Monday, May 3, 2010

Flooding in McNairy County

This past weekend a tornado touched down in several places in McNairy County. Thankfully, we did not have any damage to our property except a lot of rain!
On our way to church Sunday morning we passed a lot of flooded fields.
We were very surprised at what we saw when we drove up to the building our Church is renting!
We are so thankful that no water was in the building!
The Selmer City Park
Here are before and after pictures so you can see how deep the water is in the park. (The pictures were taken from different sides of the creek.)
The park entrance (That's a speed limit sign on the far left, next to a floating power pole.)
Our small creek --- not so small anymore. :)
Water was rushing out of our neighbors' pond and down the hill into the little creek.
There were a lot of little fish flapping on the ground. :(
Water slide
The pond overflowing its banks
Our half-drowned meat chickens
Owl Creek, at the back of our farm, widened to about twice its usual size.
You can see in this picture how much wider the creek is. The tree in the middle is usually on the bank.

1 comment:

  1. That's amazing. I wish I could've seen the creek in person!