Sunday, July 25, 2010

A few more flood pictures

We went for a drive this afternoon to take a look at the flooding.  Yeah, we’re nosy that way.  We were also trying to find an alternate route for me to go to work in the morning so I don’t have to wait in line to drive one at a time through the water standing on the highway(See earlier post).  We encountered many roads that were closed so I would either need to go 8 – 9 miles west or 8 – 9 miles out of my way to the east so it looks like tomorrow morning I’ll be waiting in line.

Below are a few more flood pictures.  For most of you, the road names will mean nothing but for the locals who read my blog it will help them place where the pictures were taken.


Double curves on Bolton Road southwest of Freeport


Most of the corn is over 7 feet tall right now, so you’re looking at approximately 6 ft of water in the field.


East side of Bolton Road double curves.


Loran Road 


The bridge on Carter Road behind Lake Carroll.  The creek here is usually 8 foot wide and nowhere near as deep as it is now.


Most places you could see where the water has already started to recede.


  1. Flood pictures amaze me. I have to say though...did you check out the beautiful cloud filled sky in all of your pictures?

    Be careful driving through the water. We are still in danger of the water getting into the light plant, meaning we could be without power. I pray it doesn't happen. I think the flooding is already going to cause many people to not be able to get to work tomorrow. This is the worst we have ever seen.

    Have a great week!
    be blessed,

  2. we were just at lake le aqua na today for a family reunion.. I am older than you and I don'tremember ever seeing as much water as we saw today. And my Dad was the king of rides. Never the same road 2 times on the same day and inspecting crops when they are coming up, flooding.. you name it. Good luck getting to work tomorrow. There will probably be lots of people in the same boat as you. Pun intended.

  3. I am glad the water is beginning to recede Lori.....I hope no one was hurt with all this rain.
    Things can be replaced, not so with people........:-) Hugs

  4. Be careful! Maybe you should work at home or go in a little later...

  5. WOW! That's a crazy amount of water. So glad the water is receding. Life and roads should return to normal soon. Thanks for sharing all the pics. Have a great week. Blessings, SusanD

  6. we just had flooding in several areas here in Pike County Ky. There were several people killed and so many houses totally destroyed. Our church has been working with churches in those communities with supplies. One of our deacons took some supplies over on Saturday and picked up a hitchhiker who had lost his make a long story short...he led him to salvation. As the people of God, we are to extend His love to others and even in the midst of tradegy God will show up! I hope you find a safe route to work and I pray all goes well with all the farmland and the flooding quickly recedes. Have a blessed and joyous day!

  7. Please send some of your rain our way? We're so dry!

  8. that's a lot of water...great photos...