A lot of water fell today. Our county has been declared a disaster area, and a Weather Emergency was declared. People were asked to stay in their homes. Some areas around us received up to a foot of rain today.
This is the end of our street. The last time this flooded, I was a little girl. But I remember. Still.
I think my kids will remember today's flood for a long, long time.
This is the water rushing over my shoes in the middle of our street. THE MIDDLE. Not at the curb. The middle. It was mid calf at the curb. Not since I was a little girl do I remember the water covering the middle of the road.
Here we are standing on the neighbor's porch watching a car drive down the river. This is the high end of the street where the water wasn't very deep, but you can still see that in the middle the water was ponding.
We were lucky. Our basement is dry. Our children are home safe and sound. All family members are accounted for. All animals are safe.
In the southern part of our county dams broke and a lot of communities are flooded.
Our neighbor's basement is flooded. So are many, many other basements. Many people lost everything they owned today. Some people were stupid and ventured out in the water and almost lost their lives. Thank you to those who risked their lives to save the foolish.
A boring day is a good day. Yes, boring is good.
When you say your prayers tonight, please remember south central Indiana.