Sunday, May 2, 2010

WOW !!! What a flood !!!

It has rained here for about 2 days and this storm has dumped more rain than anyone could have imagined. I knew it was going to rain this weekend, so I thought I was doing a good thing in spreading grass seed around the lawn in the bare spots. Well, that was a waste. It has all washed away.

Notice the brown "river" running in the back of our yard. It was about 15 feet wide today.

Here is the water run off that is off to the side of our house. You can see the neighbors behind us look like that water is REALLY close to their basement.

And speaking of basements...glad we have one. When these storms run through, we head down there when the tornado sirens go off. We considered sleeping in our basement last night. We didn't and there was no tornado in our town, but we try to be safe.
The road in front of our house.

Compared to some of the devastation, we are very thankful for our minimal damage. We lost one small tree and had a few little leaks from the driving rain. Nothing too major. And nothing like our downed tree from last year.

Here are some pics of Chuck's work building. It is the red one in the back with the white garage doors. If you didn't know, Chuck works for a Christian company that makes video for children. This flood will be a big loss for Kidmo. A lot of damage to overcome.

Again, these pictures were taken from the overpass above Chuck's building.

Where we turn to get to Chuck's work. A church on the left and a farm on the right. He also heard that his small studio, where they do some video shoots, has also flooded. No pictures of that yet.

As you can see, there is a lot of damage and huge flooding. Please pray for our area and the struggles that are taking place here this weekend. Many homes and families and businesses are effected.


Elle J said...

Very sad. Will keep you and your town in our prayers.

Lee and Bev said...

So glad we all are safe - and in our own houses. So sorry about the studio and office. Trust it recedes quickly and the clean up isn't too devastating.

Randi Sue said...

I was wondering how you were doing. Glad you are all safe and pray that the repair is quick.

K-Sue said...

Hope to keep hearing all is OK with y'all.

Shannon- said...

WHOA! Hope you are all safe and drying out!

Tim and Susan said...

WOW...that is just incredible. WOW. So thankful for safety for you all and no damage to your house. Sorry for the damage at Kiddmo though. WOW. Thanks for the pictures. Helps us visualize how serious it was.