Monday, June 20, 2011

Flooding in Tennessee

First, let me say these pictures were not taken by my....they were taken by my BFF/sis-n-law....this is taken looking from their yard..
Gap Creek used to always flood every so often during the summer...but it never even came close to this. If you will click on these, in the second photo, right in the middle you can see that small clump of something which is actually the stop of a small bush I would say. Anyway, see that line running there....that is the railroad. And the railroad there is up above ground level I would say at least 3 or 4 feet...I am thinking maybe more than 5 feet. I don't ever even remember the water reaching over to the railroad, much less going over that.
It is just almost hard to believe even with seeing the pictures...you just never know. It will probably be a while before all the damage is known. Thankfully, they lived higher up than this got....

It has gone down since these were taken...I am not sure if it is all the way down but the railroad crews are working on the railroad. It washed out underneath and railroad ties are just sitting there. My brother nor a neighbor that has lived around there all his life...he is in his 60's....neither of them have ever seen the water this high.

12 comments:

Montanagirl said...

We have a lot of flooding in Montana this year as well. Everything sure is green though! (That's looking on the bright side)

Mildred said...

We hear the reports on tv but these photos really tell the story of devastation.

Judy said...

Wow, we have a bit of flooding of the creeks, but nothing like this.

texwisgirl said...

oh, i can't imagine the engineer work that repairing those railroad tracks will take. eek! lordy!

Carletta said...

That's look a lot like things were in this area a couple of months ago. Weather everywhere is so strange this year.

Ginny said...

Yikes, what a sight!! I am so glad that it didn't go further and damage their house!!

Clara....in TN said...

WOW!!!! I heard on the news today that it rained 9 inches in one hour somewhere in Tennessee. This must have been the spot. WOW!

don said...

Thanks for sharing your sis-in-law's shots of this exceptionally high level of flooding. It's hard to understand why old records are being broken in such hugh amounts. Strange and very dangerous times near the rivers. I'm glad their place is enough higher so the flood does not reach their home.

EG Wow said...

This has been such a terrible year for flooding!

Tricia said...

I've really been watching the news since the flooding here back in April & flooding has been unprecedented all over the world this year... it's scary!

A piece of news said...

I'm glad everyone is safe.

MarieElizabeth said...

It's so hard to believe some times, even when you see the places you know so well under water. Now, if we could just ship some of this rain southwest, we'd all be good.

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