jesse and her roomie were sitting safe and well in their apartment along with a few others including a couple from West Virginia, who had never been through such storms. Jes and her roomie were content to stay put, but other well meaning folk starting texting and telling them to seek shelter. So they jumped in the roomie's car and drove to the Devon building and the underground parking. When the storm passed - most of which was rain, they tried to drive home, but got caught in a flash flood. They had to crawl out the windows of the car. They tried to push the car upon the sidewalk, but eventually had to abandon ship. She said they waded home with water up to their crotch, and it was cold. It was a bit treacherous walking in the deep water. Apparently a manhole cover had floated away, and the roomie stepped in the hole. She fell and soaked herself as well as her purse, but she was okay. Jesse also fell. But you know Jesse, she looks at the bright side of things. She said it was cool to see dumpsters and port-a-potties floating by. People from her apartment were standing out on their balconies after the storm as the girls arrived at home. They teased the girls saying if they needed a potty, one just floated by. Jesse thought that was funny. Jes was hoping to do some volunteer work in the Moore area today, but it seems the volunteers are having to do their own clean up due to the latest floods and winds. This OK weather is not okay. The good news is that we are suppose to have a better day tomorrow. If you have not seen this video of storm chasers being hit by debris from a tornado, watch it. It is wild.