It has FINALLY stopped raining here... for now. It rained for over 3 days STRAIGHT. My work actually closed at 6pm last night and isn't opening until 7am tomorrow... if then. It is near a river and the flood wall, and last I heard the water was approaching the top of the flood wall. We have MASSIVE floods in 2006, what they called the "500 year flood plane", and it's only 5 years later and we are flooding again. My normal 20 minute drive home last night took 1.5 hours. The major highway is caving in, all of the roads to my house are closed because they are flooded. So glad I live on top of the hill/mountain! Here are some pics. I REALLY wish we could send some of this water to Texas and other areas that are on fire and in a drought. Schools here either started yesterday or today and they are ALL closed. Our whole county is in a State of Emergency for at least 5 days, probably more. During the flood of 2006 we were in one for 8 days, and they are saying this could be worst then that. I feel so bad for all of those families that just got their houses rebuilt and over the devistation just 5 years ago, and now they are dealing with it all over again. Just so sad.
This is the top of the flood wall in the near by city. The water is almost over it, it may be by now. This is usually a HUGE drop to the water, like 20+ feet. CRAZY!