Animal Rain In Texas–Can It Happen In Midland Odessa?
The answer to that question is-unless the wind here actually picks up enough to lift someone's cattle in the air--probably not.
Since there's no large body of water here in the Permian other than our little duck pond at Wadley Baron Park, what happened in Texarkana over the holidays with the water spout can't happen here. In case you hadn't heard what happened in Texarkana last week-they had storms come thru that produced water spouts that ended up collecting fish from the waters of Wright Lake, then dumping the White Bass on the residents of the city like rain from the sky. Sounds biblical, doesn't it? There's an actual term for it--"Animal Rain", and it's happened before in other parts of the country and the world. Imagine standing in your backyard or in front of your house and all of a sudden, it's raining fish!
The city of Texarkana posted about it on their website and social media pages, saying it was no joke. And it's also gotten an absolute ton of news coverage from all over the country. Residents of the city have been posting videos to their own social media pages showing fish randomly showing up all over roads, front lawns, people's roofs, on top of cars-everywhere. There's definitely something to be said for living in a place where the only outdoor water is what's in everyone's swimming pools. I know many wish there was a place here to go fishing and boating-so it's a trade-off for sure when things like this happen. It all sounds rather fishy to me. (Sorry--had to throw in a Dad Joke).
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