Friday, March 19, 2010

The river is rising...


Wednesday after the parade we took a walk along the Mississippi river to see how much the river is rising. Areas that are usually walkways are covered in water. Even though we're a considerable distance from the river, the historic building we live in is actually considered to be in the flood zone. There is talk about possible flooding in our basement. Our apartment is safe--we live on the 5th floor--but it will be interesting to see how much flooding there will be in the coming few days. I can watch the river as I type at my computer...




The picture below shows the level the water reached in the historic 1965 flood. (The water has risen considerably since that pic was taken on Wednesday, but we're still well below that mark) Thankfully, we're not expected to get anywhere near that, because that would be very bad. I'm hoping I can get back down to the river to snap another pic to show the progress of the rising river.

 

There are already preparations underway to deal with potential flooding. A load of sand was dumped in our parking lot for sandbagging today. Hopefully there won't be much need for sandbags!

1 comment:

Kristeena Crabb said...

Wow! These photos are almost terrifying. It's been a rough winter for everyone.