Rains flood Hill’s Farm & Garden

Expect more rain, says weather service
Jul. 11, 2013 @ 05:06 PM

Hill’s Farm and Garden Center was forced to close for a few hours Thursday due to flooding.

Kim Hill, co-owner of Hill’s Farm and Garden, said it had been six or seven years since her business had seen flooding of this magnitude.

"We had to shut down for a couple hours because you couldn't get back in our parking lot. We've been doing this for over 28 years now, though, so we've got a pretty good handle on it," Hill said.

"We do have some animals outside, but we've got them up high because we learned to get them off the ground so they were dry and safe."

Flooding hit other parts of Thomasville, including the Liberty Drive area, where water stood in the road and made travel difficult for pedestrians and drivers.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning in Davidson, Guilford and Randolph counties Thursday until 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

The Triad can expect more rain — every single day through Wednesday.

It has rained every day of July except this past Tuesday, said Terry Click of the National Weather Service in Raleigh. The NWS counts a day as having rain if the measurement is greater than .01 inches.

As of Thursday morning, the area had seen 4.21 inches of rain in July. That’s more than three times the normal amount for the first 10 days in July, Click said.

Saturday evening, with only a 20 percent chance of rain, should be the driest period in the next six days, Click said.For more information, visit weather.gov/rah.