Friday, March 21, 2008

SE Missouri Flood


With all the flooding across the midwest this week a few people have asked about my family, who live in and around Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Everyone is doing ok, a few close calls with flooding though. The photos today are taken with my sister's camera phone from the parking lot around the moving company my dad owns. This first photo is looking from the front door of the office out into the street. There isn't any water here at all normally - this is a parking lot and driveway, and there is a small water drainage ditch out parallel to the street/highway in front. Obviously this ditch is full and overflowed everywhere.....

The next photo below shows the front of Poplar Bluff Transfer Company. My dad owns this local agency for Atlas Van Lines. You can see a small wooden plank that seems to be floating in the water, and this is normally the walkway across the ditch to get to the mailbox....


This next photo is another one of the parking lot - if you didn' t know exactly where the driveway was when turning off the highway, you could easily end up in the ditch... the driveway is right next to the yellow post....but which side?


This last photo shows the McDonalds right down the street from the office....

3 comments:

Jana said...

I hope your family and their business make it through ok.

marley said...

These shots remind me of the flooding we had here in Cheltenham, UK last July. Fingers crossed your folks dry out soon.

Deslilas said...

Caprice du temps.
Weather surprises.