We got a good bit of rain from Beta over the last couple of days, enough to cause street flooding and keep a lot of trepidatious eyes on the bayous. On campus today in addition to the ghost town vibe it was also what I would have to call “soggy.” In the olden days before all our advances in drainage it would have been much, much worse. Witness this from the 1929 Campanile. It’s all happening on Main Street, by the way:
I love how casual this guy is:
Those guys had all the fun.
It’s all fun and games until you hit dry pavement and fall down face first…
In the flood that produced the high water mark in the Pub (1978?) the sport of street kayaking also got invented. I also remember seeing one guy scuba diving in the street. I cannot remember for sure the street, though.
15 June 1976 is likely the date you’re thinking of.