SPOKANE, Wash. — Thunderstorms and extreme rains pounded the Inland Northwest on Thursday, leaving standing water, flooded buildings and messy roads in their wake.
Needless to say, Thursday's storm made for a rough day for many Spokane residents. But some tackled the tough times using humor.
Spokane Memes on Facebook has more than 57,000 followers. The page’s owner was very active on Thursday, sharing or reposting memes that poked fun at the torrential rains and frightening floodwaters.
Lime scooters and bikes may have returned to Spokane this week. But how about Lime rafts? One Spokane residents says that’s exactly what we need after parts of Spokane were underwater on Thursday.
Flooding also impacted North Spokane, including the Garland District. At cannon and Francis, tow trucks had to pull cars out of the water on Thursday.
Spokane Memes shared a meme from user Beerocracy that read, “Where do you fish, Bro? Garland.”
The post was a big hit, with thousands of interactions and shares and hundreds of comments.
You have heard of a boat – and you’ve heard of a car. But have you heard of Spokane’s boat car? The vehicle has received a lot of attention in recent years and it made a comeback during the storm.
“Today is your day Spokane boat car,” user Chris Morse wrote on a meme.
Another meme several days before the storm hit references Spokane’s rapidly changing weather this week. It reads, “The weather went from 75 to 50 like it saw a state trooper.”
A flood-related meme also received some attention on Spokane Reddit. Take a look below:
A Flood Watch remains active in Spokane and surrounding areas through Saturday morning. A Flood Advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. on Friday.
The heaviest of downpours may be behind us, but we will see more scattered and widespread rain until Saturday. Flooding areas will likely be re-aggravated if heavy rain returns.
According to the National Weather Service, Friday's rainfall is expected to bring rises to area creeks and streams.
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