Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Flood of 2010

We have been hit with a flood here. Fortunately where I live we weren't affected, my parents have lots of water down by their dock and will have some clean up to do they live on a hill so their home wasn't affected. Unfortunately there were a number of people evacuated from their homes because of the flooding from the Wisconsin River. They're calingl this the 100 year flood so it was something magnificent to see.

This first photo was taken Thursday evening after we had received about 6" of rain, we were thinking at this time the river might rise a little bit more than it was at this point

This was Saturday morning, my dad was checking things out, hoping the river had crested, it hadn't yet.
And this was Saturday late afternoon pretty much at crest.

We drove around Saturday and took some pics, this is a stranded car at a gas station under water. The river is actually way in the background way out past the yield sign.

One of the damns with the water just roaring.
A couple of businesses along the river, not a good situation for them.
This was one of the bridges that was kept open, there's another one just up the river a bit that was closed.
The river is receding and now it's time for clean up and recovery. It's unbelievable how much can happen in a weekend.

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