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Last year at the White Rock Festival my wife and I joked about this event being cursed, because someone downwind from us failed to attach their tent to the ground, and when the wind picked up that afternoon, their tent lifted up off the ground, sailed 20 feet into the air and landed on our tent, breaking it. We laughed it off.

This year, the annual White Rock Festival opened yesterday morning. After setting up our booth, I returned home while Erica manned the booth with our dog, Maria. I was wrapping up a new demonstration I had created.

About lunch time I returned to the festival, just as an ominous black cloud seemed to be racing toward us across the lake. By the time I found a parking spot, the sky let loose with a fury seldom seen. When I stepped out of the car, only a minute or two into the deluge, there was already 2 inches of water on the ground completing soaking my shoes and socks, while so much rain was coming down from above it was like being wet down by a fire hose.

And then all hell broke loose.

Lighting seemed to strike everywhere at once and the thunder was deafening. The wind shrieked at 30 or 40 mph or more, tents were shredding faster than anyone could take them down. Everyone was holding on for dear life under their tents, while the wind picked them up off the ground or just shredded the canvas above them. Within minutes, nothing was dry.

The storm caught EVERYONE by surprise. The danger of electrocution was real, both from lightning and from numerous power cords laying under water. No one had time to evacuate whatever goods they had intended to sell at the festival, so no one was able to simply evacuate, since the wind would have picked up everything and flung it across the landscape. 

I ran back to our SUV pulled open the fence and drove down to our booth where I manhandled all our materials into the car with a fury that was only matched by the weather. The reason: we were all standing in water under a 65 foot tree, holding onto a metal ribs of our tent, and the danger of death by lightning was quite real. So into the SUV everything went, as fast as I could shovel. Nothing was folded or boxed up properly, it all just went IN dripping wet as the rain continued to pour down upon us.

When we got home a little while later, stunned and wet, we strung out everything in the garage and our covered porch to dry. Amazing how soaked everything had become. There was not one single dry article.

The next day, I returned to the scene of the crime to survey the aftermath. And perhaps to capture a haunting reminder of the power of nature. The entire grounds of the festival were still half submerged under the lake — even a day later. Shows how much water fell in only a few minutes.

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Most of the booths, like Terrelli's were innundated.   The Trinity Hall booth in the background still in about 6" of water.
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 Gives new meaning to the term, dining on the water.   Enjoy lunch from your table in the lake.
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 Marble Slab Creamery's banner was submerged.    This is how most people rode out the storm.
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 For the Love of the Lake was shin deep in the lake of their love.    Powerlines were underwater all over the place.
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 Perhaps next year we will bring flippers and snorkle.    The lake is several feet above normal.
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 Lots of tents were shredded by the wind and rain.  

The sign says, "Free Face Painting." Add to that, "FREE
tent shredding on behalf of the Texas weather."

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Tents on the front edge of the weather got shredded worse.   it was amazing how fast the weather dispatched the festival.
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The festival was now a tent ghost town.   Other tents buckled under the weight of water
caught in their ripped up covers.

Reasons to Scoop

  • Dog waste is NOT fertilizer. 
  • Dog waste is 100% toxic and has zero commercial value.
  • Dog waste contains 20 million germs per gram (1 gram = 1 kernel of corn).
  • Mowing dog waste contaminates your entire yard with trillions of live bacteria.
  • Parasites, germs, bacteria, pathogens & viruses in dog waste are harmful to humans.
  • Fecal bacteria stick to the bottoms of shoes and transfer readily to clean floors.
  • Fecal organisms can infect children, adults and other animals.
  • Roundworms and hookworms deposited by infected animals can live in the soil for long periods of time and can be transmitted to humans.
  • Storm water carries pet waste and bacteria directly into waterways.
  • Animal waste depletes the oxygen in the water and kills fish.
  • DFW's 1.2 million dogs deposit 900,000 lbs of toxic waste on the ground each day.

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