Wednesday, April 27, 2011

poplar bluff, mo



the town where i was born has been in the news a lot lately due to excessive rain and flooding.

I took the first photo above last summer from the bank of the Black River, right where it runs through downtown Poplar Bluff. A normal level...

The photo below I stole from my sister's site, Bluff Area Daily, showing the entrance to the same bridge across the river - and you can see the water all the way up to the bottom of the bridge!

Pretty amazing ... and dangerous. Thatsa lotta watta~! =)

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5 comments:

Halcyon said...

Wow! Hope everyone is safe at least.

Jim Klenke said...

I bet there are snakes 10' long in there.

Tricia said...

Oh WoW Brian... very cool comparison... I'm gonna send everyone over here to check that out!!! =)
Thanks for the shout out & stay tuned to Bluff Area Daily for more updates on the flood situation! LoL! =)

Tricia said...

PS go to KFVS12 for a video of the emergency spillway from yesterday... one day after I took those pics (on my post today) I sent you... Redmond Creek is COMPLETELY UNDER WATER now... T Hwy is blocked

texwisgirl said...

Hi Brian! Had no idea you were Tricia's brother! Small world! I've been following her blog for a while now and she mentioned your post here. I was IN Terrell today doing some shopping as I live about 1/2 hour away! :) And I've come by your blog before from the Tribune site. :)