Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Flooded Devastation

On July 23rd my hometown and many surrounding communities received over 12 inches of rain in a 36 hour period which caused flooding and significant property damage. My heart goes out to all of the families impacted by the damage that mother nature has created. I live about 100 miles away from where the flooding occurred and we only received about 2 1/2 inches of rain and we also had a tornado warning that occurred as well. Most of the families in this area don't have flood insurance so the damage is significant. The good thing is that the flood didn't take any lives. Here's a few pictures I wanted to share.

The water receded and the boat ended up in the tree.

A child still managing to have fun despite a flood park.

parking lots
The local racetrack that I spent a lot of time at as a child.
The local Sonic.
A truck that was stuck in a sinkhole - this would give me a heart attack.
Closed bridge at the local park.

We were planning on heading back home in a few weeks for a family reunion but it may have to be cancelled a result of the flooding. My heart goes out to all of the families impacted by this storm and the devastation that can happen in the blink of an eye.

1 comment:

Fryer Family said...

We could not believe how fast and how much it rained. Thankfully we did not have any damage but the storms were really scary for the girls, and the poor dog.