Monday, June 30, 2008

Flood!

While we were in Indiana, we wanted to go to Steve's nephew Brent's wedding to Denisa, in Frankfort. We were about 45 minutes into our trip when we realized we were in serious trouble. We were traveling through rain and began to notice flooding, mudslides, power outages, emergency vehicles, etc. By the time we decided we should turn around the roads were blocked in almost every direction. It took us 7 hours to find a way back to Bedford.

Here's a picture of Brent and Denisa at Sherilyn's wedding.


Flash flooding near Martinsville


37 South was blocked because it was flooded in several places. We had been on this road heading north an hour before.



A flooded creek



More flooding





Never seen anything like it!




This road which we were on washed out.



Unbelievable!






This is an exit ramp (off 37 onto 67) which we had just been on, here you can see water spilling over the concrete lane dividers.



Mudslide





Another flooded road in Martinsville. Potted plants from a nursery are floating across the road.




65 South finally dried up enough for us to get back to Bedford. But the northbound lanes are still flooded in this picture.
It was quite an experience!

13 comments:

Byron Gurnee said...

WOW!! Thanks for the pictures!! You hear about it in the news, but those picture were made it even more realistic.

Byron

Michele said...

Glad you made it home safely! Very Scary!

Michelle said...

That happened so fast, it's amazing! We missed you guys at the wedding!

Kelly S said...

I heard about this. What a mess! So sorry you had to go through all of that, but so glad y'all are safe!

The Millard Family said...

Great pictures! Glad you are safe.

Betty said...

Hi there,
So glad you got back home safe to Indiana in all that rain and flooding.

So good to see all your new home photos and views. Hope to come see ya sometime.

Love and Prayer
Betty Jewett

Vonnie said...

Incredible pictures! I can't believe how terrible all of the flooding was!

Kim M. said...

I have never seen a road washed out like that. Amazing! Glad y'all were safe!

Melanie C. said...

Unbelievable! So glad you all were safe and not swept away like those plants!! :-) I don't know how you managed to stay calm for being on the road 4ever only to get "nowhere"!

Valorie said...

Thank God for protection. Amazing pictures.

sankey family said...

Seeing these pictures again just reminds me of sitting in Mom's living room listening to your story! So glad you all were safe that day.

Ronda said...

Had to come clear to IN to get so much excitement, huh?:) Actually...it was tragic for so many people...I am glad that you made it home safely! Loved the beautiful wedding pictures! The bride looked so pretty! I also think that Joe and Maria are adorable together. His parents pastored our church for a few years...a very nice family and Joe is a sweetheart! Hope that you all are doing well...

Toots said...

Wow! I'm surely glad you DID make it safel--finally! Incredible flooding!