Friday, April 19, 2013

I was Flooded In!

What an unbelievable spring we are having here in the Midwest. Last summer was a severe drought. This winter was average but maybe a little warmer than normal. This spring has been crazy! The first day of spring gave us 8" of snow! Now we received 4" of rain! 

Here is what it looked like off our back deck! There are two hillsides that come together behind our house. We have a drainage pipe that couldn't handle all the water and leaves so it began to fill and overflow into our yard.


As it flowed past our deck towards the slope to our lower area.


Rushing down the slope.


Following the run off channel towards our road.


At the bottom where it went everywhere in the lower yard. You can kind of see our house up on the hill.


The river of water flowing down our gravel road. It looks like gravel but it was solid water all the way!


One of two low water bridges we cross. I couldn't get to the second one, obviously. There is a piece of concrete under that water somewhere!


Crazy times! I had one boy stuck at home with me and the other boy on the outside wanting to come home after school! The good news is that it takes a lot to make it do this and it goes down low enough to drive through within an hour or so of the rain stopping/diminishing.

I hope everyone else is safe and sound! Have a great weekend!

Bonnie

7 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, that is a lot of rushing water. Hope it dries out soon.

Jemsmom said...

Wow!!! That is a lot of water!!! We got about 6 more inches of snow last night!!!! Arrrrrrggggghhhh!!!!!

NanaDiana said...

Wow, Bonnie- That is a whole lotta rain. Glad your house is high enough not to ever get flooded. It is always a bit tense when the rain keeps coming and coming and coming. It is snowing here today- UGH- xo Diana

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Wow! Looks kinda pretty from my perspective (like a flowing river) but I can certainly see how this would be a problem. Glad it's not threatening your home. Look on the bright side,maybe you will have lot's of greenery all around this year! Take care!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Wow, Bonnie, glad ya'll didn't wash away. Other than the raging water, your place looks beautiful. We have had some typical Mississippi weather that hasn't been fun also, tornado threats and all. I am starting all over with a new blog and all, would love for ya to stop by sometime.

Traci said...

Glad it doesn't happen often! We've had a lot of rain lately too. It's crazy.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Oh my goodness Bonnie! You went from the frozen tundra to getting flooded in! That's Missouri weather for you, isn't it? Did you get some of that snow we saw yesterday? Glad none of you were trying to drive through it....no no no! Hope you've been having a good week!

Debbie

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