I recently returned to the Valley after a week visiting my mother in Indiana. It rained at least once every day of my visit. While many people would be disappointed at the bad weather, as a resident of drought-stricken Texas (and a former resident of drought-stricken Arizona and drought-stricken New Mexico) I loved every minute. Now, as Tropical Storm Arlene dissipates over Mexico and effects weather patterns, the Rio Grande Valley is getting several days of much needed rain. Yay!
Here’s a few rainy day books for these wet, gray days:
Too much rain, of course, can cause flooding, a perennial problem in the low-lying Rio Grande Valley. In Flood by Mary Calhoun, Sarajean and her family evacuate their house when the Mississippi River overflows its banks.