An epic day of thunderstorms

We don’t post much. I’m going to blame it on the fact that we’re too busy living & enjoying life. We had a wonderful summer – visited France with my grandpa and then soaked up family & friend time in the US. Since we arrived in August, we’ve been to Bahrain for Eid and Sri Lanka 2 weeks ago for a spur of the moment trip (seriously, we booked it 1 week before we went #risktakers).

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This morning I woke up at 4:40am to some crazy sounds. And then realized it was lightning. I was going to go back to bed but was mesmerized for 2 hours by the storms. Turns out watching from the 15th floor is pretty dang great. {This is probably only the 2nd time we’ve had thunderstorms like this in our 3+ years here.} 99% of the time our radar is completely clear. Not last week!

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Kuwait when it rains is a lot like South Carolina when it snows – chaos. To be fair the flooding in other areas was significant. However it has been difficult to hear people talking about the flooding here after the extreme damage that happened in South Carolina after an actual hurricane.

We can’t complain about the sound of thunder & rain, a rare occurrence in our lives here.

The ministry ended up cancelling school after many of our staff & students had arrived. School continued with about half of our students present (that might be high). Wednesday night, after we went to bed, the ministry cancelled school for Thursday. This time we had a (very productive) teacher work day. It has continued to rain on and off. Maybe this means we’ll have a green winter!

 

5 thoughts on “An epic day of thunderstorms

  1. I completely agree, the storm was both insane and wonderful at the same time. Growing up in the states as well it’s always a treat when there’s rainfall here in Kuwait. I still remember the storm I believe last March that left Kuwait flooded for days. Do you remember that storm?

    • I can think of one other that we have had in our 3+ years but don’t remember when it was. I also know we’ve been gone for a couple big storms, mostly sand I think though. 🙂

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