We had 6″+ of rain on Thursday night – Friday morning. Then Friday night – Saturday morning we had more. Much more. I’d estimate another 6″ but it is hard to get a reading and most places don’t measure and report for our town.
Our power only went on & off several times, never staying off for long. However, JP was trying to finish and submit a paper last night so moved to our computer with the battery back-up. It just poured! Lots of thunder & lightening too.
About 9:30 this morning, we took a tour from our house, south & east. We found —
The force of the water rushing out of the creek banks flattened grass & shifted logs & limbs. I’ll post the pictures smaller like this but you can click on them and see them larger.
Debris on top of the bridge tells us the water was over the bridge edge and across the road during the night. (this is Grandpa’s road) Phil says he would have loved to been able to see this. I’m not so sure….
Water covered the road….
One mile south of us and then just to the right we found the water had wiped out the road! JP hopped in the hole and he was lower than the road at his 5′ 8″ when standing on the tube. Plus there is a 12″ curb of gravel at the edge so a foot of road had already washed away.
Were you wondering why your phone didn’t work this morning? The rest of the line is at the bottom of the tube. Oopsie! (Just now after 1 p.m. we saw a twp dump truck go down the road so maybe they’ll put up a sign. ha!)
Some of the washed area past the washed-out road.
South of the small town to the east of us. Two of the 4 ways in are flooded.
Our highway near the small town SE of us.
The only church there… I think tomorrow’s lesson is on Noah’s preparation. There were several vehicles there with lots of pumps running.
The other side of where the highway splits… this water was very near the point of coming over the highway.
Now these people have a bigger pool in the backyard. There are 2 calves up by the barn trying to find ground to stand on.
The current was strong enough to move these rocks from the tube under the highway.
~~ back to our place…
Our waterway east of the house. Normally there is no water here, just grass.
The other side of the tree shows it took out just a bit of soybeans.
And some rocks were carried from the other side of the highway to here as well.
We are safe & fine. Thankful for the house up on the hill. The water is filling in the cut-out area where the water pump sits in the basement but hasn’t overflowed. So we lent our dehumidifier to one with a wet basement and pray for those with so much damage.
ETA: This just borrowed from a friend. This is from the bigger town north of us.
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