Monday, May 03, 2010

Flood photos

A few images from the flood yesterday and its aftermath here at home. So Google searches can find the right post, these pictures are from western Lewis County, Tennessee, near Hohenwald, in the drainage of Cane Creek. Click on any image to see a larger version.

Two shots snapped during our escape as the waters were rising rapidly; as you can see we might have waited a few minutes longer than would have been ideal. Looking out the windshield:

The water was less than a foot deep, but it was still unnerving. Especially considering the view to the right:

That is our across-the-street neighbor. The water is pouring over the levee of the pond to the left and across the yard. In the background on the upper right you see the roiling raging torrent of mud that is Cane Creek, normally a placid headwater stream a few feet across and a few inches deep.

Later that afternoon as the waters receded, they left us many gifts and flattened fences:

At the downstream end of our property the road was washed out:

This is not as impressive as it may seem; this road washes out about every other year on average.

Today we drove up into Hickman County, which seems to have been hit as hard as anywhere. More details and photos will follow.


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