I’ve been looking over our back fence off and on all day today–at lunch, when I got home from a meeting, and tonight. Merced and the surrounding areas have gotten pounded with rain, and some areas are flooded.

Rascal Creek flows along a paved walking path right behind our house. Most of the time it is a nice place to stroll, but today I wished it wasn’t there.

Actually, the creek has not gotten to a worrisome height, but some Merced residents haven’t been so lucky. Some have been flooded out. Some are sandbagging like crazy. Merced High School is taking overnight evacuees.

Bear Creek, a major waterway flowing through town, is threateningly high. I’m probably going to add flood insurance to my home coverage very soon.