Monday, March 09, 2009

Getting ready for a flood



We have a river running through our town and it floods at 16 feet. I walked down around 2 p.m. at it was a little over 14 feet then. Hopefully, it'll go down and we won't have any problem. If my house floods, our entire town is gone. The river has flooded several times in the past. We had horrid thunderstorms last night. With all the snow melting, it was just too much.

The doc wants me to walk every day, so he got his wish today.

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11 Comments:

Blogger b13 said...

Oh, I hope those waters receded. But what a good opportunity for a photo :)

7:46 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Are you right in Ridgeway or a community nearby? Just wondering as I was trying to place the river and bridge in your photo. My daughter and I were over in Dubois Saturday evening and coming home, driving along Beaver Drive (or is it Beaver Rd) I saw that the stream that runs along there was pretty high. Not helped, I'm sure, by the practice apparently in place of plowing snow from the parking lots adjacent and pushing that snow into big piles alongside that creek. I'm lucky in that where I live there are no streams, big or little, near us! So at least we don't have to worry about flooding unless the snow mealts too fast and french drains around the houses can't always keep up and then the basements get wet.
I gotta agree with the above commenter though on the photo opp your doctor's orders gained you too. Good pic, Kid. Hope you're feeling a bit better and the migraine crap leaves you soon!

9:04 PM  
Blogger ~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I pray that the water recedes before 16 feet for you! We've been melting here too the last several days and now they're predicting several new inches of snow and winter storm with all the works tomorrow.

10:23 PM  
Blogger lisaschaos said...

So your house is the whole town? ;0) I know what you're saying, I sure hope the water has started going down.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh NO! Positive thoughts heading your way. All the best!

We have high rivers too but its only a threat to low-lying areas - and that's outside of any the local villages.

3:14 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

This is not ok. We aren't getting enough rain, and rely on the storms that have bombarded other areas of the US. My prayers are with you and your area.

6:37 AM  
Blogger dana said...

If you're wondering why NEW ALBANY keeps appearing on your "visitors", I was wandering around, back in time, and catching up on your blog. I love floods where I live. Our little home is on a rise and we can get pretty surrounded but it will never reach my house. As long as we're well and in no physical emergency, it's always peaceful during that time. I know. I'm weird beyond understanding.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Yikes! Stay safe!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Salty said...

Please stay safe!

3:42 PM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Gretchen! I hope all is well and water receded. Lisa

8:35 AM  
Blogger Salty said...

Here in south central Pa our winter has been very dry. If we don't get some rain soon we will be having a spring drought. Send you extra water our way!

8:23 PM  

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