This is my parents coming home from church last Sunday, taken by my iphone as I sat inside my dry car.
We received a record rainfall 11 inches in 24 hours and we sit perfectly in between two creeks. One rose 42 feet, not sure about the other, but by noon on Sunday, they had joined forces and we were sitting on an island.
Later that day, when the rain subsided, we went to look at the damage. This is the road that leads up to our property and the photo was taken about 5:00. Notice the barn in this photo versus the previous one. In 5 hours, the water rose about 8-10 feet and was completely impassable.
Nice legs, Dad.
About 300 yards of water covered the road and at it's deepest, it was about 10-11 feet. This was not standing water because it was 2 creeks joined together, so there was definitely a current.
And, the view to the right. Usually this small creek is contained in about a 4-foot wide area on the other side of that tree-line.
And a look to the left and at my main squeeze, G.
He was so upset about his $30 rain suit from Tractor Supply. It just didn't hold up like he thought it would....got a hole somewhere...
Further up the road on our property, this is a look down the bluff into our bottom land. Normally, the bottom-land will flood a little, but we've never seen anything like this.
This is the field on the east side of our property. When we bought this, it wasn't in the flood plain...
Neither was this.
That's Drake's creek, well out of it's banks.
And, this is the bottom land on the South side of our property.
And on the northwest.
So, we were an island for 2 days.
In that time, we formed a government, gave ourselves amnesty, and decided we didn't have to pay taxes.
Then, we ran out of food and journeyed to our motherland.
Just a quick update on me: I'll post pics soon, just been nauseous, but everything is fine with me and the baby. 12weeks, 6days today.