Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July Flood

NOTE: This post is VERY photo heavy!

Look at what happened here at the Skuse household last Friday. We were forcasted to have some heavy rain and storms after about 10 days of no rain. It started to pour shortly after 2:30 in the afternoon. Our driveway started to look like a small stream.
Here's the shot off the front porch looking to  the road. See all the water coming down the hill to the drain and the stream of water in the front yard? At the time I didn't know it, but this was just the beginning of more water.
This is what the front yard looked like at 2:52.


Here it is a half an hour later. Thinking that it was going to be a usual flooding of the creek, I had gone back into the house to continue my Friday housecleaning. When I happened to look out the window, this is what I saw.
We stood and watched the water come up really quickly, This is the first time I have even see the road flood.

It only took a minute for the water to completely cover the road. Logs that we had sitting on the side of our yard floated away.
And there goes my chair, never to be seen again.
I had saved it numerous times, but that was over. Who knows where it ended up!


One hour later from the original photo.

There's our bridge. Luckily the trees stopped it from going any further. And it was not a small one, the bottom made from telephone poles!

The back of our property was just as bad. This is the view across the creek to our lower pasture completely flooded.

And further back it was the same. So hard to believe.

I am happy to report that it did stop raining and the water went down about 2 hours later leaving behind a lot of mud and debris. I just thank the farmer who sited our house like they did up on the hill away from flooding. Even though we did get some water in the basement, it was not more than usual. I just hope that we don't have another storm like that for a long time!


  1. Oh my! That's quite a bit of flooding! Glad it didn't go into your home!

  2. omgosh, that's a lot of water! so glad the chair was the only casualty. hope it stays dry for a while now!