Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Flooding

So it seems like every time I get on any kind of social media, including the tv, people have been talking about rain and flooding these last few weeks and even months.

Last month (May 30) we went driving around looking at the flooding that was going on around at home. Now I live 6 miles outside of town if you use the state hwy to get there. But there are back roads that a lot of people in my neck of the woods use to get to the south end of town or we use to get to my parents house. When we start having flooding though, those routes are off limits. The major river that runs through our area runs through our back roads. But a lot of times what gets us is flat agriculture lands that get flooded.

This is actually ag land over on another state highway. There again some of it could be due to the river, but some could be due to over flow on flat lands. This guys corn field was flooded. And it covers the roadway.

I would not suggest doing what this guy did. As you can see the water levels were about 2.5 feet deep. Now it wasn't flowing water so he went ahead through, that and he was in a truck but I still wouldn't recommend it. Never know if the road is washed out.

When he saw us, we were in my car and he suggested we didn't try it. We weren't even planning on it, we were just out gawking and taking pictures of the flooding. This gal though... She went through it in that car. I definitely wouldn't recommend it. The water was up over her hood at one point.

Even if your roads aren't washed out, look at all the junk the flooding left on the roadway. Who knows what you'd be driving over.

We accidentally wound up on a dead end and look what we found. How pretty is this barn?

This is the bridge we take a lot of photos on. They actually removed the bars so you could cross the river here. The bridge is in such bad condition though I'm not sure you'd want to....

And all this flooding brought up this snapper.

But this... this is the reason you don't drive across flooded roadways. The trees took out this road. There was nothing left of it.

I'm not sure if they have gotten it fixed yet or not. I need to drive back down there and see... After this, we took off to go eat dinner with my parents and see my dad's newest purchase.

5 comments:

  1. We have a lot of flooding up here in Mid MO too. My friend lives right on a river up here that dumps into the MO River. They MO is way up and they are starting to move furniture up to their second level. They haven't had to do that since the floods of 93. The farmers can't get into the fields to cut hay. One farmer keeps plowing the field in the MO River bottom only to have huge puddles form in his fields again. Wish the rain would stop! I bet Shoal Creek is roaring with all this rain! I haven't been to Joplin in a while but I remember, as a kid, riding my horse and seeing the low water bridge to the Falls, being under water.

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  2. Lot of flooding here, too. Too bad we can't send some of it to California.
    People who drive through flooded areas are just idiots.
    That bridge looks like it would be good for fishing on, though. :-)
    Glad you and your family are all safe. God bless. ♥

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  3. those people were really stupid. was there no other way around?? wow.

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  4. Wow those last few pictures are crazy! And yeah that lady in the little car is lucky she didn't stall in that water! Send the rain our way please!

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  5. Oh wow! That is quite a bit of flooding! We have an area a little ways out of town that floods really bad every year and it is neat to go and check it out. I drove my old Honda through a flooded area before and I started panicking about halfway through. Thankfully we made it through but I won't do that again! I love the photos!

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