Archive for May 18th, 2010

The Flood of 2010

On the first weekend in May, it rained.  Okay, that is a huge understatement.  The truth is that it rained and rained and rained and rained some more.  Our little spot in South-central Kentucky had over 8 inches of rain in 2 1/2 days.  That is way too much!  We were blessed with no damage or utility outage, just the inconvenience of trying to travel to my Nanny’s on that Sunday.

Nanny (and my dad, aunt, and uncle) live in a low-lying area that is prone to dampness anyway.  With that much rain, the creeks and streams swell dramatically and cover the roadways as you can see below.

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These are three different roads we can take to get to my family’s farm. Needless to say, we did not make it to visit that day.  My uncle had traveled the road pictured in the bottom photo just a couple of hours before, and the creek had swelled that much.

We live next to a river, but our house is up on the hill above it so flooding is not a major concern of ours.  The destruction to the natural surroundings of the river was extreme.  Full-grown trees were pushed over and stacked like toothpicks.  The river bank that was close to ten feet high was washed away and now looks like a flat little beach. 




It is an awesome thing to see nature at work whether is a new sprout growing or the destruction caused by major weather. It can take your breath away!

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