Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Great Flood of 2008

The water has arrived.
I don't know where you have been, but in the midwest it has been raining and raining hard constantly for the last few days. Many of the local schools were canceled because the country roads were closed due to road closings.
I have a friend who's apartment is essentially in a basement and he had 5 inches of standing water and moved out and found a new place to live!
Our basement flooded and now the whole house STINKS.

So anyways, I went to the river to get a look.

In Cape Girardeau we have this pretty neat levy system. (I think it is a levy) It is basically a big cement wall.

(This is a picture I took standing right next to the river in November 07)
Water was all the way up to the wall today.

The City of Cape Girardeau closed the gates at the big wall because the river is soo high!
Here are the pictures to prove it.

On the other side of that wall is where the picture above was taken.

This picture shows that there is 60 feet of space from the water to the bridge.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Man, i know where your coming from. My road was blocked off because of the water levels. Thank God that my house is on top of a hill. i plan on putting some pictures of it up on my blog at some point. The Barn near my house was island-ized. People had to travel by boat to get there, and some of the cows were calving and needed help from a vet, but the vet was too scared to go across on the boat, so there were also cows dying. nice to see it clearing up though.