Yes, we really do need the rain, but not 8 inches at a time. We live in a small village right beside the Des Moines River. Already they are saying we are almost at the same flood stage as "the great flood" in 1993. Rain came down to fast, for the ground to absorb.
This is what happens to pavement when the ground gives way. Thank goodness no one was driving on it at that moment.
Thankfully we live at the top of the town, so we haven't had to worry about the water, but many friends of ours do.
I hope everyone stays safe and sound this weekend.
Stella Rose's Momma