Tuesday, March 25, 2008

High Water

This is the scene in the suburb of Valley Park, just about at the crest of the flood. There were lots of gawkers and picture-takers but nearly as many television news crews. In the middle background above is I 44, built up on a wide berm. The flood barely missed inundating it. The state highway department expected to close the only major highway to the southwest but the water didn't quite get that high. They lined the outer lanes of the road with interlocking concrete blocks, covered them with huge plastic sheets and weighed those down with sandbags.

TOMORROW: Land's End


oldmanlincoln said...

I saw your post yesterday and commented and today it shows even more details. Wow.

I wonder how many people have been provoked into getting flood insurance from the government.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Great shots. Hopefully things will dry out soon.

Yesterday's shot was terrific too. Was going to say funny, but perhaps ironic is a better description.

Olivier said...

impressionnante ces inondations et des photos.
impressive these inundations and photographs.

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

I guess your own home is safe and well, at least i hope it is!

I had a serious spot of bother taking my last picture, it was very unpleasant.

iBlowfish said...

It freaked me out little bit to see all those flood in your city. I heard from news some of cities outside Cleveland have the same problem too with flood. Anyway, I sent you an email.

Rambling Round said...

Stay out of the water!

Thiên said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts. Here in Seguin, Texas, we have had many, many floods.

Pat said...

Horrible to see the suffering from these floods! Stay safe!


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Jana said...

My goodness, that is alot of water! You have some great shots! I hope you stay safe!