OK,so maybe it hasn’t rained for 40 days and 40 nights.


But the storms that drenched the area Thursday provided enough water to float a good sized boat and the wet stuff is still falling as I write this today.

With tornado warnings prompting local television stations to prempt afternoon soap operas, the skies opened up and sent sheets of water cascading down onto Southwestern and Soutside Virginia.

The washout quickly overwhelmed the storm drains of Floyd, sent streams surging over their banks and destroyed driveways already damaged from earlier deluges.

At the Village Green in Floyd, newly landscaped areas washed into the parking lot. Pedestrians caught without umbrellas ran for cover.

Weather.Com shows the probability of rain at 75-80 pecent through the afternoon before tapering off about 6 p.m.

For the last several years, we’ve been crying for rain. Now we’re remembering the old Mongolian proverb:

Be careful what you wish for.