June 14, 2006

Alberto Pays a Visit

While Glenn Reynolds seems to have sailed through Tropical Storm Alberto without any problems, we're not having it quite as easy here in central North Carolina. The following pictures are pulled from from NCDOT cameras and viewer-submited photos at

Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh is, for understandable reasons, closed...


A closer look of parking near the mall shows that anchoring is more of an issue than parking.


If you want to cross Trinty Road, you'd better be able to part the waters.


A front yard in Cary (the Containment Area for Relocated Yankees, according to Wikipedia), just south of Raleigh finds itself suddenly overwatered.


With a total of 4-8 inches of rain expected to drop before Albero clears the area, the commute home promises to be entertaining, to say the least.

Aren't we lucky this wasn't a "real storm?"

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 14, 2006 02:23 PM | TrackBack

The real storm will be tonight at the RBC Center!
Go Hurricanes!

Posted by: Chris at June 14, 2006 03:19 PM

I left my office in RTP at 5:05 and made it down 55 to Apex by 5:35. One of the best commute days I've ever had.

Maybe everyone else decided to wait 'til later to go home.

Posted by: Russ at June 14, 2006 05:04 PM

Like I told you on the phone this afternoon. If you are looking for sympathy from this end, you'll have to keep looking.

As the Internet's resident hurricane magnet I'm personally thankful we didn't get hit and it didn't go Category on us.

I know, it sounds cold hearted, but after 5 hurricanes and I forget how many tropical's hard to feel anything but relief at this point.

Posted by: WB at June 14, 2006 06:42 PM

Whaaaaaaaaah! Whaaaaaaaaah! Looks like that water is melting your candy asses! RTP is affluent, so I am sure Georgey Porgey Pudd'en Pie would help you out if it got too bad!

Posted by: Johnny at June 14, 2006 07:18 PM

Your presence is requested on our Wingnut Irony thread, Sir.

Posted by: The Liberal Avenger at June 14, 2006 09:30 PM

Thank goodness it was worse.

Posted by: seawitch at June 15, 2006 11:05 AM

You got all the rain, we got the tornados. 4 here in Charleston - on a few miles from my house. I agree with alot of others - this was a good practice for the season.

Posted by: scmommy at June 15, 2006 11:25 AM