The Flood of March 2010

In the last day and a half, we’ve gotten somewhere between six and ten inches of rain. That’s a lot of flippin’ rain. Today has been incredibly stressful—running around the basement, trying anything to keep water from destroying our newly finished basement. We did take a little time today to observe the magnitude of what was going on around us, though. I took some photos and video and figured I’d share.

This river was in our backyard this morning (and most of the day). A little brook up the street overflowed and just sent water gushing down the street and through yards. So, this water had a pretty impressive current going since it started up the street a ways.

First, here’s the brook that overflowed up the street and triggered the flooding.

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And here’s a still of “the river” as seen behind our neighbor’s garage.

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Here’s a still further down the river in our backyard. See that little playhouse behind the swingset? That started off in the grass-burned square closest to the camera. Yeah, it went a real long way.

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Here’s a closeup of our new castle/slide thingie. This huge and extremely heavy contraption was moved a good 30 feet by the current.

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In the end of the video above, I showed the river rushing through our neighbors’ backyards towards a street below. We went for a walk to check out that street. First, here’s our neighbor’s kids playing in a waterfall created by the river.

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Lastly, here’s the water at the bottom of the hill, all collecting in one convenient lake. They closed Read Street for most of the day today.

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We also shot some video while down there:

I’ve definitely never seen as much rain as I saw today.

One Comment

  1. On March 30th, 2010 at 10:57 pm Eric said:

    Wow, those are some crazy pictures. Hope your basement makes it through ok Adam!