Thursday, February 21, 2013
It seems like since the first major flooding in 2008, my father and step-mother have only lived in their house less than two years. They have had to bounce from hotel room to spare bedrooms. The house is complete, and they are happy. I give them much respect for enduring such a tragic event. I am sure it took a toll on both of them. I give them all my respect and love for their continual support of each other through these past years.
The first post is one titled: "Leading up to the Flood" In this post you can see what the "normal" water levels have been in the past. You also see pics from the 2008 flood where ONLY half of the house was destroyed.
This next post is a fun one for me. Every year the water does get in our yard. March of 2011 was no exception. However, the water rose and then left. The residents thought this was going to be the only sign of high water. In this video, I am catching carp with my hands in the front yard. The river stage is 48 ft year. Water is in the house at 51. So while there was some fun and games, there was much concern.
The next is from May 8th. A few of the neighbors (including my father) was able to get a hold of a barge. The barge was pushed up to our house in order to get the furniture out of the upper floors.
RIVER CRESTED AT 64.5 in Greenville
This post is from 5/19/2011.
June 2011 update
This last post is from April 2012. I visited with my camera. The area along Lake Ferguson is still in waste. I poked around in numerous houses that had been abandoned and was able to get a few pics.
A new post from 12/28/2015 - New Pictures of 2011 flood - From the Vault
I have numerous gigs of photos and videos that people sent me. I hope to one day get them in some sort of book formant. I hope you enjoyed these posts.