"If you are lucky enough to live by water, you're lucky enough."
That proverb hung in our downstairs bathroom.
Well, I am sure most have heard or seen the news that the Mississippi River is taking a toll on the river folks. My town, Greenville, MS, is getting hit hard. There is a deep history of the river flooding the area: 1927, 1973, 2008, and the present. I wanted to post a few pics of our house. We live on Lake Ferguson, which is directly fed from the Mississippi River.
This is our house in 2005
This is our house in 2006
This is our house in 2008 (the water crested at 57.8)
The 2008 flood gutted our first two floors (including kitchen and living room). Here are some pics after the waters had left:
We rebuilt the kitchen and living room (and raised it higher). These pictures are taken from Easter of 2011. This day we just received word that the river would crest at least at 60 Feet.
Today, May 7, the river is at 58.3 in Greenville. It is scheduled to crest at 64.5 on May 17. This means water will be in the upper floor. I hope to have new pics up soon. The Levee Patrol has deemed it illegal to be on the Levee after this weekend, so we will just have to wait and see.
To check the flood level, please visit The National Weather Service River Forecast for the Lower Mississippi.