Sunday, July 25, 2010

Never in my memory….

Never in my memory do I remember getting 15” of rain in 36 hours.IMG_4027 This “little” creek is usually about 5’ wide and maybe 1 ‘ deep at best. 
Above is from Yellow Creek near Freeport, about ten miles north of where we live.  During spring rains this house may get some ponding but not quite like this.  I’ll bet they have water in their basement as many do.  Our son had a few inches and DH’s sister had 3 feet!
Alot of main and secondary roads are closed due to either water on the road or parts of the road being completely washed away.
Below, in my almost 50 years, I have never seen.  This too is Yellow Creek and I have never seen water across Illinois Rte. 26 such as thisIMG_4031
or like this.  The water has encroached slightly before but never flooded the buildings and parking lot that I can remember. IMG_4032 IMG_4033Logan’s is a popular area bar.  I would guess about now the poor sap that maybe drank too much and didn’t drive (thankfully) his vehicle home on Friday night is wishing now that he would have not drank so much.   just assuming…

However, we walked out of church last night to a stunning sunset!
For a few more flood pics, stop over and look at my friend, Joyce’s blog


  1. Send some over to the NC mountains....we close to drought conditions.....yikes...!!
    Beautiful sunset.....

  2. Oh my goodness - the sunset!! That is why JP was texting me looking for the camera. I had it. That is amazing!!

    The line to get to church this morning was way too long as our 3rd attempt. We were too late by the time we got to the line. :(

    Thanks for the shout-out! :)

  3. Floods always amaze me. Thanks for sharing. We need to go check out our own town, as the power plant was sand bagged last night in anticipation of a really big flood. Supposedly, Lake Delhi's dam broke and we were anticipating problems here from it.

  4. Wow, it's really something. We had feet of water in a basement many many years ago. It is one of those things that just makes you want to cry. Such a mess!

    Glad you're home safe and sound. There was some flooding here back in the spring (not our town, but a few towns over) and the one shopping center is still closed.

    Beautiful sunset sky!

  5. We need a ton of rain here in Virginia. Lawns are drying up and dying. Can't even mow.


  6. Stange how some places are under water and others are bone dry. Hope you are well....:-) Hugs

  7. All I can think of is...holy crap! (Intelligent sounding, isn't it?!)

  8. WOW!! You all sure got a lot of rain. We have hardly had any in so long, I am beginning to forget what rain is like. Hope you are OK. Love & blessings from NC!

  9. Lori I'm so thankful that you personally are ok but feel so sad for those who sustained damage in the latest rounds of storms. Water is a scary thing. Because we live on a lake we are constantly aware of the weather. Before we bought our house the lake flooded (years ago) and there was 52" of water in our living room. The whole house had to be gutted and rebuilt. blessings, marlene