Wednesday, August 22, 2007

wanted: one ark

Our county is underwater. We are safe and sound in our home, but J is home for the day because the Big M is closed. It is closed because there is 5 feet of standing water on Main St.

Here comes the craziest part - the Blanchard River, which runs right through downtown and snakes through the rest of the city, is not expected to crest until 8pm TOMORROW. I cannot begin to imagine how high it will be.

We aren't supposed to drive today, but I need milk, plus I really want to take some pictures, so we're going to venture out and I might have some exciting shots for you. Maybe. We'll see if the police send us back home.

ETA:
The river is now scheduled to crest this afternoon, and the word on the street is that our power and water will be going out shortly. J's office will be closed tomorrow, and they will be assessing the need for essential personnel for Fri - although they'll most likely be working from remote locations. We're going to take some pictures in our subdivision this afternoon - a few of the streets are really high, and some of the backyards have turned into lakes. But we are fine, and Zippy is completely unaffected.

8 comments:

Erika said...

seriously... be careful. 6 people died here in their cars. statistically, it's the worst place to be in a flood.

Kara said...

Be careful!! When I lived in TX, there was a tropical storm and I was out driving. People would hit HUGE water pools with cars going under, etc.

Hope you avoid flooding!!

AJ said...

Yikes! Glad you're all okay!

Kathy said...

I do hope this rain stops soon. Glad to hear your house is on higher ground. Looks like Finley is now the Blanchard Lake.

JJ said...

Hope you guys are doing ok! I kept seeing Findley on the new last night and this morning - it looks crazy!!!

mel_fitz said...

holy crap--I saw you on the news!!! ok, not you, but Findlay. maybe it was you. were you in a canoe? ha ha. I'm so glad you weren't affected.

Kathy said...

ok, here we go again. Another severe thunderstorm watch. An ark might be a good idea. We only got about half the rain you did, but we don't need any more. Good Luck!!

Kathy said...

Are you sure you aren't one of the many that thought they were safe from the flood only to find after the rains that the water rose quickly up to their door steps? Are you ok? Do you have flood insurance? Do you need any help?