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  1. That One Guy

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    My little town is being washed away. 2 major bridges in town have collapsed. A dam to north has broke. the river was already very high and starting to spill over it's banks. the local hospital has been evacuated. Right now the area of town i live in is cut off from the rest of the city. Flood water is within a 1/4 mile of my home. The military has set up base close by and their helicopters are flying over and learning the lay of the land. their helicopters are everywhere. the radio said authorities are expecting an evacuation of my area before morning. I had to go see just how bad things are and it is very bad. I drove as far as I could drive and people were frantic and trying to leave town, but there is no way out right now.

    we are cut off.

    http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=8446952
     
  2. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I hope you took your camera. That's something to help get you out of your latest funk.



    *EDIT* Forgot to mention that I hope everyone is safe and damage is kept to a minimum.
     
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    That is frightening! I hope it starts to get better!
     
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    Wow frightening, hope everything ends up ok
     
  5. That One Guy

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    thanks for all of your comments. no i didnt take my camera. honestly, it was the last thing on my mind at the time.

    the flurry of activity in my area has ceased so i am taking that as a good sign.
     
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    im down in kentucky and heard this on our news today. im surprised that we didnt get any of that rain at all. seems like it got pretty bad up there
     
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    Let's hope the flood waters will subside shortly, Good luck
     
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    They will... :)

    But just IN CASE they don't, have you taken any precautionary measures for if things get worse? Get your flashlights out, and put valuables in the second story, in case the water gets to your house. Perhaps you should fill your bathtub up with clean water in case your water supply becomes contaminated... There's probably only a .1% chance you'll need it, but its easier to drain your bathtub than to be thirsty.. And the water doesn't have to reach you to become contaminated... And it really sucks if the power is out and your stove is electric, cause you can't even boil it.

    Everything will work out, though. It may get worse before it gets better, but at least you have plenty of warning and all... We'll be thinking about you!
     
  9. That One Guy

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    Yeah it did pretty bad. Things like that don't happen around here.

    Thank you Doug. The water is receding.

    Things are better now :) Water is receding in parts of the town. Thank you everyone for your comments and concerns :)
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's pretty nasty. How is your place. Sufficiently far from the flood waters?
     
  11. That One Guy

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    My place is fine :) The fork of the river near my home was at 22.5 feet above flood level before receding. I was sweating it for a little while though.

    Thank you for your concern :)
     
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    There you are. You're glad you live on high ground :) Lots of silly people in Britain bought cheap houses built on flood plains then wondered why and whined when they got flooded. Duh!
     

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