Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Heavy Weather

We live in that part of Indiana that is in the news currently for some pretty serious weather.  The storms raged for hours last night keeping us awake. It wasn't that it was that scary, really, it was just astoundingly loud for some 5 hours without ceasing. Here are some pictures that I took this morning from our front yard.

This shot is of our neighbor's house, across the street (Hwy. 27). That water behind their house is a creek that normally is not even remotely visible from my front porch.

I don't think the water actually reached their house, but it defintely flooded 80% of their yard, flooding their storage shed and drowning their garden. They are out of town at the moment.

This is the field just south of our house, on the other side of our driveway. The aforementioned creek goes under the highway, usually unseen, but now freely overflowing it's banks into the field.

Ed, who does an awesome job farming our land, is definitely going to be replanting the soybeans in that part of the field. Lots of extra work and added expense.  And I'm certain this isn't the only flooded area on our farm.

Nothing wrong with making the news, but not like this. Our home happens to be on some of the highest ground around here, fortunately, but in Lynn, the little town north of here, some two dozen families had to be evacuated by boat, I was told. Pretty tough times for those folks.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Wow! Glad to hear that you are doing alright so far... we were in our basement two nights ago with city sirens going off outside... interesting spring, that's for sure! In June, nonetheless!!!