Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The flood of 2012

Who would have ever thought that the city on the hill, Duluth Mn would flood?? We have had over 10 inches of rain since yesterday and there is more coming. The entire city is under a state of emergency. Many businesses closed today because so many roads were impassable. I have never seen anything like this ever before. Here are some photos that I took around town today. 

 This is Chester creek
 Everything was washing downtown, many streets were covered with mud, rocks and debris!
 Chester Park

 Side of a road washed away

 More road damage

 half of this road just gave away, the dirt underneath washed away.

 This is a car lot, it is full of cars, many just can not be seen anymore!

Here is where our camper was parked last night, good thing the hubby thought to move it, otherwise we would have lost it! 
 This is that same spot this morning!

 My front yard...

 There is water coming across the entire length of the driveway.
 My garden, under about a foot of water, I am sure it will all rot. But this is the worst of our damage, we are very lucky. The house is fine and we have no major water damage.
 and my peonies are still blooming!
 This is the creek in the front of my house, the water has come down about a foot from where it was earlier today.
 and well, I got new boots, if I couldn't justify them today, then I never could!
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